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Virginia ban on uranium mining upheld (access required)

A company that wants to mine raw uranium in Virginia, but cannot because of a Virginia ban on uranium mining, failed to persuade the court that Virginia’s ban was preempted by the Atomic Energy Act, or AEA. Background Virginia Uranium Inc. wants to mine raw uranium ore from a site near Coles Hill, Virginia, but Virginia law ...