I live in Buckingham County and have been a resident for more than 40 years. I am extremely concerned about the potential impact of industrial gold mining in my county. I sincerely request that the Commonwealth undertake a serious study and all the necessary research to determine the impact of gold mining in our region. There are so many aspects to consider with proposed gold mining projects and particularly environmental and health impacts that I’m deeply concerned about.
I moved to this beautiful area of the country because of the beauty, rural nature, and the health benefits! To have clean air and water in this day and age is not easy to come by! I’ve done my research and listened to experts and looked at the studies on the dangers of gold mining and have concluded they pose a very near and serious threat to our environment and health here. This is the reason I'm posting my comments in the hope to add my voice to my other neighbors who share my concerns. We want to ensure that the research is done that our local and state government can consider and put into place the common sense protections from the enduring toxic trespass I know would come with this industry. Thank you for receiving my comments and helping myself and all the residents of our beautiful and pristine county make our concerns known.
Dr. Prem Anjali
Buckingham, VA 23921