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Same article as sent previously.  The message that this is a statewide issue is getting much deserved press.
  • STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press
  • First Posted: July 24, 2011 – 11:48 am
    Last Updated: July 24, 2011 – 11:48 am
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“Geologists say that mining Coles Hill, however, could beget more mining. As mining begins, “new mineable resources are often identified,” said Jim Otton, a retired U.S.geologist who has researched potential occurrences of uranium in Virginia.”

“A common scenario in mineral exploration is that a large discovery such as Coles Hill is followed by an influx of exploration companies who comb the countryside and discover additional deposits,” Susan Hall of the U.S. Geological Survey wrote in an email to The Associated Press.

 

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