Virginia Uranium Inc. Suspends Pittsylvania Co. Mining Campaign
Pittsylvania Co., VA- A small victory for anti-uranium mining activists in Pittsylvania County. Virginia Uranium Inc. has announced that it is suspending its campaign to mine one of the world's largest known uranium deposits there.
The company cited Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe's opposition to the mining as their reason for the pause.
Virginia Uranium will not be supporting the introduction of uranium mining legislation in the 2014 session of the General Assembly, which would have been the first step to mine the deposit known as Coles Hill. However, the company says it is still committed to developing the Coles Hill Project.