ROANOKE, VA -- The debate over uranium mining in Virginia continues. Area leaders, professors and environmental groups gathered for a day-long conference on the issue at Virginia Western Community College Friday.
Most agree we need uranium but have mixed opinions about if mining should happen in Southside Virginia.
"There's not enough of it and the dangers of the world's supply and the danger to the community and to the state, I don't think it's worth it" says Cabell Brand, founder of the Cabell Brand Center.
"I'm concerned that any leakage of any radioactivity into the air, the water, the soil with have adverse consequences. Not only on human health but the water supplies, well life, the agriculture in Pittsylvania County if it gets into the milk and the dairy cows, or into the food supply. Of the course the chances of this happening are not very great, but any chances like that are probably more than we should accept" says former Roanoke City councilman Rupert Cutler.
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