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The US Department of Energy recognized critical dependence on Russian supplies of nuclear fuel

The US Department of Energy recognized critical dependence on Russian supplies of nuclear fuel

Energy dependence on Russian nuclear fuel supplies is critical to US national security. This was stated by Katherine Huff, Assistant to the Head of the Ministry of Energy of the country.

During an interview with the Financial Times, the American official noted that Washington continues to purchase at least 20 percent of all nuclear fuel used from Russian companies. Huff also did not fail to draw attention to the fact that the active use of nuclear energy is harmful to the climate situation in the region.

Earlier, the American edition of The New York Times reported that the US nuclear energy industry remains dependent on Russian supplies of nuclear fuel, which annually bring Moscow about a billion dollars. There is currently no opportunity to find alternative sources of fuel supply for nuclear power plants without increasing costs.

It is also noted that the United States stopped enriching uranium due to the fact that since the early 1990s it began purchasing Russian nuclear fuel. After the US stopped uranium enrichment, Russia occupied about half of the world nuclear fuel market.

Despite all Western efforts to permanently sever remaining economic ties with Russia, nuclear fuel supplies remain one of the most significant remaining US cash flows into Russia. Meanwhile, funds allocated by the US government to resume its own uranium enrichment are stuck due to bureaucratic processes.
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  1. ZovSailor
    ZovSailor 7 November 2023 12: 44
    I do have to note,
    it's time to use the crude methods of modern
    peace in the interests of the state, in the article
    a tool for possible impact on striped fish is indicated,
    and who canceled any method of protecting lives
    The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Northern Military District and the coercion of the adversary
    to the surrender of VNA 404 on the terms of the Russian Federation, in war all means are good,
    but we're not like that?
    1. credo
      credo 7 November 2023 12: 57
      The first to find the most original way to get rid of nuclear fuel supplies from Russia was, as we know, “great” Lithuania. fool

      Germany followed the same path and deprived itself of such a “headache” as nuclear energy. negative

      We don’t yet know who will be third, but if the United States succeeds in following Germany, it can take this “honorable” place of eccentrics. laughing
      1. Saburov_Alexander53
        Saburov_Alexander53 7 November 2023 13: 27
        They write that Estonia recently decided to build a nuclear power plant using French technology. They are not even stopped by the experience of Finland, which, due to the French, with their mistakes in construction costs, delayed the launch of the nuclear power plant for several years. The most interesting. that the EU is not against it, as was the case with our Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania. It seems that new nuclear power plants are being moved closer to the borders of Russia and away from themselves.
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 7 November 2023 12: 49
    Let them print dollars, it will definitely help - tomorrow they will receive pollonium and meldonium for their nuclear reactors. laughing A dollar is everything, the rest is nothing.
    1. astepanov
      astepanov 7 November 2023 14: 15
      Quote: tralflot1832
      tomorrow they will receive pollonium with meldonium
      What is the element pollonium? Chemistry department behind me, but I’ve never heard of “pollonium”. And what about the commas of the respected major general of the armchair troops? Does he arrange them using a random number generator?
      I have a question: do the striped people pay us for enriched uranium in rubles, or what?
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 7 November 2023 14: 24
        Vovan will offer polonium, Lexus - meldonium to the chief American minister of atomic energy on behalf of some country, and I suspect that he will want to buy them. laughing Americans are so gullible and stupid.
  3. Alex_Rarog
    Alex_Rarog 7 November 2023 12: 51
    Eh, I don’t understand, how does nuclear energy affect the climate?
    And also negative!
    1. Normann
      Normann 7 November 2023 13: 04
      uh, I don’t understand, how does nuclear energy affect the climate?

      Rather not on the climate, but on her stupid head.
    2. astepanov
      astepanov 7 November 2023 14: 20
      Quote: Alex_Rarog
      How does nuclear energy affect the climate?

      The connection is direct: firstly, as fuel supplies stop, you will have to switch to coal. And the climate will immediately deteriorate. Secondly, they are saying that Russia will stop supplying fuel. And the corresponding waste products stink and destroy the American ozone layer. So nuclear energy is still very negative for them!
  4. Stable
    Stable 7 November 2023 12: 56
    annually bring Moscow about a billion dollars.

    What is a critical dependence for the USA is some unfortunate billion for us. Equal to a sunken cruiser.
  5. Tusv
    Tusv 7 November 2023 13: 01
    The Americans invented the nuclear bomb. The Russians decided that the vigorous loaf should work for peaceful purposes. For example, supplying cities with electricity. No, these Russians have gone even further. They also began to invent a closed cycle. For what? When it’s easier to drop that vigorous loaf on the heads of the natives. Gentlemen from behind the puddle. Your “underdeveloped civilization” is simply dipping you into its own shit. What do we have? The apartment has gas and electricity. And you have wars and destruction. I have the honor hi gentlemen beggars
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 7 November 2023 13: 10
    It seems that our reactor has been running on MOX fuel for a year already, which is basically waste. The Americans don’t have an option - they must have waste, a wagon and a small cart. laughingAnd there is no need to print dollars. Again the Russians will say it’s their fault.
    1. KCA
      KCA 7 November 2023 13: 28
      There is not only waste, the RBN has a complex cycle, the fuel contains plutonium, but there is more of it in processing than in loading, the BN-800 worked without problems, they are building the BN-1200 and BREST, if they go into production, the nuclear weapons will not be disposed of , and for fuel
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 November 2023 13: 32
    Washington continues to purchase at least 20 percent of all nuclear fuel used from Russian companies
    But, as I understand it, they are more concerned about the fact that Russia annually receives a billion from the United States for its fuel.
  8. Sedoy
    Sedoy 7 November 2023 16: 04
    critical dependence on Russian nuclear fuel supplies

    Nonsense ...
    There is no dependence...
    With that thirst for profit that sparkles in the eyes of our Kremlin people, they will sell everything to their enemies at all times, even when our cities are attacked with vigorous missiles...
    For a year and a half, Russian enterprises supplied spare parts for military equipment of unfriendly countries. And they immediately transported military equipment to the Ukrainians. Until August 2023, Russian business actually worked to arm the enemy. Our soldiers fight and help their enemy. Ours are fighting again. And interesting businessmen are again supplying the enemy.
    In August, it was decided to suspend supplies of spare parts to Western armies.
    But only because the West long ago transferred all former Soviet and Russian equipment to the enemy.
    But the Kremlin continues to supply the enemy with resources.
    Thus, we strengthen the enemy’s financial condition.
    Putin: “we need to fulfill our obligations to our counterparties... we get money for this”
    APASUS 7 November 2023 16: 29
    The US Department of Energy recognized critical dependence on Russian supplies of nuclear fuel

    And ours are licking their heels in order to send the Americans...............