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A ban on Russian uranium could impact tribal communities in the Southwest

Apr 6, 2022
Some U.S. lawmakers seek to cut off imports, but that might lead to reopening domestic mines.
Some U.S. uranium mines have been closed for over 40 years. If Russian imports are banned, as some lawmakers advocate, they may be reopened.
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Russia's role in world's nuclear energy industry prompts calls to up U.S. uranium production

Mar 30, 2022
Russia plays a key role in preparing fuel for power plants. A ban could delay projects, and domestic production stirs social justice issues.
A pro-Ukraine sign at the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, many countries want to reduce their reliance on Russian energy sources, including in the nuclear field.
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Uranium companies in the U.S. are hoping demand will return

Dec 26, 2017
Could there be a uranium boom on the horizon? If there is, it would help coal-heavy Wyoming.
Nichols Ranch Manager Bernard Bonifas reaches into one of the hundreds of tan boxes dotting the landscape at the Nichols Ranch uranium mine. They keep injection and recovery wells insulated during Wyoming’s harsh winters. 
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Why were Weight Watchers and uranium mining stocks up today?

Dec 22, 2016
A tale of two stock ticker symbols.
 Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage at Hearst MagFront 2016 at Hearst Tower on Oct. 25 in New York City.
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Nuclear cleanup work sustains ailing Ohio town

Dec 4, 2015
One town in Ohio is holding on to remnants of Cold War-era uranium enrichment.
Norm and Betty Jo Anderson have lived in Piketon since the mid-1950s, when Norm started working at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
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The battle over uranium mining near the Grand Canyon

Jul 8, 2013
As of 2012, new uranium mining claims are prohibited near the Grand Canyon. So mining companies are reopening old mines, and looking for other ways around the ban.

Guess what Kodak kept in its basement...

May 14, 2012
The now-bankrupt photography company kept a little something (surprising) in its basement for 35 years.

For public good, not for profit.

Ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon set to expire

Nov 29, 2011
A battle is brewing over uranium mining on land near the Grand Canyon. A House bill would allow mining on the land. Proponents say it would help the area economy; opponents fear an environmental disaster.

New uranium processing site OK'd in Colorado

Jan 5, 2011
After more than a year of debate, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has given its blessing to a yellowcake uranium mill in...