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Companies seeking 232 uranium probe seize on DOE report showing U.S. production plunge

May 10, 2018
U.S. production of uranium is down 50 percent so far this year, according to a new report from the Energy Department that was cited immediately by two U.S. mining companies hoping the Commerce Department will initiate a Section 232 probe into the national security implications of uranium imports. U.S. production of uranium in the first quarter 2018 was 226,780 pounds, marking a 64 percent decrease from the fourth quarter of 2017 and a 50 percent drop from the first quarter...

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