Whistleblower: Archeologist Minimized ‘Cultural Richness’ of Site Planned for Water Project

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Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ

For centuries, a site in central Virginia was capital of the Monacan Indian Nation. Today it’s owned by Fluvanna and Louisa Counties and officials plan to build a water pump there. They say the infrastructure is needed to provide water to residents and businesses in Zion Crossroads.

Now those plans could be derailed by allegations of misconduct lodged by a former employee of the archaeological firm that tested the site. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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