While Wyoming remains the nation’s leader in uranium production, the American uranium mining industry is, unfortunately, quickly collapsing before our very eyes.
Despite being blessed with some of the world’s best uranium deposits, American uranium production is expected to be basically zero in 2020 for the first time since WWII. You read that right, the United States – long the global leader in nuclear energy – is about to have no uranium production.
Uranium fuels our nuclear reactors, which supply 20 percent of the nation’s electricity and 55 percent of our carbon-free electricity. Uranium also fuels the U.S. Navy’s nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines, plays an important role in nuclear nonproliferation and is critical in deterrence and other