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Uranium exports could match oil imports. [status and prospects of the Canadian uranium industry]

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Abstract

Apart from a temporary embargo while safeguards are negotiated, the Canadian government limits uranium exports so as to guarantee fuel for every Canadian reactor built or planned for 30 years. On the basis of present known reserves of 172 Gg of 'cheap' U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ and 33 of 'dear', that would mean phasing out exports after the mid 1980's, but probably much more 'dear' uranium remains to be discovered. Provincial taxation and restrictions on foreign ownership may be limitations. Discoveries range over eleven areas, but production capacity at present is 14190 Mg/d from Ontario and 3400 from Saskatchewan, with 8800 mothballed and 4860 planned or being rehabilitated. The price has jumped to $95/kg, so that uranium exports may cover half the cost of oil imports. All producers use sulfuric acid leaching, except Eldorado, which uses carbonate leaching; a process using tertiary amine is being developed. Development of the organic-cooled Th//sup 233/U fuelled reactor may greatly extend fuel resources.
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Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1977
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-08-348420; ERA-03-011750; EDB-78-020242
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Can. Chem. Process.; (Canada); Journal Volume: 61:4
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CANADA; PETROLEUM; TRADE; URANIUM; COST; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; FUEL CYCLE; ORGANIC COOLED REACTORS; RESERVES; TAXES; ACTINIDES; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; METALS; NORTH AMERICA; REACTORS; 051000* - Nuclear Fuels- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects
OSTI ID:
5386589
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: CCPRA
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Pages: 20-23
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McIntyre, H C. Uranium exports could match oil imports. [status and prospects of the Canadian uranium industry]. Canada: N. p., 1977. Web.
McIntyre, H C. Uranium exports could match oil imports. [status and prospects of the Canadian uranium industry]. Canada.
McIntyre, H C. 1977. "Uranium exports could match oil imports. [status and prospects of the Canadian uranium industry]." Canada.
@misc{etde_5386589,
title = {Uranium exports could match oil imports. [status and prospects of the Canadian uranium industry]}
author = {McIntyre, H C}
abstractNote = {Apart from a temporary embargo while safeguards are negotiated, the Canadian government limits uranium exports so as to guarantee fuel for every Canadian reactor built or planned for 30 years. On the basis of present known reserves of 172 Gg of 'cheap' U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ and 33 of 'dear', that would mean phasing out exports after the mid 1980's, but probably much more 'dear' uranium remains to be discovered. Provincial taxation and restrictions on foreign ownership may be limitations. Discoveries range over eleven areas, but production capacity at present is 14190 Mg/d from Ontario and 3400 from Saskatchewan, with 8800 mothballed and 4860 planned or being rehabilitated. The price has jumped to $95/kg, so that uranium exports may cover half the cost of oil imports. All producers use sulfuric acid leaching, except Eldorado, which uses carbonate leaching; a process using tertiary amine is being developed. Development of the organic-cooled Th//sup 233/U fuelled reactor may greatly extend fuel resources.}
journal = {Can. Chem. Process.; (Canada)}
volume = {61:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1977}
month = {Apr}
}