U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is spearheading a congressional attempt to get the Department of Energy to establish a uranium reserve in the United States.
The Australian mining company which announced earlier this month that it had found uranium deposits in the Red Desert said on Monday that the deposits cover several miles and 80% of the area still hasn’t been tested.
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A global mining business said it discovered a likely source of raw uranium, or yellowcake, through a first-time exploratory drill program called the “Thor” project in the Great Divide Basin.
During a speech on the U.S. Senate floor Thursday, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso told his colleagues that the country needed to end its reliance on Russia for certain energy sources, such as uranium.
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The company planning to install a nuclear power plant in Kemmerer will use Russian uranium in its operation, but officials said they are working to cultivate a domestic source of the element.
A potential addition to President Donald Trump’s budget for the purchase of domestic uranium might not be enough to save Wyoming’s uranium mining operations, an industry leader said.
Gov. Mark Gordon announced Friday morning in Lander that President Donald Trump put in his new budget the purchase of $150 million of domestic uranium to replenish military supplies. Wyoming is the largest producer of uranium of any state.