January 11, 2013

The Ugly Battle Over Virginia’s Uranium
Secret tapes, murky finances, and free trips to Paris.
By Peter Galuszka|Posted Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 2:40 PM ET
image: George Washington and Jefferson National Forest near Chatham, Va. Photograph courtesy USDA.
For all the turmoil it is stirring, the mining company Virginia Uranium operates from a headquarters that is remarkably plain: a beige, corrugated-steel building next to a cattle farm at the edge of the small town of Chatham, Va. You wouldn’t guess the firm is heading a highly controversial effort to build the first uranium mining and milling operation east of the Mississippi River.
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The Ugly Battle Over Virginia’s Uranium

Secret tapes, murky finances, and free trips to Paris.