Pittsylvania County supervisors discussed uranium mining for more than three hours last night before tabling a resolution to keep Virginia’s 30-year ban in place. The board will consider the issue again October 16th.
Meanwhile, researchers at George Mason University say a proposed uranium mining operation in Pittsylvania County would provide a significant economic benefit to the county and local government. Lead author Stephen Fuller tells the Danville Register & Bee that the researchers didn’t find any negative impact from the prospect of uranium mining; saying money will pour in as long as such a uranium operation ran smoothly. The General Assembly is expected to take up the mining ban in its 2013 session.