Kazakhstan sets out uranium production strategy

Kazakhstan’s state-run Kazatomprom today approved a 10-year  development strategy designed to ensure that  it retains its position as the world’s leading natural uranium producer. The strategy provides for both the development of existing and the construction of new mines, and the introduction of  the latest technologies to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of uranium extraction.
 Kazakhstan became the world’s largest uranium producer in 2009 and, according to the World Nuclear Association, accounts for 41% of the world supplies of mine-extracted uranium, followed by Canada (16%), and Australia (9%).