The Coal and Energy Commission's Uranium Mining Subcommittee is moving ahead with the socioeconomic study of impacts of uranium mining. On April 29, 2010, the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved its Executive Committee's recomendation to provide up to $200, 000 in funding to pay for the study of socioeconomic impacts of uranium mining. The Uranium Mining Subcommittee is currently working on determining the scope of the study. On June 22, 2010, it will hold a public meeting on this issue and general public will be allowed to comment. The meeting will be held at 6 pm at Chatham High School, 100 Cavalier Circle, Chatham, VA 24531.
Please attend to make sure that your concerns are heard. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute your insights and ideas, please contact UraniumFree Virginia at uraniumfreeVA@gmail.com to let us know what YOU would like to see in this study.
UraniumFree Virginia is currently collecting signatures under the request to include the Smith Mountain Lake, Leesville Lake areas and the surrounding counties in the scope of the study. You can sign the online petition at http://www.uraniumfreeva.org/.
Socioeconomic study meeting to be held June 22.
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