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Virginia Uranium dumps its Coles Hill project


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Amid fierce political opposition, US uranium miner suspends mine plans, Ana Komnenic | December 15, 2013

A uranium miner has given up on mining one of the world’s largest known uranium deposits in Virginia – for now.

Virginia Uranium has plans to develop the Coles Hill deposit in Pittsylvania County.According to the Associated Press, the site contains an estimated 119-million-pounds of uranium.

But Virginia has a decades-long ban on uranium mining and the Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe has fiercely opposed attempts to change this legislation and said he would veto any pro-uranium bills.Faced with this major political hurdle, Virginia Uranium told the Associated Press on Saturday that it would “not back the introduction of uranium mining legislation in the 2014 session of the General Assembly.”

The company cited the Governor-Elect’s opposition as a “significant challenge” to the project……
Environmental group Sierra Club has applauded McAuliffe for his opposition, publishing an article this week thanking the Governor.

Earlier this year McAuliffe stated that he was “not comfortable” enough with the science to say that he believed his community would be safe.

“I’m afraid it would get into the drinking water,” he said……

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