Heartland Institute: Uranium mining in Virginia safe

A new report from The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based libertarian think tank, concludes that Virginia’s vast undeveloped uranium deposits can be mined safely and with minimal environmental impact. The study lends support to plans to lift a moratorium on uranium mining in Virginia dating to 1982.

The Coles Hill uranium deposit is among the world’s largest undeveloped sources of uranium and is projected to produce over 120 million pounds of yellow cake over its lifetime, enough to meet Virginia’s current nuclear needs for 75 years, according to the report.

To download the full report, click here.

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