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PostPosted: Aug 06, 2018 10:36 am 
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Nuclear wasteland: The explosive boom and long, painful bust of American uranium mining

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At the height of activity in 1980, U.S. companies produced nearly 44 million pounds of uranium concentrate and provided most of the supplies purchased by nuclear power plants. Last year, American miners produced 2.4 million pounds and supplied just 7 percent of the uranium bought by domestic plants.


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PostPosted: Aug 06, 2018 6:24 pm 
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The US has so much of used fuel that by processing it, it can meet the entire fissile requirement. If processed under doe supervision, the thorium plutonium MOX could meet the entire fuel requirement and produce U233 for a thorium cycle. The national labs should be given the task.


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