Saturday, November 9, 2013

Danville recognized for uranium stance

 Danville recognized for uranium stance

By DENICE THIBODEAU (434) 791-7985 | Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 8:09 pm 
The Keep the Ban Coalition — a group opposed to lifting the state’s uranium mining ban — honored Danville City Council on Thursday.

Dr. Pradeep Pradhan presented City Council with a framed certificate of appreciation from the group, thanking council members for their “steadfast support.”

Pradhan said the city, with other groups and organizations also committed to the ban, were responsible for stopping the progress of the proposed uranium mine in Pittsylvania County last year and “we hope you will re-affirm your commitment” to keeping the ban, pointing out that one containment leak would destroy local drinking water and cause major health issues.

Les Adams elected to represent Virginia's 16th district

By Justin Ward,
Published On: Nov 05 2013 09:52:46 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 05 2013 11:02:42 PM CST
This was Adams' first run for a political office. He is an attorney in Chatham and was raised in Pittsylvania County.
Improving the economy and keeping the ban on uranium mining are his two main priorities for Southern Virginia
 Earthquake location 37.936°N, 77.975°W

Small earthquake reported near Louisa Saturday

Posted: Nov 09, 2013 9:45 AM EST Updated: Nov 09, 2013 9:51 AM EST

LOUISA, VA (WWBT) -            
A small earthquake was measured near Louisa County Saturday morning according to the United States Geological Survey.

The 1.9 magnitude aftershock happened at 5:59 a.m. and was felt 6 miles SSE of Louisa and 27 miles NW of Short Pump.