The Smith Mountain Lake Association is expressing opposition to lifting the ban on uranium mining in Virginia. Members of the Association’s Board of Directors have reviewed Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Working Group report on uranium mining and other reports and concluding they found no compelling evidence for lifting the ban. SMLA says more comprehensive regulations and resources are needed to ensure minimized risk to public health and safety. The Virginia General Assembly will decide during this winter’s session, whether or not to lift a 30-year-old moratorium.Smith Mtn.