The Virginia Coalition is a diverse group of current Southside Virginia job creators who are concerned about the health of our employees and workforce, as well as our future ability to recruit new companies and employees into the region given the health implications of uranium mining. We are CEO's, business owners, entrepreneurs, economic developers and current and former legislators who have a simple request: READ The Reports before voting on a matter with such far reaching ramifications.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Two groups are scheduled to speak out on their concerns about ending Virginia's 30-year ban on uranium mining.
The Virginia Coalition and the Alliance for Progress in Southern Virginia have scheduled a news conference in Richmond on Wednesday to outline their concerns.
The groups describe their membership as job creators and current and past members of the General Assembly. They say they're concerned about the health of their workers and the economic future of the region if uranium mining is allowed.
Virginia Uranium Inc. has proposed mining a 119-million pound deposit in Pittsylvania County. The General Assembly is expected to consider lifting the ban but the bill-filing deadline for the 2012 session is days away.
Most opposition to uranium mining has been based on environmental concerns.
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