The Law Center is not mentioned in this story, but the issue is central to our argument – which the Mining and Minerals Division and the Mining Commission refuse to allow us to make – that the Mt Taylor mine has no viable path to uranium production and should shut down and clean up after 38 years of not producing.
Companies ask Commerce to investigate uranium imports
By Kathy Helms
January 26, 2018
GRANTS — Energy Fuels Inc. and Ur-Energy Inc. have asked the U.S. Department of Commerce to level the playing field for the U.S. uranium industry by investigating the effects of uranium imports on U.S. national security.
“The U.S. has large stockpiles of uranium. In some cases it’s blended down, in other cases, converted,” [Paul Robinson, Southwest Research and Information Center] said. “We have had enough uranium for all the bombs that could be imagined since the mid-’60s.
“There’s no shortage of uranium,” he said. “That’s one of the reasons that Energy Fuels can’t operate its mines and mills. It doesn’t have uranium resources at an economically viable price, so they’re operating at a very low capacity.”
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