Uranium exploration; sampling of well near activity. (SB547)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) with support from co-patrons Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), and Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sampling of well near uranium exploration activity. Requires the holder of a permit to conduct uranium activities to contact those property owners who have wells located within 750 feet of the exploration activity and, with the owners' consent, to periodically sample their water supply. The bill requires sampling every six months during the time the exploration activity is being conducted and six months after the exploratory drill holes have been plugged. The permit holder is required to submit the results of the tests to the State Health Department, which is required to provide a nontechnical interpretation of the results to the well owner. The permit holder will be responsible for reimbursing the State Health Department for the costs of providing the nontechnical description of laboratory results to the well owner. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2014Presented and ordered printed 14101133D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/16/2014Continued to 2015 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/04/2014Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources