Two More Groups Back Uranium Mining Ban in Virginia

Two more groups are now asking the General Assembly to keep a 30-year ban on uranium mining in place.

The Virginia Municipal League made the recommendation because of health and environmental concerns.

The Virginia Association of Counties wants the ban to stay until it can be studied.

Both groups represent dozens of localities across Virginia.

A moratorium on uranium mining has been in place since 1982 but now, Virginia Uranium wants lawmakers to lift it.