- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
Plans for uranium recovery continue in Mississippi County
CHARLESTON -- Dropping oil prices are slowing down but not halting uranium development plans in Mississippi County, according to Commissioner Martin Lucas.
During the regular county commission meeting Thursday, Lucas said investors backing efforts to set up a uranium recovery operation in the county are using money from oil and natural gas to fund their efforts in Mississippi County.
While dropping oil prices may affect the speed of development, Lucas said the future for uranium looks good, as President-elect Barack Obama has spoken in favor of nuclear power.
"Actually uranium prices have gone up," Lucas said.
Lucas said geologists are slated to begin well water testing in the county to determine the location of uranium deposits in the county.