Uranium Mining Briefing

Proponents of uranium mining in Virginia are scheduled for a briefing on Thursday.

They will be outlining details of a proposed legislation that could lead to the tapping of a deposit of the radioactive ore on the southside.

The news briefing includes Senator John Watkins, the primary sponsor of the bill.

On Monday, the legislature's Coal and Energy Commission gave the green light to legislation to develop uranium mining regulations, which could lead to an end to a decades-long ban on mining the ore in the state.