The Virginia General Assembly is currently reviewing the Commonwealth's moratorium on uranium mining, which has been in place since 1982. Lifting the moratorium could not only bring thousands of jobs and billions of dollars worth of economic activity to Virginia's south-central region, but also provide the nation with a major energy source for years to come. Despite these benefits and the strong history of safe uranium mining in countries like Australia and Canada and in the United States, many Virginia Assembly members remain skeptical that uranium mining is good for the state. Join us for a discussion on this timely and critical issue.
More About the Speakers
Dr. Bob Seal
Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Founder and Publisher, Fuel Cycle Week
Walter Coles Jr.
Owner, Coles Hill, and Executive Vice President, Virginia Uranium, Inc.
Senior Research Fellow, Nuclear Energy Policy