The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) and other organizations throughout Virginia are hosting a series of public events on uranium mining. Check them out if you would like to learn more:
Oct 26: Community Meeting in Middleburg (Loudoun) Join PEC, the Goose Creek Association, and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters for a meeting about VA’s moratorium on uranium mining. Attendance is free and open to the public.
Nov 3: Uranium– What Should Virginia Do? (Richmond) Come to this Public Education Forum, hosted by The Garden Club of Virginia, to learn more about the potentional for uranium mining in our state and the associated health and environmental risks. The forum will feature multiple speakers and panelists as well as open discussion. This is an all day event and is $40 per person for the general public (includes lunch).
Nov 10: Uranium Mines Here? (Fauquier) Bring your lunch and join the Warrenton Garden Club and PEC for a discussion about whether Fauquier County should be concerned if Virginia ends the 30-year-old moratorium on uranium mining. The event is free of charge, open to the public, and the Warrenton Garden Club will be providing drinks and desserts.
Nov 11: Uranium Mining in VA– Should we end the moratorium? (Loudoun) Join Sustainable Loudoun and PEC for an informative forum concerning the moratorium currently in place in Virginia. A panel of experts will be speaking about what is at stake; particularly concerning our health and the health of our environment.
Nov 16: Keep the Ban! (Charlottesville) Mary Rafferty, Grassroots Organizing Manager of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, will be the featured speaker at this talk about the risks associated with uranium mining and milling. The event will take place at 7pm at St. Mark Lutheran Church.
Go to http://www.pecva.org/anx/index.cfm/1,391,0,44,html/Uranium for more information.