Saturday, September 21, 2013

Special Report: Uranium

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Thursday 02/07/2013
Uranium puts Southside back on 'most endangered' Southeast places
 The Southern Environmental Law Center is out with its latest endangered places in the Southeast and there are some familiar names among the top 10.

Friday 02/01/2013
Fate of uranium mining rests with McDonnell
Gov. Bob McDonnell has become the sole focus of the tug-of-war over uranium mining in Virginia now that the sponsor of a House bill that would establish mining regulations agreed to drop his legislation.

Thursday 01/31/2013
Uranium mining proposal dies; supporters appeal to governor
The halls of the General Assembly were jubilant Thursday as uranium mining opponents learned the issue is most likely dead for the year, although supporters are now appealing to the governor.

Wednesday 01/30/2013
Do or die day for uranium in General Assembly?
Delegate James Edmunds, R-Halifax, says he is not buying rumors that the Senate uranium bill won’t even see committee Thursday.

A second uranium bill headed for Senate Finance Committee
People are watching Senate Bill 919, which creates a severance tax on uranium. That bill is up before the Senate Finance Committee this afternoon. Additional language could be added to it before it is heard.

Monday 01/28/2013
Southside uranium opponents head to Richmond
The issue of uranium mining in Virginia heats up at the General Assembly this week.

Tuesday 01/22/2013
Supervisors to hold special meeting on uranium
The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors will hold a special called meeting at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss and consider resolutions on proposed state bills regarding uranium mining and milling.

Friday 01/18/2013
First uranium bill filed in House of Delegates
The first bill aimed at lifting the 1982 moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia was filed Friday.

Tuesday 01/15/2013
Business leaders have mixed views on uranium mining
By a slim majority, business leaders surveyed for the Uranium Working Group’s socioeconomic report do not support lifting the 1982 moratorium on uranium mining, according to a new study released Tuesday.

Monday 01/14/2013
Final part of uranium report due Tuesday
The full socioeconomic report from the Uranium Working Group is headed to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office Tuesday.

Virginia uranium mining stirring on two fronts
The drafting of proposed uranium mining legislation is expected to be completed this week in Richmond as yet another study on the subject makes its debut.

Thursday 01/10/2013
Uranium backers take their message to Capitol
Dozens of Southside Virginia proponents of uranium mining arrived by bus at the Capitol on Thursday as lawmakers provided more details on proposed legislation that would end a 1980s state moratorium on mining the ore used in nuclear power reactors.

Wednesday 01/09/2013
Bill would funnel tax revenues to Pittsylvania County, state
Ken Bowman says he isn’t counting chickens — or money — yet as the General Assembly considers a bill that would direct uranium tax revenues to Pittsylvania County economic development.

Lawmakers to detail proposed mining legislation
State Sens. John Watkins and Dick Saslaw along with Delegate Jackson Miller plan to hold a news conference in Richmond on Thursday with members a new pro-uranium citizens group rooted in Pittsylvania County.
Black faith leaders push to keep ban on uranium
Black faith leaders in Southwest Virginia announced their support Friday for keeping the moratorium on uranium mining.

Thursday 01/03/2013
Danville City Council unites against uranium mining
Danville City Council unanimously agreed Thursday to support Virginia’s 1982 moratorium on uranium mining and milling.

Monday 12/31/2012
Resolution against uranium up for Danville City Council vote
A resolution to keep Virginia’s uranium mining moratorium intact comes to a vote at the Danville City Council meeting Thursday.

Sunday 12/16/2012
Uranium, day care centers on Danville City Council agenda
Special use permits, in-home day care centers and disposing of abandoned vehicles will all be addressed by Danville City Council Tuesday night before members meet in a work session to discuss the upcoming budget and whether to officially take a position on the possibility that the state will lift the uranium mining ban.

Friday 12/14/2012
Bolling speaks out against uranium mining
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling visited Danville and publicly declared his opposition to lifting Virginia’s uranium mining moratorium.

Group supporting uranium mining forms
A new group — including residents, farmers and business owners — has formed to support uranium mining in Pittsylvania County.

Wednesday 12/12/2012
Chamber breaks its silence on uranium
Saying its membership expects it to act on their interests, the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce has broken its silence about uranium mining and milling by supporting Virginia’s mining moratorium.

Tuesday 12/11/2012
Uranium project comes with steep regulatory price
A few audience members groaned after hearing about the layers of bureaucracy that will be needed to regulate uranium mining and milling in Virginia at the final meeting of the Uranium Working Group.

Monday 12/10/2012
Milling 'driving issue’ of uranium controversy
The process of taking solid rock containing uranium ore, crushing it and using chemicals to leech out the useful uranium — which is referred to as “milling” — is one of the more controversial parts of the uranium mining issue facing Pittsylvania County and Virginia.

Governor’s group to issue final uranium report in Chatham
The Uranium Working Group will present its final report to the Uranium Subcommittee meeting of the Coal and Energy Commission at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Olde Dominion Agriculture Center in Chatham.

Thursday 12/06/2012
Governor on uranium: ‘I don’t have an opinion yet’
Gov. Bob McDonnell said he has not formed an opinion on the issue of uranium mining and milling in Virginia, but said there would potentially be big benefits to lifting the state’s 1982 moratorium.

Uranium regs would be costly for Virginia
If Virginia tried to regulate uranium mining, it would need a new bureaucracy of 24 to 25 professionals plus administrative staff, the chairman of the National Academy of Sciences panel on uranium mining in Virginia said Thursday.

Uranium mining focus of AP Capitol forum
RICHMOND - Some of the leading voices on uranium mining in Virginia are heading to the Capitol to discuss one of the biggest issues in the 2013 session of the General Assembly.

Wednesday 11/14/2012
Is uranium mining worth the risk?
The chance of a catastrophic pollution spill at a proposed uranium mine in Pittsylvania County might be small, but it is not zero.

Wednesday 11/07/2012
Resolution highlights rift among Pittsylvania supervisors
The two uranium mining resolutions that the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors fiercely debated Monday paint a bold picture of the board’s split over how to deal with the controversial issue.

Monday 11/05/2012
Uranium resolution approved by Pittsylvania County
The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors passed a uranium mining resolution by a 4-3 vote Monday night.
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