Tag Archives: uranium mining

Are nukes carbon-free? Nope. Enriching uranium takes electricity. (Warning: This post contains Rand Paul-levels of reliance on Wikipedia, but with proper footnoting)

You ever have one of those days where everywhere you looked were things that needed more looking into? In the course of researching a post on uranium mining, I ran across this on Wikipedia, in an article on uranium enrichment … Continue reading

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A bad week for the uranium industry

There¬†were a bunch¬†of uranium mining stories this week, all bad news for backers of the Nuclear Renaissance. 1. The New York Times reported on Monday: USEC, the sole American company in the uranium enrichment business, said Monday that it would … Continue reading

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Follow-up: NRC sends investigation team to Wyoming uranium processing facility

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has now sent investigators to the Uranium One Irigaray and Christensen Ranch in situ mining facility in Wyoming following an accident earlier this week. The NRC Press Release noted that the facility had ceased operations … Continue reading

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