TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH COMMISSION TO STUDY THE NEAR- AND LONG-TERM IMPACTS ON NORTH CAROLINA'S ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, AND AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND ON THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF ITS CITIZENS, ESPECIALLY THE IMPACTS ON THAT PORTION OF NORTH CAROLINA THAT IS LOCATED IN OR NEAR THE LOWER ROANOKE RIVER BASIN, WHICH SPANS THE VIRGINIA/NORTH CAROLINA BORDER AND EXTENDS TO THE ALBEMARLE SOUND, WERE THE PROPOSAL TO PROCEED FOR A CANADIAN COMPANY OR ANY OTHER COMPANY TO CONDUCT URANIUM MINING IN VIRGINIA IN THE CENTER OF THE ROANOKE RIVER BASIN.
As the title indicates. Requires the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) to specifically consider the impacts on the part of the state that would be most directly affected. Requires the LRC to consider the potential impacts of a uranium mining operation in Virginia on (1) the state’s economy; (2) the state’s environment; (3) the state’s agriculture activities; and (4) the health, safety, and well-being of the state’s citizens. Allows the LRC to make an interim report to the General Assembly when it reconvenes in 2012 and requires a final report to the 2013 General Assembly.
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