VA Beach Uranium Mining Study

We do have information from Virginia Beach regarding their study; it addresses impacts from Kerr Reservoir on downstream.

Project description includes (see attached presentation):
Phase I Assessment
Assume a PMP-type catastrophe and sediment release (Banister and Roanoke Rivers will be modeled – a number of containment failure scenarios will be run to represent large and small quantities and short and long durations.)
Estimate of contaminated sediment to reach Kerr Reservoir
Assess potential increase in background radiation levels in Kerr

Phase II Assessment
Detailed analysis based n Phase I results (if deemed necessary)
Va. Beach officials know that the tailings are the most significant long-term element of any mining proposal and they indicated that without a study of the post-mining long-term impacts of tailings, the NAS study is “dead on arrival.”

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