Pittsylvania County

The Supreme Court sided with the state of Virginia on Monday, finding nothing improper about its decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium.

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The owners of a huge deposit of uranium in Pittsylvania County want to mine it. But a long-standing Virginia ban on the process is stopping them.

On November 5th, they'll ask the United States Supreme Court to decide if that ban is constitutional.

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Advocates for uranium mining have given up the fight of changing state law in Richmond. Now they’re taking their case to the Supreme Court in Washington.

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A lawsuit that could clear the way for a uranium mine to open in Southside Virginia will likely be argued early next year in Wise County.