Sunday, March 29, 2009

Danville Register & Bee on Uranium Mining

The Danville Register & Bee has an editorial on the new study commissioned by the State Legislature. Not only should they be studying the health implications of mining, according to the editorial, but they should also be studying the economics of uranium mining - a study that takes into account the marketability of uranium, the jobs created, America's interest in other energy sources, and the cost of facility upkeep and waste disposal. Concludes the editorial:
Add it all up, and it’s clear that the safety of a uranium mine and mill are only part of the equation — albeit the most important part. The Coal and Energy Commission is right to put every possible issue on the table for this study that so many people and politicians are looking at to decide the future of this project.

But the Dan River Region doesn’t need to have another dying industry. That’s why the economics of uranium mining must be studied by the state.

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