By Freeda Cathcart
Uranium mining will not happen in Southside Virginia even if the General Assembly votes for the regulations nullifying the moratorium. The reason will be the same one that has kept the moratorium in place since the 1980s. Southside’s uranium will not be marketable.
Jan. 10, The Australian Business With the Wall Street Journal reported China “is in the thorium vanguard.” China’s Academy of Sciences announced in 2011 it would be building a thorium nuclear reactor.
Cathcart was a candidate for the 17thHouse of Delegates in 2011. The public can attend her free presentation on the Risks and Benefits of Uranium Mining in Virginia at Roanoke College’s Trexler Hall Room 372 on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.