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Supporting Global Uranium Mining Through Responsible Extraction and Delivery

The increased costs associated with having to dig deeper for ore and growing public concern with mining activities are among the global challenges facing the mining industry. These challenges also affect the extraction of uranium ore, the raw material for nuclear fuel. “As the use of nuclear energy increases, so too will the need for uranium production, conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication. Uranium production will start in several countries with limited nuclear experience and know-how,” said Harikrishnan Tulsidas, scientific officer with the IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy. Continue reading