It Sure Looks Like We’re Losing Control Of The Uranium Issue

Posted By on December 30, 2009

Kazakhstan Claims To Be Worlds Biggest Uranium Miner

By Isabel Gorst in Moscow

Published: December 30 2009

Kazakhstan said on Wednesday it had overtaken Canada and Australia to become the world’s biggest uranium miner as nations rich in the resource ramp up production to sell into a resurgent nuclear power industry.

The announcement came the day after allegations that Kazakhstan was close to clinching a $450m deal to sell 1,350 tons of uranium to Iran. Exports to Iran of purified uranium known as “yellowcake” would breach United Nations sanctions imposed on Tehran for refusing to freeze its uranium enrichment programme.


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