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2 statewide groups back Va. uranium ban

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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 2:40 pm

Two groups representing hundreds of Virginia cities, counties and towns are recommending that the General Assembly keep a 30-year ban on uranium mining in place.

The Virginia Municipal League cites concerns about health and environmental issues related to uranium mining, milling and disposal of radioactive-laced rock, while the Virginia Association of Counties wants the ban to stick "pending further study."

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