Gold mining in Virgina will set up a disaster waiting to happen. The process for extracting gold will involve harmful chemicals and there will be toxic residue left behind. If stored in a retention pond there will be likely risk of contaminating large areas of land and water when heavy downpours and forceful winds cause overflows that will come with our frequent storms. Thousands of people depend on clean water for drinking. I have three grandchildren who live in VA Beach and their drinking water comes from Lake Gaston.
Gold mining is too risky for Virginia. Our environment and our future generations are too precious. Too many storms and too great a risk of contaminating our waterways.