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Restoring America’s Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage

Restoring America’s Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage

Full Title: Restoring America's Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage
Author(s): Nuclear Fuel Working Group
Publisher(s): U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: April 23, 2020
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Description (excerpt):

America is losing its competitive global position as the world leader in nuclear energy and technology to state-owned enterprises, including Russia and China, and other competitor nations also aggressively moving to surpass the United States.

America is on the brink of losing its ability to produce domestic uranium for the fabrication of nuclear fuel, threatening our national interest and national security.

The Strategy to Restore American Nuclear Energy Leadership is a direct outcome from the efforts of the United States Nuclear Fuel Working Group established by the President in his July 12, 2019 Memorandum on the Effect of Uranium Imports on the National Security and Establishment of the United States Nuclear Fuel Working Group.

This comprehensive strategy includes policy recommendations on Executive, Congressional, and regulatory actions that could be taken to enhance the positive attributes of nuclear power, revive capabilities of the uranium mining, milling, and conversion industries, strengthen U.S. technology supremacy, and drive U.S. exports, while assuring consistency with U.S. nonproliferation objectives and supporting national security.

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