October 6, 2021 – Today, the USA imports almost all of its uranium supply, tapping Canada and Australia for the lion’s share.
In the middle of the last century, however, the US was enjoying something of a boom in uranium mining. In addition to being well placed to produce uranium, the country was on the road to nuclear fuel reprocessing, with one commercial plant operational at West Valley and two others under construction: General Electric’s Morris facility in Illinois and Allied‐General Nuclear Service’s Barnwell reprocessing plant in South Carolina. But that only lasted until the late 1970s. Link to article