NRC Public Meeting on Uranium Mining - - ABC13

NRC Public Meeting on Uranium Mining


Reporter: Heather Rosenbaum | Videographer: RJ Burnette

Chatham, VA -- The Governor's uranium working group held a public meeting Thursday night with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the Old Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham. The NRC spoke about what their role would be if the uranium mining ban is lifted. They would regulate milling and tailing, what happens with the remainder product, and Virginia would regulate mining.

The NRC representatives made it clear they are neutral. The group is working for public safety.

"Our mission is public health and safety. We are not an advocate for the nuclear industry, we do not promote the nuclear industry. So we have a pure function of protecting public health and safety," said Larry Camper, Director of Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection with NRC.

The NRC promised to continue holding public hearings and ask for public involvement.

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