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The United States will investigate the supply of uranium from Russia and other countries

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The US administration will conduct an investigation into uranium supplies from abroad, which may result in customs duties, reports Bloomberg with reference to informed sources.



According to the agency, US manufacturers cover only 5 percent of the needs of the domestic market, and the lion’s share is imported - primarily from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Canada.

The publication clarifies that the American manufacturers have declared their ability to fill the domestic market by 25 percent. With a request to conduct an investigation, the government was approached by the Energy Fuels and Ur-Energy companies (the basis is Art. 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 of the Year).

It is reported that at present only imports of uranium from Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan account for about 40 percent. Moreover, in 2020, the agreement on restricting uranium imports from Russia will expire, which will put additional pressure on US companies: according to sources, Moscow has already announced plans to increase its market share in the US.

Last year, uranium mining in the United States fell to a historic low. In this regard, Energy Fuels and Ur-Energy are asking the White House to adjust imports and ensure the long-term viability of the domestic mining industry.
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  1. Vard
    Vard 18 July 2018 11: 16
    +12
    Lord ... A woman with low social responsibility! We also deliver uranium to them ?!
    1. MPN
      MPN 18 July 2018 11: 23
      +13
      Quote: Vard
      Lord ... A woman with low social responsibility! We also deliver uranium to them ?!

      Who cares ? Well, Canada will occupy this market, Kazakhstan and others. A holy place does not exist empty ... hi
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 18 July 2018 11: 31
        +8
        Russia including bought uranium mines in the United States and not only)))
        in 2010, the Russian company Rosatom, for whose activities there were questions, managed to acquire and gain control over the strategically important US uranium mines (through a company called Uranium One). Bill and Hillary Clinton helped Rosatom’s patrons successfully complete the deal because they made massive donations to the Clinton Foundation. Newspapers have called it "pay and play."
        here is such a business)) who benefited more from this is unknown, but these mines are still the property of Rosatom))
        1. asv363
          asv363 18 July 2018 11: 51
          +1
          Quote: maxim947
          Russia including bought uranium mines in the United States and not only)))

          Mining at two small mines in the United States was suspended a year in 2015. Prices have fallen too much.
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 18 July 2018 12: 46
            0
            Any mass consumer (almost any), if the product is of the same quality, will choose the one that is cheaper.
            If the owners of nuclear power plants prefer imported uranium, this only means that. that import is cheaper.
            NOTHING PERSONAL JUST BUSINESS
            American manufacturers, instead of lowering the price, prefer to bribe (lobby) the Senate and introduce additional customs duties.
            NOTHING PERSONAL JUST BUSINESS
            Although consumers, too, can then lobby for the abolition of duties. laughing
            1. maxim947
              maxim947 18 July 2018 13: 37
              +1
              Any mass consumer (almost any), if the product is of the same quality, will choose the one that is cheaper.

              This is so written in the textbooks, but in fact, almost all energy prices are regulated in a certain place, for the sake of the current situation.
            2. Paranoid50
              Paranoid50 18 July 2018 13: 46
              +2
              Quote: Shurik70
              Although consumers, too, can then lobby for the abolition of duties.

              Damn it, I would love to look at it, given that one of the main "consumers" of uranium in mattresses is the military-industrial complex there, and as a result the Pentagon ... laughing Oil painting: Mattis with foam at his mouth, rolling his eyes furiously, demands Congress to abolish duties on Russian uranium. good laughing
    2. Genry
      Genry 18 July 2018 11: 30
      +4
      Quote: Vard
      We also supply them with uranium ?!

      Under the agreement, HEU-LEU did it almost for free. But the shop has already closed, and the states have forgotten how to produce their fuel (technologically they have fallen behind for decades).
      http://www.tenex.ru/company/History/HEU_LEU/
      1. Shuttle
        Shuttle 18 July 2018 12: 00
        +11
        Quote: Genry
        Quote: Vard
        We also supply them with uranium ?!

        Under the agreement, HEU-LEU did it almost for free. But the shop has already closed, and the states have forgotten how to produce their fuel (technologically they have fallen behind for decades).
        http://www.tenex.ru/company/History/HEU_LEU/

        That's why we have forgotten how we supplied them "biplyatno". Only not destroyed, but in fact enriched uranium. Through this, their enriched material was preserved, and the concentrating industry (centrifuges) was modernized, and the American was killed. And through it at the same time both English, and French. Therefore, Westerners rush with their "green" technologies. But their attempts are in vain, for “green” technologies are very useful for any kind of scales such as street lighting and townhouses, and for megacities and factories (especially aluminum!), Supply energy continuously, in enormous quantities and God forbid, with interruptions or deviations in voltage and frequency. above normal. To do this, energy should not be caught from the wind, not the sun to wait, but to receive it as well as the consumer expects. Those. at the right time, in the right place, in large quantities. Here, generation is indispensable. And she is not in great variety. Total hydrocarbons (coal, oil and its fractions, natural gas) with the corresponding emissions, hydropower (limited in place), nuclear energy. At the last capacity, almost any power can be obtained, almost everywhere can be built; no more than hydrocarbon generating stations take up space. So for the atom in any case the future. Behind the atom and all other types of "zelenochka" within reasonable limits. And taking into account the fact that our fast-neutron reactors are capable of “burning” the fact that, after the enrichment plants, they were previously in “tails”, i.e. in the trash, ukhodiolo (U-235, for example) and almost burning to inert lead (Pb), and the westerners have closed their last BN-reactor, it turns out that Rosatom is not just on horseback or on a tank, but on the OBCHR-e pygmy with spears and stones. Stupidly trample.
        1. Genry
          Genry 18 July 2018 12: 15
          +2
          Quote: Shuttle
          And taking into account the fact that our fast-neutron reactors are capable of “burning” the fact that, after the enrichment plants, they were previously in “tails”, i.e. in the trash ukhodiolo (U-235, for example) and burn almost to inert lead (Pb)

          You would read more and write less ....
          In the "fast" reactors harness 238 th. Lead do not mention.
          And the future reactors will be thorium.
          1. Shuttle
            Shuttle 20 July 2018 10: 02
            0
            Quote: Genry
            Quote: Shuttle
            And taking into account the fact that our fast-neutron reactors are capable of “burning” the fact that, after the enrichment plants, they were previously in “tails”, i.e. in the trash ukhodiolo (U-235, for example) and burn almost to inert lead (Pb)

            You would read more and write less ....
            In the "fast" reactors harness 238 th. Lead do not mention.
            And the future reactors will be thorium.

            Oh, sorry, luggler, Blundered - U-235, of course, in "thermal" neutrons "burns", and 238-th and 232-th in fast.
            But go ahead and read it yourself about actinides, yeah.
        2. asv363
          asv363 18 July 2018 12: 33
          +3
          Quote: Shuttle
          taking into account the fact that our fast-neutron reactors are capable of “burning” what after the enrichments was previously “tail”, i.e. go to the trash (U-235, eg)

          1. Tails - residues from enrichment with a low content of 235th (0,2-0,3%). They can be scrolled on centrifuges of new generations and get the 235th commodity.
          2. In BN, you can use 238-th uranium as a fuel.
          1. Boa kaa
            Boa kaa 18 July 2018 20: 07
            +2
            Quote: asv363
            In BN, you can use 238 th uranium as fuel.
            and get plutonium-239 as the basis for our fuses ...
            Why don’t you write about this? bully
            1. asv363
              asv363 18 July 2018 21: 31
              0
              Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
              Quote: asv363
              In BN, 238th uranium can be used as fuel. and get plutonium-239 as the basis for our fuses ...
              Why don’t you write about this?

              On the good old BN-600 - no problem. On the new BN-800, the lateral reproduction zone is occupied by steel fuel assembly simulators. It was built taking into account the SOUP, physics of the core - taking into account the "blanks". It is necessary to redo it in a new way, without taking into account the control system, because the cleanest Pu-239 is from the screens. KVA can not greatly exceed unity, and, of course, significantly less than the total KV.
    3. RASKAT
      RASKAT 18 July 2018 12: 30
      +4
      Lord ... A woman with low social responsibility! We also deliver uranium to them ?!
      I’ll tell you more, in addition, about 60% of all major US deposits also belong. Kirienko once at one time podsuetsilsya, as Russia owns about 70% of all major explored deposits in the world!
      It's too late for the USA to come to their senses.
    4. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 18 July 2018 12: 53
      +8
      Quote: Vard
      Lord ... A woman with low social responsibility! We also deliver uranium to them ?!

      But what about. The notorious HEU-LEU Treaty was the biggest victory for Russian diplomacy: a nuclear strike by domestic diluted weapons-grade uranium against the enriching link in the US nuclear industry. As a result, the American atomic industry actually lost most of its own enrichment capacities; in addition, the program for the mass transfer of the Yankees to centrifuges was disrupted.
      Why sabotage, why sanctions - for the sake of short-term cost reduction, effective managers will kill their own production in the name of cheap imports.
      A knife is not needed for greedy:
      show him a penny
      and do what you like with him.
    5. sogdy
      sogdy 18 July 2018 14: 53
      +1
      Quote: Vard
      We also supply them with uranium ?!

      And what is your personal problem with uranium? To reach weapons-grade plutonium from uranium is not two fingers on ... asphalt. Moreover, the United States fundamentally cannot possess this technology. And the United States uses weapons-grade California — and that's a completely different series.

      Another thing is funny here - in our deliveries they are forced to use our energy cells. And return the waste to us.
      1. asv363
        asv363 18 July 2018 21: 55
        0
        Quote: sogdy
        And what is your personal problem with uranium? To reach weapons-grade plutonium from uranium is not two fingers on ... asphalt. Moreover, the United States fundamentally cannot possess this technology. And the United States uses weapons-grade California — and that's a completely different series.
        Another thing is funny here - in our deliveries they are forced to use our energy cells. And return the waste to us.

        1. Where does the US use California's “weapons” (by the way, which particular isotope)?
        2. What are "energy cells"?

        Thanks in advance for your reply.
        1. sogdy
          sogdy 19 July 2018 14: 22
          0
          Quote: asv363
          1. Where does the US use California's “weapons” (by the way, which particular isotope)?
          2. What are "energy cells"?
          Thanks in advance for your reply.

          Feynman lecture course. I don’t remember, it seems 26 books. But you can immediately go to the technology of the nuclear industry. Then you will understand that the question "which particular isotope" already ceases the possibility of a discussion with you. The widespread description of the nuclear charge from Joffe Jr. is designed for students in grades 5-7.
          Similarly, the "energy cell" is different from a monolithic rod. These are stability issues.
          1. asv363
            asv363 19 July 2018 15: 11
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            Quote: sogdy
            Quote: asv363
            1. Where does the US use California's “weapons” (by the way, which particular isotope)?
            2. What are "energy cells"?
            Thanks in advance for your reply.

            Feynman lecture course. I don’t remember, it seems 26 books. But you can immediately go to the technology of the nuclear industry. Then you will understand that the question "which particular isotope" already ceases the possibility of a discussion with you. The widespread description of the nuclear charge from Joffe Jr. is designed for students in grades 5-7.
            Similarly, the "energy cell" is different from a monolithic rod. These are stability issues.

            Unfortunately, I never saw an answer from you.
    6. Simargl
      Simargl 19 July 2018 08: 05
      +1
      Quote: Vard
      We also supply them with uranium ?!
      Yeah. After almost all of its enriched was taken out cheaply.
  2. Magic archer
    Magic archer 18 July 2018 11: 16
    +1
    Everything is as always. If you can’t get around a competitor honestly, then ask the government for help. Pax Americana, democracy negative
  3. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 18 July 2018 11: 25
    +4
    Quote: Vard
    Lord ... A woman with low social responsibility! We also deliver uranium to them ?!

    Can you imagine ... We still supply such strategic raw materials as - Titanium belay
    For those who understand the economy, this is called the World Division of Labor. Nothing strange about it stop
    1. gaura
      gaura 19 July 2018 05: 59
      0
      And in this World division of labor, the role of Russia is to pump oil, dig ore and cut wood for everyone else. So unpromising role
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 July 2018 11: 26
    +2
    Last year, uranium mining in the United States fell to historic lows
    But import can not affect the decline in production in the United States. There is a feedback here - if production drops for various reasons, the country is forced to increase imports to cover its needs for raw materials.
    1. Genry
      Genry 18 July 2018 11: 34
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      But import can not affect the decline in production in the United States.

      This is exactly what happened because of the HEU-LEU agreement with Russia. Received almost "on the ball."
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 18 July 2018 12: 57
      +3
      Quote: rotmistr60
      But import can not affect the decline in production in the United States. There is a feedback here - if production drops for various reasons, the country is forced to increase imports to cover its needs for raw materials.

      In the United States, just import led to a decline in production: the availability of cheap imported low-enriched uranium (supplied under the HEU-LEU agreement) led to the abandonment of the production of its analogue (which cost more), which led to a drop in the production of raw materials.
      HEU-LEU Agreement - first dose free. smile
  5. Fedoslov
    Fedoslov 18 July 2018 12: 07
    0
    Uhahahaha, Putin lost the game here too ... Soon, nobody will need his raw materials!
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 18 July 2018 13: 03
      +5
      Quote: Fedoslov
      Uhahahaha, Putin lost the game here too ... Soon, nobody will need his raw materials!

      Yeah ... first "soon"and then will be"deadlines are shifting".
      Read carefully - American companies can fill the market by only 25%. And this is according to the statements of the companies themselves. Usually, after this it turns out that in order to achieve the stated indicators, you need to invest tracillions of dollars, after which the result will be in ten years.
      And most importantly, it is not known how much the final product will cost if the cost of restoring the American enrichment industry has to be included in its cost. And to what place will Westinghouse be sent with the prices for fuel elements made from this raw material.
    2. nadezhiva
      nadezhiva 18 July 2018 13: 43
      +1
      Quote: Fedoslov
      Uhahahaha, Putin lost the game here too ... Soon, nobody will need his raw materials!
      Do not be fooled, Fedya. The Yankees are concerned about the prospect of lower supplies to the Great Diggers of the Black Sea. They surplus drawn in the process. Hence the squeals.
    3. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 18 July 2018 22: 50
      +1
      Quote: Fedoslov
      Wahahahaha

      Oh, trouble-trouble ... wassat For those who passed the exam this year there are special reservations. And for the future, Fedor: children are not offended here, but they are transferred to the "nursery". Yes
  6. rpuropuu
    rpuropuu 18 July 2018 12: 16
    +4
    Quote: Fedoslov
    Uhahahaha, Putin lost the game here too ... Soon, nobody will need his raw materials!

    Read the article again fool
    The publication clarifies that American manufacturers have declared their ability to fill the domestic market by 25 percent.

    If you subtract 100 from 25, you get 75. So, in any situation 75 Uranus will be imported.
    Now read further:
    Moreover, in 2020, an agreement to limit uranium imports from Russia will end, which will put additional pressure on American companies: according to sources, Moscow has already announced plans to increase its share in the US market.

    I hope you understand everything now hi
    1. Genry
      Genry 18 July 2018 12: 27
      +1
      Let me give you a tip so that your answers are tied to comments ...
      Use the mouse to select the selected comment and the inscription: "Reply ... Quote ... Complaint" will appear at the bottom of it. There immediately and poke the answer ... then quote.
      1. Crimean
        Crimean 18 July 2018 20: 06
        0
        Use the mouse to select the selected comment and the inscription: "Reply ... Quote ... Complaint" will appear at the bottom of it. There immediately and poke the answer ... then quote. [/ Quote]
      2. Crimean
        Crimean 18 July 2018 20: 12
        0
        Thanks for the tip hi This is not my first year and not my second ... (but mostly I read, without comment)
        and still did not quite understand how to answer and quote. Understood.
  7. swiazist
    swiazist 18 July 2018 20: 40
    0
    Quote: sogdy
    To reach weapons-grade plutonium from uranium is not two fingers on ... asphalt. Moreover, the United States fundamentally cannot possess this technology.

    Yah. The US and thermonuclear bombs are not real wassat
  8. swiazist
    swiazist 18 July 2018 20: 43
    0
    Quote: sogdy
    And the United States uses weapons-grade California — and that's a completely different series.

    For detonators in nuclear weapons like the Russian Federation. Cf is the most expensive metal on earth. Where can the US use it instead of plutonium and uranium? wink
  9. spektr9
    spektr9 18 July 2018 22: 02
    +1
    Somehow it’s not very necessary to immediately deliver warheads ... But titanium submarines, these are our friends, they will not touch us ...