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theenergynet on 2010-05-10"The legal battle over uranium mining in Goliad reached a pivotal point Monday.
Monday began a state contested case hearing that will play a factor in deciding whether Uranium Energy Corp. may mine uranium in Goliad County.
Three expert witnesses testified and cross-examined based on pre-trial written testimonies.
Bill Galloway, a geologist and professor at the University of Texas, was called by UEC's legal team.
Arsenic, lead and uranium are elements commonly present in an ore body, such as the uranium-rich deposits that UEC intends to mine.
In his pre-trial testimony, Galloway said he expected the groundwater quality in Goliad to be compromised by uranium mining operations. "