CNBC reported a uranium mining company in Virginia says public water supplies will not be threatened by the processing of the radioactive ore.
As quoted in the market news:
Virginia Uranium Inc. restated its commitment to store radioactive-laced rock from the so-called Coles Hill deposit in below-ground containment cells, which it said would “eliminate the risk” of tailings entering public water supplies.
A Virginia Beach study has warned that a catastrophic weather event at a Pittsylvania County milling facility could scatter waste known as tailings into Lake Gaston, which supplies water to the resort city and neighboring communities about 100 miles away. The study’s conclusions were based on above-ground containment cells.