Uranium Mining in Virginia:
Should we end the moratorium?
An educational forum hosted by Sustainable Loudoun
and the Piedmont Environmental Council
at George Washington University’s Loudoun Campus
Friday, November 11th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
For 30 years Virginia has had a statewide moratorium on uranium mining. Now, a company called “Virginia Uranium” has asked the general assembly to lift the moratorium so they can begin mining operations in Pittsylvania County.
Sustainable Loudoun believes that all citizens of Virginia should have the opportunity to learn the facts not only about the safety of this uranium mine, but about nuclear power in general as a long term energy source and alternatives to it. Toward this end, we are hosting an educational forum on the topic of uranium mining in Virginia at George Washington University’s Loudoun campus on Friday, November 11th at 7:00 pm.
Speakers will include:
Tony Noerpel (Sustainable Loudoun) on the long term viability of nuclear power
Janette Sherman, MD onFukushima and Chernobyl: Health impacts
Rob Marmet (Piedmont Environmental Council) on impact of surface mining on water supply
Virginia Uranium or Nuclear Energy Institute spokesperson (TBD on uranium mining safety measures and economic benefits.
Will Stewart (Sustainable Loudoun) on alternatives to nuclear power with cost comparisons
The speakers will be followed by a question and answer session with the panelists.