Skip to comments.Uranium Boom in Kazakhstan
Posted on 11/23/2011 9:39:34 AM PST by bananaman22
Kazakhstans international energy image is now that of one of the worlds rising oil exporters, an extraordinary feat given that, two decades ago its hydrocarbon output was beyond insignificant when the USSR collapsed. The vast Central Asian nation, larger than Western Europe, has now quietly passed another energy milestone.
Kazakhstan produces 33 percent of worlds mined uranium, followed by Canada at 18 percent and Australia, with 11 percent of global output. Kazakhstan contains the world's second-largest uranium reserves, estimated at 1.5 million tons. Until two years ago Kazakhstan was the world's No. 3 uranium miner, following Australia and Canada.
Together the trio is responsible for about 62 percent of the world's production of mined uranium.
According to Kazakhstans State Corporation for Atomic Energy, Kazatomprom, during January-September, the country mined 13,957 tons of uranium. The volume of uranium mining in the Republic of Kazakhstan (for January - September) comprised 13,957 tons, which is 11 percent higher than the same period last year." Even more impressive, Kazatomproms revenues soared 72 percent year-on-year. Kazatomprom is the state-owned Kazakh national operator for the export of uranium, as well as rare metals, nuclear fuel for nuclear power plants, special equipment, technologies, and dual-purpose materials.
To put Kazakhstans accomplishment in context, a mere five years ago Kazakhstan produced 5,279 tons of uranium.
While the March disaster at Japans Fuskuhima nuclear complex has caused several European nations to reassess their commitment to nuclear power, Kazakhstans regional markets seem assured in Asias rising economic powerhouses China and India. While Beijing has reacted to Fukushima by ordering thorough inspections of the nations nuclear power plants, China's Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defense in its 11th Five-Year Plan for the Nuclear Industry announced China intended to produce Full article at: Kazakhstan Now Worlds Largest Uranium Miner
The US has lost most of our Uranium production.
Eight percent of the U3O8e delivered in 2010 was U.S.-origin uranium at a weighted-average price of $45.25 per pound. Foreign-origin uranium accounted for the remaining 92 percent of deliveries at a weighted-average price of $49.64 per pound.
I honestly hate that movie.
Yeah, it’s supposed to be “comedy”, but it has NOTHING in similarity with Kazakhstan. I lived in Russia for a year, plus a ten day visit to K-stan.
Besides, SBC is a pro-hom0sexu@l, quite anti-Christian person.
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