Virginia Chapter Sierra Club

NAS Public Hearing on Uranium Mining in Virginia Report
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA



Keep the Ban on Uranium Mining

Thursday, May 31 Citizens Briefing, 5:30 PM

National Academy of Sciences Hearing, 6:30 PM Hilton Oceanfront, 3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA (map)

Lake Gaston is THE drinking water source for Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Lake Gaston is located within the watershed, downstream from where uranium mining and milling is being proposed.

Studies show our drinking water is at risk!

  • A study by the National Academy of Sciences warns of  “steep hurdles” to mining uranium in Virginia.
  • City of Virginia Beach studies indicate that the area proposed for uranium mining is vulnerable to extreme rainfall events which could cause failure of uranium waste containment structures and result in the contamination of the downstream drinking water, i.e., Lake Gaston. 


Citizens Briefing Agenda - 5:30 PM

  • What the NAS Hearing is all about -  We'll provide you with a simple fact sheet and suggested questions about the NAS report.
  • Hear from local officials on why Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk are concerned about the risks.
  • Learn why the support of our state Senators and Delegates is so important to Keep the Ban and what you can do.

NAS Hearing 6:30 PM

  • Top scientists from the National Academy of Sciences will discuss their report on risks associated with uranium mining and take questions from the audience.

Keep the Ban on Uranium Mining in Virginia

RSVP Today to attend this VIP Public Hearing and SPEAK OUT against uranium mining in VA!

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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