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UVa to host debate on uranium mining   http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/apr/11/uva-host-debate-uranium-mining-ar-1835368/

 

Uranium mining can’t be kept in the dark    http://www.progressva.org/progressivepoint/uranium_mining_cant_be_kept_in_the_dark.html

 

Garbage in, garbage out   http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/apr/12/garbage-garbage-out-ar-1835870/

 

Fukushima Radiation Found in California Kelp    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/04/09-0

 

Dangerous Radioactive Wave To Hit Entire US Food Supply By Next Year    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dEh_Zk-scs

 

Another challenging year ahead for uranium miner    http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201204/s3475022.htm

 

Dangerous Radioactive Wave To Hit Entire US Food Supply By Next Year w/thom hartmann & kevin kamps   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dEh_Zk-scs

 

‘Silent Bob’ and future of mining     http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/apr/11/silent-bob-and-future-mining-ar-1832506/

 

Mining and wildlife    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/apr/11/mining-and-wildlife-ar-1832514/

 

Impact of mining on agriculture   http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/apr/11/impact-mining-agriculture-ar-1832519/

 

Leading from the back    http://m.roanoke.com/mapp/story.aspx?arcID=307232

 

A Sacred Peak With Rich Ore Deposits   http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/09/a-sacred-peak-with-rich-ore-deposits/ 

 

  Virginia Coalition for Open Government has taken an interest in past weeks of the lack of transparency on the uranium issue.  Katie Whitehead’s recent editorial is included in this edition of Transparency News.    http://www.sovanow.com/index.php?/opinion/article/uranium_why_insist_on_transparency/

 

Uranium: Silent    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/rtd-opinion/2012/apr/10/tdopin01-silent-ar-1829990/

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 Studying the Study Group    http://www.baconsrebellion.com/2012/04/studying-the-study-group.html

 

Governor mum on lifting Virginia uranium ban    http://www.mining.com/2012/04/05/governor-mum-on-lifting-virginia-uranium-ban/

 

McDonnell To Punt, Balk, Take Pass    http://governorsjournal.com/2012/04/mcdonnell-to-bunt-balk-take-pass/

 

Governor mum on uranium    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-politics/2012/apr/06/tdmain01-governor-will-not-make-recommendation-on–ar-1822614/

 

Uranium: Why insist on transparency?   http://www.sovanow.com/index.php?/opinion/article/uranium_why_insist_on_transparency/

 

Uranium, Grazing Cattle and Risks Unknown     http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/uranium-cattle-grazing-and-risks-unknown/

 

Hastily called “stakeholder meeting” on Uranium Working Group fails transparency    http://www.examiner.com/progressive-in-richmond/hastily-called-stakeholder-meeting-on-uranium-working-group-fails-transparency

 

Local group wanted in on uranium meeting   http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/apr/04/local-group-wanted-uranium-meeting-ar-1819315/   

 

Senate Bill 2109 Seeks to Extinguish Navajo and Hopi Water Rights   http://www.nativenewsnetwork.com/senate-bill-2109-seeks-to-extinguish-navajo-and-hopi-water-rights.html

 

Virginia officials, critics discuss uranium study group    http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/apr/04/virginia-officials-critics-discuss-uranium-study-g-ar-1819328/

 

Va. officials, critics discuss uranium study group    http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20120404/APN/1204041044

 

Not all critics appeased by McDonnell uranium roundtable    http://hamptonroads.com/2012/04/not-all-critics-appeased-mcdonnell-uranium-roundtable 

 

After criticism, McDonnell holds open meeting on uranium mining    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/virginia-politics/post/after-criticism-mcdonnell-holds-open-meeting-on-uranium-mining/2012/04/04/gIQAxmtHvS_blog.html

 

Get behind mining now    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/apr/08/get-behind-mining-now-ar-1824608/     

 Kent has wrongly accused the press of mischaracterization.  He is perfectly capable of mischaracterization without anyone’s help.       http://www.uwg.vi.virginia.gov/pdf/March27-2012.pdf

 

UPDATE: McDonnell won’t make recommendation on uranium mining   http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/apr/05/7/tdmet04-mcdonnell-officials-discuss-uranium-study–ar-1819700/

 

 I do not usually include “the nuclear powere indistry” to our issue of keeping the ban, but there are no longer valid reasons to separate the two phases of the industry. As is made clear, in this as  yet un-verified report from the Japanese Nuclear Power Industry’s melt down problem at the TEPCO Ind. plant at Fukushima Dai-ichi, we are dealing with a problem of global proportions. READ IT!!        http://akiomatsumura.com/2012/04/682.html

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Mine uranium for the children    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/mar/31/mine-uranium-children-ar-1807695/

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 through Friday, April 12, 2012  23rd Annual Environment Virginia Symposium “Collaboration. Innovation. Results.”, three days at the Center for Leadership and Ethics, Marshall Hall, VMI Campus, Lexington. Featured topics include uranium mining, unconventional natural gas, renewable energy projects in Virginia, Virginia’s revised storm water management regulations, getting to zero waste, sustainability in higher education, land use and conservation. For information on all 44 sessions and the featured speakers and to register go to www.vmi.edu/environmentva or call 540-464-7361.

 

Lightly on the Ground Radio features Olga Kolutushkina of Fairfax, VA and Mike Pucci of Littleton, NC. They were in Richmond to attend the 3rd of a series of briefings by members of the National Academies of Science who produced a report on uranium mining. Here’s a link: http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Uranium-Mining-Virginia-Scientific-Technical/13266 . Olga is legislative and regulatory adviser to… the Roanoke River Basin Association and Mike is a water scientist who lives in the watershed south of the proposed uranium mining and milling site. He tells why North Carolina should be included in the discussion. Olga illuminates the money trail from Canada through Virginia and back. At noon, April 4 on WRIR.ORG and 97.3 fm

 Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilous     http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/us/uranium-mines-dot-navajo-land-neglected-and-still-perilous.html?_r=2&hp

  

Scientific panel ducks question around uranium openness  http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-politics/2012/mar/31/tdmet02-scientific-panel-ducks-question-around-ura-ar-1807892/  

 

Research Council Evaluates Mining Safety    http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Research_Council_Evaluate_Mining_Safety_145019235.html    So, is VUI now reporting for the media?  “Annual meeting” of NRC? NRC “trying to convince law makers they can safely mine in Pittsylvania”.  

 

The Radon Threat Is Still With Us    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/opinion/the-radon-threat-is-still-with-us.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

 

Uranium Mining: Study hall    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/rtd-opinion/2012/mar/29/tdopin01-study-hall-ar-1801705/

 

Uranium Mining Legacy; Toxic Waste For 1,000,000 Years    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/uranium-mining-legacy-toxic-waste-for.html

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National Academy of Science Town Halls in Fairfax, Charlottesville & Richmond    http://keeptheban.org/?p=1438    this wed,thurs, fri.

 

400 Chernobyls: Solar Flares, Electromagnetic Pulses and Nuclear Armageddon    http://truth-out.org/news/item/7301-400-chernobyls-solar-flares-electromagnetic-pulses-and-nuclear-armageddon

 

Prince William Area Young Republicans host Del. Jackson Miller    http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2012/mar/26/prince-william-area-young-republicans-del-miller-ar-1795775/

 

What happened to Danville’s water system?    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/mar/26/what-happened-danvilles-water-system-ar-1796365/     The first sentence of this story is why we can not allow the mining and milling of uranium at Coles Hill or in VA.  Stockpiled radioactive wastes, chemicals and tailings will be at the mercy of the elements and in surface and ground water.  This story, coupled with the fact that 1/4 of Virginia’s river miles are impaired should have everyone’s attention. km  http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/mar/27/tdmet01-a-quarter-of-va-river-miles-are-polluted-ar-1796495/

 

Is uranium mining safe in Virginia?     http://m.roanoke.com/mapp/story.aspx?arcID=306662

 

New report details Virginia’s polluted waters   http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/mar/26/new-report-details-virginias-polluted-waters-ar-1794920/

 

Japan in Uproar Over Censorship of Emperor’s Anti-Nuclear Speech    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/japan-in-uproar-over-censorship-of-emperors-anti-nuclear-speech/255025/

 

King McDonnell Will Grace Virginians with 4 Public Meetings   http://www.examiner.com/progressive-in-richmond/king-mcdonnell-will-grace-virginians-with-4-public-meetings

 

Lake Killing Made Easy    http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2012/03/23/Lake-Killing/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=230312    unbelievable…google “metal mining effluent regulations schedule 2” for more stories.  VUI touts the safety of Canadian mining practices.  Look out Leesville and SML.

 

Uranium Working Group – Home    This has got to be one of the least informative government websites to date. Read the FAQs.  Clear as mud?  The only clear thing I read is that the Commonwealth of VA is using major resources to lift a ban on uranium mining so one company can “get its rocks off” at Coles Hill.  In doing so, it will open the rest of VA to the same.    http://www.uwg.vi.virginia.gov/

 

Uranium study group: Transparent enough, or needlessly secret?    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/virginia-news/2012/mar/25/tdmet01-uranium-study-group-transparent-enough-or–ar-1791957/

 

Learning lessons from water crisis    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/mar/28/learning-lessons-water-crisis-ar-1798670/   “This is an issue in the uranium mining debate: The problems Danville’s water customers are experiencing are temporary, but the questions raised about the proposed uranium mine and mill in rural Pittsylvania County are relevant because if that project were to damage well water supplies, the people affected would have to use bottled water for a long time.

Over the years, we’ve heard uranium mining opponents make some superfluous arguments against uranium mining, but drinking water remains the most relevant for the largest number of people in this community.”

 

’70s lessons we could heed today    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/mar/25/70s-lessons-we-could-heed-today-ar-1790004/

 

Mining panel needs transparency    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/mar/25/mining-panel-needs-transparency-ar-1790007/

 

Foreign policy is mining policy    http://www2.canada.com/story.html?id=6266527

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This is an issue in the uranium mining debate: The problems Danville’s water customers are experiencing are temporary, but the questions raised about the proposed uranium mine and mill in rural Pittsylvania County are relevant because if that project were to damage well water supplies, the people affected would have to use bottled water for a long time.

Over the years, we’ve heard uranium mining opponents make some superfluous arguments against uranium mining, but drinking water remains the most relevant for the largest number of people in this community.

 

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Virginia among states most at risk for government corruption, report says    http://www.dailypress.com/news/politics/dp-nws-state-corruption-study-20120319,0,7168922.story

    Please encourage everyone to go!Uranium Mining in Virginia: Scientific, Technical, Environmental, Human Health and Safety, and Regulatory Aspects of Uranium Mining and Processing in Virginia. Several members of the committee that wrote the report will present its findings and take questions from the public in several locations next week. Here are the details:Committee attendees at all meetings will be Paul Locke, Scott Brooks, Bill Field, Keith Eshleman, Peter deFur, and Henry Schnell   http://dels.nas.edu/Report/Uranium-Mining-Virginia-Scientific-Technical/13266

Uranium City is small-town Canada taken to the extreme     http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/03/22/uranium-city-is-small-town-canada-taken-to-the-extreme/  

Uranium mine could be ‘pig in a poke’    http://www.wpcva.com/opinion/chathamstartribune.com/opinion/article_abf1d7bc-7359-11e1-a9cb-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Uranium lessons unearthed at Superfund site    http://www.wpcva.com/opinion/article_917af818-735a-11e1-9743-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Va. uranium mining: Many questions, few answers    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/all-opinions-are-local/post/va-uranium-mining-many-questions-few-answers/2011/03/10/gIQAEDAkRS_blog.html

 

Water worries continue to flow around uranium controversy    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/mar/20/water-worries-continue-flow-around-uranium-controv-ar-1781202/

 

Mining not suitable to our region    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/mar/20/mining-not-suitable-our-region-ar-1777757/

 

June’s uranium workgroup meeting in Chatham    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/mar/19/junes-uranium-workgroup-meeting-chatham-ar-1777687/

 

http://www.dcbureau.org/201111186500/natural-resources-news-service/uranium-mining-%e2%80%93-the-virginia-battleground-%e2%80%93-environmental-concerns-vs-corporate-interests.html

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http://www.dcbureau.org/201111306701/natural-resources-news-service/uranium-mining-the-virginia-battleground-environmental-concerns-vs-corporate-interests-part-three-2.html

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VA Mining Report Misses Mark on U.S. U-Regulation     http://fuelcycleweek.com/insight/va_mining_report_misses_mark_on_u.s._u_regulation

 

Personal attacks don’t belong here    http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/feb/24/personal-attacks-dont-belong-here-ar-1711205/

 

Uranium News    http://uranium-news.com/

 

Study shows radioactivity from SRS increasing but DOE disagrees    http://www.aikenstandard.com/story/022412-SRS-study-radiation–3812143

 

Radioactive groundwater detected at Va power plant     http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VA_NORTH_ANNA_GROUNDWATER_VAOL-?SITE=VADAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT    “Dominion Virginia Power also told the commission that there’s no evidence the leak is related to last year’s 5.8-magnitude earthquake.”    there is definite evidence that it is related to a nuke power plant so if not from the earthquake so what?either way  it’s just more evidence of the dangers of these nukemonsters.

 

Radioactive medicine can be made without nuclear reactors, scientists show    http://www.canada.com/health/Radioactive+medicine+made+without+nuclear+reactors+scientists+show/6181757/story.html

 

Uranium mining in the Grand Canyon region is unwise    http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2012/02/20/uranium-mining-in-the-grand-canyon-region-is-unwise/

 

Spot Uranium Grinds to a Halt    http://www.fnarena.com/index2.cfm?type=dsp_newsitem&n=792C9587-A064-298D-93878AE7E0B9E522

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