USGS proposal yanks uranium from critical minerals list

USGS proposal yanks uranium from critical minerals list

A radioactive warning sign hangs on fencing around Anfield Energy Inc.’s Shootaring Canyon uranium mill in October 2017 outside Ticaboo, Utah. The U.S. Geological Survey is proposing removing uranium and other minerals from the critical minerals list. George Frey/Getty Images

The U.S. Geological Survey has proposed removing uranium from the national list of critical minerals, a move drawing fire from the uranium industry and its political allies.

The agency’s draft critical minerals list published today in the Federal Register outlines 50 minerals deemed integral to national defense and economic security.

Uranium — a radioactive metal primarily used for nuclear fuel — was included in the initial list, which was mandated by then-President Trump and issued in 2018. It was left off the draft list along with potash, helium, rhenium and strontium.USGS added two minerals to the draft list: nickel and zinc, which are integral for making batteries for electric vehicles.In the Federal […]

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