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Ban on uranium mining may be lifted in Virginia

The Alexandria Gazette Packet reports that "in the last year, Chatham-based Virginia Uranium, Inc., has contributed $147,000 to sponsor research favorable to overturning a ban on uranium mining and invested more than $52,000 in campaign contributions across the commonwealth."

"The company has hired 19 lobbyists from five firms in an effort to persuade legislators that the practice of uranium mining is safe in Pittsylvania County, which is upriver from one of Virginia's most populated areas."

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