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A commission in Virginia is considering the possibilities, and consequences .of uranium mining in the state.

A panel from the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission is looking at uranium mining in Pittsylvania County - about 60 miles south of Lynchburg.

The mining company Virginia Uranium Incorporated wants to mine a 119,000,000 pound uranium ore deposit near Chatham. Virginia has had a moratorium on uranium mining and milling since 1982.

The state panel will be in Chatham to hear from residents and has scheduled a public meeting tomorrow night at 6 p.m. Four hundred people attended a public meeting held on the mining issue last January.

This study is just one part of the examination of the impact of uranium mining, focusing on the socio-economic effects. Future studies will explore scientific and technical issues.

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