UPDATE: Wise County judge denies request to change uranium mining in Virginia
A moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia will continue following a Wise County Circuit Court ruling in a case challenging its constitutionality.
Virginia Uranium, Inc. first brought the state suit in 2015 in their effort to mine what US experts have called the largest uranium ore deposit in existence that is located in Pittsylvania County.
The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Virginia last year. Attorney General Mark Herring said that type of mining is too dangerous and could result in damage to the Commonwealth’s land and waterways.
🚨BREAKING🚨 I have again successfully defended Virginia's uranium mining ban in court. The Commonwealth has the right to protect Virginians, our lands and our waterways from a risky, unwanted and unnecessary uranium mine pic.twitter.com/CoMgbiUoOn
— Mark Herring (@MarkHerringVA) July 30, 2020
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