Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A road on the Coles Hill site is flooded.

Flooding near proposed uranium mining site

Comments:  Flooding at Coles Hill is a huge deal, floods in other countries has ruin the water around the mines, for someone who has never mine anything to say they can control rainfall, is not telling the truth, this company throws monies against the wall and it sticks which has influence many leaders of VA.......evil, pure evil!  By the way county schools are late tomorrow!

A road closes near Coles Hill that runs through the Virginia Uranium Incorporated but getting home isn't the only concern for one nearby farmer.

Today's heavy rain is bringing more attention to the proposed uranium mining site in Pittsylvania County.
A road on the Coles Hill site is flooded.
Opponents say the mining would contaminate streams and rivers.
"It's a beautiful day."

Rain is liquid sunshine for farmer Byron Motley.

"It's a tremendous welcome. We need the rainfall badly for all the crops," Motley said.

It's making harvest season look extra plentiful this year and replenishing dry creeks.

"They call it dry branch, and this past summer it has been 100 percent dry. You could walk around and never get your feet wet," Motley said.


"This is the proof that the water that's coming from the mill site, this is where it goes. And you can see what two and three inches of rain is doing it's flooding the roads down here," Motley said.

Motley believes the proposed mine could contaminate the water, which runs into a nearby water source.

Motley says he's contacted several senators and delegates and posted pictures on Facebook of the flooding.
People who live on this road are finding detours to get around this section of the road.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will keep the road closed until water levels are again below the road.