Chatham, VA- Pittsylvania County had two chances to learn more about uranium mining on Wednesday.
Virginia Uranium Incorporated held a press conference to address the main safety concerns people have about uranium mining. They say those major concerns are about how it will affect water, agriculture, the economy, and management of the mining.
"These are really important issues to get out into the public so we can make informed decisions and sound public policy decisions," said Virginia Uranium Inc. Project Manager Patrick Wales.
The Governor's Uranium Working Group also held a public forum in the evening. They are experts that do research about the possible environmental and health issues with uranium mining.
"At the beginning of our process a great many people who cared very much that we have these meetings, held these meetings and that we held enough of them and that we developed mechanisms for keeping people informed, " said Governor's Energy Advisor Maureen Matsen.
This was the group's fifth meeting this year, and they'll have another one in Richmond next month.