US uranium miners ready to support nuclear power, says Uranium Committee

US uranium miners ready to support nuclear power, says Uranium Committee

"The US uranium mining industry has the personnel and yellowcake processing plants on standby, and is ready to expand into new areas with discoveries that will provide hundreds of years of available uranium resources from a variety of secure sources," says Michael D. Campbell, chairman of the Uranium (Nuclear & REE) Committee of the Energy Minerals Division of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). "So let the drilling and processing begin." In the Uranium Committee’s latest report for the AAPG, Campbell notes that, over the past 40 years, uranium typically has been imported to the USA from Russia, China, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Niger, Namibia, among other countries, but adds that efforts are currently under way to produce more of the fuel locally for utilities from "more secure sources", such as in the USA and, if necessary, from Canada and Australia. In his report – Beyond Hydrocarbons? The Rest of […]

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