Trump administration recommends supporting U.S. uranium mines as a strategic interest

THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE | The Trump administration on Thursday urged government intervention to rescue U.S. uranium mining and nuclear fuel industries in a tough global marketplace, from making it easier to mine public lands out West to blocking some imports of foreign nuclear fuel. The recommendations, which include Trump's earlier request to Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to buy domestic uranium to create a national stockpile, are meant to "pull America's nuclear industrial base back from the brink of collapse," a task force appointed by President Donald Trump in July said in Thursday's report.

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