Public can shape study on uranium

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Residents near what is believed to be the nation’s largest uranium deposit will be asked their views on what issues should be addressed in a study of the impact of mining the ore in Virginia.

A large turnout is expected for a hearing Tuesday by a subcommittee of the Virginia Commission on Coal and Energy in Chatham, the historic Southside town that is Pittsylvania County’s seat.

“I would anticipate there would be hundreds of people,” said Nancy Pool, president of the chamber of commerce in neighboring Halifax County.


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