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6/5/22  2:40 pm
Commenter: Catherine Lukaszewicz

Oppose gold mining in Virginia
 

 I strongly oppose gold mining in Virginia.    The risks of permanent damage to our environment far outweigh any potential benefits.  Gold mining entails harmful chemicals & leaves behind toxic tailings that will be held in retention ponds & will be a long-term hazard to clean water in an area with high rainfall & potential for flooding.   The potential long-term harm to drinking water sources is too large to offset the potential profits to industry.  People & clean water should take priority in this decision.

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