Uranium; fuel for nuclear energy 2002

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Uranium in its various chemical and physical forms plays roles in all parts of the nuclear fuel cycle, from the front end of its source from natural geologic resources, through transformation into fuel elements for the power plant cycle to produce electricity, and finally to the back-end cycle of spent-fuel storage in an underground geologic repository. In 2002, uranium has taken on renewed interest in its role in the energy mix for our national energy policy.

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  • critical issues, database publication, nuclear energy, united states