The Roanoke River, flowing from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, provides water to more than one million people for drinking, farming, fishing, and boating.
However, several companies want to mine a major uranium deposit on one of its tributaries. Uranium mining, processing, and waste disposal would leave a toxic, radioactive legacy in the watershed for centuries.
Unless the Virginia legislature upholds a ban on uranium mining, the health of the Roanoke and rivers throughout the region will be at risk.
Tell Virginia lawmakers to keep the Roanoke's drinking water clean and protected from uranium mining.http://www.americanrivers.org/endangeredrivers
Here's a sample message to send to your friends:
Subject: Tell President Obama to protect our rivers
I just signed a petition to President Obama asking him to protect our rivers and keep our drinking water safe.
The recently release list of America's Most Endangered Rivers™ of 2011 highlights an issue of concern to all Americans: clean water. Sixty-five percent of our drinking water comes from rivers and streams. Clean water is vital to the health of our families, communities, and wildlife.
Please everyone it's not just one river but other rivers. This Uranuim mining was done on the SD Indian Rez. Pine Ridge and the area is so toxic now that nothing will grow and they put plug caps on wells and left poison water spots that animals just die in little time after. Please check out this web site above I posted and make your own decision. After all we use the rivers to fish and paddle, what you do if they start mining on the New River in WV or VA and NC and it became toxic to fish?