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Roanoke River Basin Advisory panel to weigh uranium mining

The Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, April 30 at 12:30 p.m. at the Clarksville Community Center. The topic of the meeting will be uranium mining, with three speakers featured on the agenda: John P. Gannon is originally from southern New Jersey and received a Bachelor’s degree in physics from the College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ in 2007. He now resides in Blacksburg, VA where he is a graduate student in the geosciences department at Virginia Tech. Gannon is working towards a Masters degree in physical hydrogeology. His project involves characterizing the hydrogeology of the Coles Hill area in Pittsylvania County, site a proposed uranium mine.

Uranium mining opponents host forum at Chatham High

A public forum, “Who Decides Whether Southside Virginia Will Be Sacrificed for Uranium Mining?” will be held Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Chatham High School Auditorium, 100 Cavalier Drive, Chatham. The forum for citizens and public officials is presented by The Alliance and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and will feature remarks by Thomas Linzey, attorney, founder and Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund; Mari Margill, Associate Director of the Legal Defense Fund; and Shireen Parsons, Virginia Community Organizer for the Legal Defense Fund.

SVHEC hosts wood CAD application

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) recently hosted training on Missler Software’s TopSolid Wood CAD-CAM application. Missler Software, based in France, has developed TopSolid into a leading software application for the design, production, and manufacturing of furniture and other wood products. The software’s use and training will be a key feature of the SVHEC’s Product Design & Development curriculum. Leading U.S. Missler trainer, Jeff Norris, came from Columbus, Ohio to conduct the four day training that was attended by participants from education, business, and industry.

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