Uranium Workshop Report Posted Online
(RICHMOND, VA – April 17, 2013) – The report from a December 2012 workshop on Uranium Mining in Virginia titled Issues and Impacts – Uranium Mining and Drinking Water Supplies in Virginia has been posted on the Water Research Foundation’s website. This report summarizes the discussions from the forum, including the presentations.
Given the uniqueness of uranium mining in Virginia, its potential impacts on drinking water supplies, and the complexity of Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations, an educational forum sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach, City of Norfolk, and the Water Research Foundation, was held on December 11, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia to familiarize Virginia’s drinking water community with the current state of knowledge on this topic, supported by speakers with expertise on uranium mining from other regions of the country.
Ben Wright, PE, and Ben Stanford, PhD, represented Hazen and Sawyer at the forum. Wright presented a session on the latest in Water Treatment Science, while Stanford moderated the forum and the wrap-up discussion.
Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.