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Title: Uranium deposits of Brazil

Abstract

Brazil is a country of vast natural resources, including numerous uranium deposits. In support of the country`s nuclear power program, Brazil has developed the most active uranium industry in South America. Brazil has one operating reactor (Angra 1, a 626-MWe PWR), and two under construction. The country`s economic challenges have slowed the progress of its nuclear program. At present, the Pocos de Caldas district is the only active uranium production. In 1990, the Cercado open-pit mine produced approximately 45 metric tons (MT) U{sub 3}O{sub 8} (100 thousand pounds). Brazil`s state-owned uranium production and processing company, Uranio do Brasil, announced it has decided to begin shifting its production from the high-cost and nearly depleted deposits at Pocos de Caldas, to lower-cost reserves at Lagoa Real. Production at Lagoa Real is schedules to begin by 1993. In addition to these two districts, Brazil has many other known uranium deposits, and as a whole, it is estimated that Brazil has over 275,000 MT U{sub 3}O{sub 8} (600 million pounds U{sub 3}O{sub 8}) in reserves.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
102815
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
NUEXCO. Monthly Report to the Nuclear Industry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Issue: 277; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; URANIUM DEPOSITS; PRODUCTION; BRAZIL; URANIUM RESERVES; MAPS; GEOLOGY

Citation Formats

NONE. Uranium deposits of Brazil. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
NONE. Uranium deposits of Brazil. United States.
NONE. Sun . "Uranium deposits of Brazil". United States.
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title = {Uranium deposits of Brazil},
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abstractNote = {Brazil is a country of vast natural resources, including numerous uranium deposits. In support of the country`s nuclear power program, Brazil has developed the most active uranium industry in South America. Brazil has one operating reactor (Angra 1, a 626-MWe PWR), and two under construction. The country`s economic challenges have slowed the progress of its nuclear program. At present, the Pocos de Caldas district is the only active uranium production. In 1990, the Cercado open-pit mine produced approximately 45 metric tons (MT) U{sub 3}O{sub 8} (100 thousand pounds). Brazil`s state-owned uranium production and processing company, Uranio do Brasil, announced it has decided to begin shifting its production from the high-cost and nearly depleted deposits at Pocos de Caldas, to lower-cost reserves at Lagoa Real. Production at Lagoa Real is schedules to begin by 1993. In addition to these two districts, Brazil has many other known uranium deposits, and as a whole, it is estimated that Brazil has over 275,000 MT U{sub 3}O{sub 8} (600 million pounds U{sub 3}O{sub 8}) in reserves.},
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journal = {NUEXCO. Monthly Report to the Nuclear Industry},
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place = {United States},
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