Ukraine to achieve self-sufficiency in uraniumadmin
Ukraine is planning to become self-dependent in terms of uranium supplies for its operating nuclear power plants by boosting annual production of this metal to 2,500 tonnes between 2007 and 2013, the republic’s Fuel and Energy Ministry told RBC. The target is to reach an output level of 5,900 tonnes of uranium per year in 2014-2025, and 6,400 per year in 2025-2030.
Such projections are included in Ukraine’s uranium industry development program and energy strategy until 2030. The country currently produces 800 tonnes of uranium each year, which corresponds to 30 percent of Ukrainian nuclear power plants’ fuel requirement.
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