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Problems of natural uranium supply

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Abstract

The estimated uranium reserves in the Western World and the forecast uranium requirement in this region make the supply of nuclear power stations appear guaranteed well beyond the turn of the century. At least in the next decade it will be possible to exploit the advantageous uranium reserves in low price category, provided that prospection activities are stepped up soon and production capacities are expanded in time which are not even fully utilized today. However, difficulties could arise earlier in those countries which have no uranium reserves of their own. There is an increasing tendency among uranium producing countries to link supplies of their uranium with restrictive conditions. This makes long term contractual uranium supply guarantees a most pressing matter for those countries which have no uranium of their own. Even if the delays in the addition of new nuclear power plants are likely to improve the supply situation in the next few years, supply shortages will have to be anticipated at least from the nineties onward, unless exploitation and dressing activities are expanded considerably and also low grade ores are included in the production. At the same time it appears that the use of plutonium fueled fast breeder reactors  More>>
Authors:
Huwyler, S [1] 
  1. Eidgenoessisches Inst. fuer Reaktorforschung, Wuerenlingen (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1977
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-09-361163; ERA-03-030338; EDB-78-058990
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Atomwirtsch., Atomtech.; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 22:11
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; URANIUM RESERVES; FORECASTING; COST; GLOBAL ASPECTS; NATURAL URANIUM; PLANNING; URANIUM; URANIUM ORES; ACTINIDES; ELEMENTS; METALS; ORES; RESERVES; RESOURCES; 050100* - Nuclear Fuels- Reserves, Exploration, & Mining; 051000 - Nuclear Fuels- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects
OSTI ID:
5179430
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: AWAKA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 577-580
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Huwyler, S. Problems of natural uranium supply. Germany: N. p., 1977. Web.
Huwyler, S. Problems of natural uranium supply. Germany.
Huwyler, S. 1977. "Problems of natural uranium supply." Germany.
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title = {Problems of natural uranium supply}
author = {Huwyler, S}
abstractNote = {The estimated uranium reserves in the Western World and the forecast uranium requirement in this region make the supply of nuclear power stations appear guaranteed well beyond the turn of the century. At least in the next decade it will be possible to exploit the advantageous uranium reserves in low price category, provided that prospection activities are stepped up soon and production capacities are expanded in time which are not even fully utilized today. However, difficulties could arise earlier in those countries which have no uranium reserves of their own. There is an increasing tendency among uranium producing countries to link supplies of their uranium with restrictive conditions. This makes long term contractual uranium supply guarantees a most pressing matter for those countries which have no uranium of their own. Even if the delays in the addition of new nuclear power plants are likely to improve the supply situation in the next few years, supply shortages will have to be anticipated at least from the nineties onward, unless exploitation and dressing activities are expanded considerably and also low grade ores are included in the production. At the same time it appears that the use of plutonium fueled fast breeder reactors will be unavoidable in the nineties.}
journal = {Atomwirtsch., Atomtech.; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {22:11}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1977}
month = {Nov}
}