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Petitioning Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw and 4 others

Protect the Roanoke River's Clean Water from Uranium Mining


The Roanoke River, flowing from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, provides water to more than one million people for drinking, farming, fishing, and boating.

However, several companies want to mine a major uranium deposit on one of its tributaries. Uranium mining, processing, and waste disposal would leave a toxic, radioactive legacy in the watershed for centuries.

Unless the Virginia legislature upholds a ban on uranium mining, the health of the Roanoke and rivers throughout the region will be at risk.

Take Action:
Tell Virginia lawmakers to keep the Roanoke's drinking water clean and protected from uranium mining.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Senate Majority Leader
    Richard L. Saslaw
  • Senate Minority Leader
    Thomas K. Norment, Jr.
  • House Speaker
    William J. Howell
  • House Minority Leader
    Ward L. Armstrong
  • Governor
    Robert Mcdonnell

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