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PNS Daily Newscast - April 23, 2018 


The Waffle House shooter had an earlier weapons arrest near the White House. Also on our Monday rundown: new eviction data underscores America’s affordable-housing crisis; plus we will take you to a state where one county is putting juvenile justice under public health.

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Public News Service - VA: Nuclear Waste

RICHMOND, Va. - To keep the ban or lift it? That question regarding the nearly 30-year ban on uranium mining in Virginia remains unanswered for now. A new report commissioned by the state was released this week by the National Academy of Sciences. It assesses a variety of issues, including possible

RICHMOND, Va. - The Roanoke River is number three on a list of endangered rivers put out annually by the conservation group American Rivers. The dubious distinction stems from a plan by a company called Virginia Uranium to get the state to overturn a 1982 ban on uranium mining so as to be able to wo

RICHMOND, Va. - A new analysis of data reported to the national Toxics Release Inventory finds that industrial facilities dumped more than 18 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Virginia waterways in 2007, the latest data reported. Professor Peter DeFur at the Center for Environmental Studies a

Richmond, VA - Virginia is a potential hotbed of uranium mining, as companies push to lift the state's long-standing moratorium against it. Some residents say they're willing to listen, but only if there's a scientific study of the impact on Virginia's population and environment. Northern Virginia

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