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Va. uranium work group to meet June 18 in Chatham

Tuesday - 3/20/2012, 1:22pm  ET

DANVILLE, Va. - A work group appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to study uranium mining will hold its next meeting June 18 in Chatham.

The governor's chief of staff, Martin Kent, and energy adviser Maureen Matsen announced the meeting Monday. The multi-agency group will be joined by a legislative subcommittee for a discussion of uranium mine permitting, disposal of mine wastes, site reclamation and environmental impact analysis and monitoring.

Virginia Uranium Inc. wants the state to lift a 30-year ban on uranium mining so it can tap a 119-million-pound deposit of the radioactive ore in Pittsylvania County.

The Danville Register and Bee reports ( http://bit.ly/FQlvdm) that the work group will meet with the uranium mining subcommittee of the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission in August, October and November.

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Information from: Danville Register & Bee, http://www.registerbee.com


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