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Iran began exceeding the limits of the agreement after the U.S. withdrawal, and now enriches small amounts of uranium up to 60% purity — a short step from weapons-grade levels of 90%. Iran also spins advanced centrifuges once barred by the accord and its uranium stockpile now far exceeds the accord’s limits.

Residents of Southside and Central Virginia opposed to uranium mining in Pittsylvania County have reason for cautious optimism today following…

Attorneys for Virginia Uranium, Inc. and the Office of the Attorney General will have more time to prepare their case for a trial over Virginia’s moratorium on uranium mining.

A Wise County Circuit Court judge recently denied motions from both Virginia Uranium Inc. and the Commonwealth of Virginia, as the company continues to fight against a statewide ban on uranium mining.

Herman Andrew “Andrew” Lester II, 69, died Monday at Danville Regional Medical Center. Lester was born in Danville on Dec. 2, 1946, and graduated from Dan River High School in 1965. He attended Virginia Tech, served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a residential appraiser in Virginia Beach for many years before returning to the Danville area.

In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water.

The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a brief Tuesday on behalf of Roanoke River Basin Association and Dan River Basin Association supporting the decades-old state ban on uranium mining in the case between Virginia Uranium Inc. and members of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration.

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