Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Will Virginia become a sacrifice zone?

I'm starting to understand why the places where uranium is mined are called sacrifice zones or dead zones. There are no regulation concerning the radioactive waste and how it should be handled. This is shocking. No wonder they have a history of mining in desert areas that are sparsely populated.

4 comments:

J. Tyler Ballance said...

Will you ever reference any real data, or is it your intention to write in opposition to any form of Uranium mining based purely on your emotions and conjecture?

Hearings are in progress that are welcoming comments from experts and citizens from all across the world. We recently had one of these hearing in Richmond and it was very informative; especially for those who have apparently not heard any real research data about Uranium mining and the communities where such operations are located.

Based on what was presented at the Richmond event, most citizens came away with much greater confidence that the mines and processing could be operated here in Virginia, safely and without a significant environmental impact.

As for myself, I would still like to see the results of a background radiation survey in Pittsylvania, so that pre-existing status can be recorded, and to see a plan for ongoing monitoring and mitigation while the operation is underway.

The funding for the restoration of the site, or sites, must be placed in escrow before mining begins, so that the site will be restored, even if the company should fail, or otherwise walk away from the venture.

Star Womanspirit said...

Tyler....the onus should be o the anti moratorium folks to show that it can be done safely....which i state it can'g...so why don't you show me where it has been done safely....cuz I can't find that info.

And yes I'm emotional....I value clean water and don't want my health or the health of the folks in my state jeopardized.

Star Womanspirit said...

J Tyler.--You write, "Based on what was presented at the Richmond event, most citizens came away with much greater confidence that the mines and processing could be operated here in Virginia, safely and without a significant environmental impact."....

Where is your data for such a statement? I'm hearing this is not the case.

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