Uranium Mining

A consortium of anti-uranium mining groups says it’s stepping up its campaign to visit communities and inform residents and lawmakers about the risks of uranium mining in Virginia.  Although there is a statewide ban on uranium mining, several companies are lobbying the state to lift it in order to mine a large deposit in Pittsylvania County—and perhaps elsewhere—to create jobs and prosperity.  Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil has more from the State Capitol.