Protect the Roanoke River's Clean Water from Uranium Mining
  • Petitioned Richard L. Saslaw

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
Virginia
Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Protect the Roanoke River's Clean Water from Uranium Mining

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      American Rivers

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.

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