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Supreme Court to Take Up Virginia Uranium Mining Lawsuit

Supreme CourtAdvocates for uranium mining have given up the fight of changing state law in Richmond. Now they’re taking their case to the Supreme Court in Washington. Michael Pope has the story.

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Lawsuit Could Open Virginia To Uranium Mining

Virginia Uranium

In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo, a Virginia Uranium Inc. project manager operates a Geiger counter in a hole next to the road near a uranium deposit on the Coles Hill Farm in Chatham, Va. A three-decade ban on uranium mining in Virginia has put the richest known deposit of the radioactive ore in the U.S. off limits to mining. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

A lawsuit that could clear the way for a uranium mine to open in Southside Virginia will likely be argued early next year in Wise County. Fred Echols reports.

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