Dr. E. William Colglazier
November 6, 2009
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Because of the pre-eminent, international reputation of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, I can think of no entity more qualified to meet the challenge of assessing the potential risks and benefits of mining uranium in Pittsylvania County, and determining whether it is possible to do so in a safe, environmentally responsible way.


cc:      The Honorable Terry G. Kilgore, Chair, Coal and Energy Commission

The Honorable John C. Watkins, Vice Chair, Virginia Coal and Energy Commission

The Honorable R. Lee Ware, Chair, Uranium Study Committee of the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission

The Honorable L. Preston Bryant, Jr., Secretary of Natural Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia

Mr. Stephen A. Walz, Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Commonwealth of Virginia

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