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The Virginia Coalition is a diverse group of current Southside Virginia job creators who are concerned about the health of our employees and workforce, as well as our future ability to recruit new companies and employees into the region given the health implications of uranium mining.  We are CEO's, business owners, entrepreneurs, economic developers and current and former legislators who have a simple request: READ The Reports before voting on a matter with such far reaching ramifications.

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U.Va. center co-sponsoring uranium forum in Danville - Richmond Times Dispatch

The Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce and the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia will host a forum on uranium mining in Virginia on Oct. 2.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville.

A property in Pittsylvania contains a massive uranium deposit worth an estimated $7 billion. Environmental groups staunchly oppose uranium mining, fearing air and water pollution.

Uranium mining is currently illegal in Virginia, but Gov. Bob McDonnell has created a group to study the issue before the 2013 General Assembly, which might vote to lift the 30-year ban.

The Oct. 2 forum will feature four panelists, two on either side of uranium mining issues. Bob Gibson, executive director of the Sorenson Institute, will serve as moderator.

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