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Court Upholds Ban On Uranium Mining (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a Virginia statu­tory ban on uranium mining, agreeing with the Virginia district court that the federal Atomic Energy Act does not preempt Virgin­ia’s state regulation of conventional urani­um mining. No preemption The federal Atomic Energy Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2011, regulates several aspects of nucle­ar power generation in the U.S., including “source material” ...