Kazakh uranium leads US imports

Kazakhstan’s uranium reserves

Kazakh uranium:  Kazakhstan last year  became the leading supplier of uranium to the US  nuclear power sector ahead of Australia, Russia and Canada, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). It now accounts for 23% of US uranium imports –  more than double the figure for 2013. Total uranium production in Kazakhstan has also been growing exponentially and has more than tripled since 2007, overtaking  Canada as the world’s leading supplier in 2009. 
 “Kazakhstan’s ability to export uranium increased after the U.S. International Trade Administration terminated the 1992 antidumping investigation on uranium from Kazakhstan and lifted restrictions on the sale of uranium from Kazakhstan to the United States in 1999″ the EIA reported. 
Kazakhstan’s known uranium reserves will last for about 80-100 years, according Sergie Poltoratsky, Managing Director for the state-run  Kazatomprom ‘s  Nuclear Fuel Cycle division said, without taking into account any future explorations.