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US shifts to domestic uranium production amid geopolitical tensions

US shifts to domestic uranium production amid geopolitical tensions

The Biden administration has enacted a law ending uranium imports from Russia to bolster local production and strengthen the U.S. nuclear energy sector.

Justine Calma reports for The Verge.

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Uranium mining's comeback raises environmental concerns

Uranium mining's comeback raises environmental concerns

A renewed interest in nuclear power is spurring a boom in uranium mining, despite the environmental and health concerns stemming from its historical legacy.

Jim Robbins reports for Yale e360.

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New dashboard reveals uranium mine risks in New Mexico

A new online dashboard launched by New Mexico helps locals and officials understand the dangers of closed uranium mines and mills, highlighting ongoing health and environmental risks.

Noel Lyn Smith reports for Inside Climate News.

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One of first US uranium mines opens near Grand Canyon after eight years

One of first US uranium mines opens near Grand Canyon after eight years

The opening of the Pinyon Plain mine comes as the US seeks to boost domestic production of the mineral needed for nuclear energy and accelerate divesting from fossil fuels.

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New uranium mines spark controversy in Arizona and Utah

In a contentious move, uranium mining resumes near Grand Canyon amid environmental concerns.

Wyatt Myskow reports for Inside Climate News.

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Biden to designate monument near Grand Canyon, preventing uranium mining

Uranium extraction had already been restricted in the area, which Native tribes consider sacred, but the moratorium was set to expire in 2032. Mr. Biden’s designation will make it permanent.
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The U.S. is paying billions to Russia’s nuclear agency. Here’s why.

Nuclear power companies rely on cheap enriched uranium made in Russia. That geopolitical dilemma is intensifying as climate change underscores the need for emissions-free energy.
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