"NRC Team To Meet With Public About Uranium Mining In Va."

"RICHMOND, Va. -- When a team from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission meets with the public Thursday, the prickliest aspect of ending Virginia's 30-year ban on uranium mining will be up for discussion: processing the radioactive ore to create fuel for nuclear power plants."

"The public meeting with the NRC scientists will be in Chatham, within 10 miles of the Coles Hill uranium deposit.

The talk of ending the moratorium has been spurred by a mining company's proposal to begin tapping the largest known uranium deposit in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world."

The Associated Press had the story July 28, 2012.

Source: AP, 07/30/2012