Virginia state Sen. John C. Watkins has introduced legislation to create a robust, highly regulated environment for uranium mining. "I respect the concerns that opponents of uranium mining have expressed," Mr. Watkins said. (Associated Press)

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Virginia state Sen. John C. Watkins has introduced legislation to create a robust, highly regulated environment for uranium mining. "I respect the concerns that opponents of uranium mining have expressed," Mr. Watkins said. (Associated Press)