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Court Tosses Industry Lawsuit and Upholds Virginia’s Longstanding Uranium Mining Ban

Friday, February 17, 2017
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

In a legal victory for the Commonwealth and Southern Virginia communities that have long opposed uranium mining, a federal court has upheld a decision to toss a lawsuit brought by Virginia Uranium and its Canadian parent company aimed at forcing the state to begin accepting uranium mining permits—despite a nearly 35-year-old ban on uranium mining the state has vigorously defended.