U.S. Reactors Still Run on Russian Uranium

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Russian Nuclear Exports


Experts say that without access to confidential fuel supply contracts, it is hard to conclude that direct displacement of Russian uranium in the United States by Chinese equivalents is taking place, but they caution that trading dependence on Russia for greater reliance on China would hardly solve the problem. “Chinese imports from Russia have increased, with high volumes historically speaking, and now there is a frankly quite impressive increase of exports from China to the U.S.,” said Darya Dolzikova of the Royal United Services Institute. “You can’t rule out displacement.”