A company in the US has expressed a desire to continue purchasing Russian uranium

Centrus, the largest US nuclear fuel cycle company, said it would ask the US authorities to grant it an exception in the law banning the import of enriched uranium from Russia, Axios reported.

 

A company in the US has expressed a desire to continue purchasing Russian uranium

Centrus will apply to relevant US agencies to request exemptions to the ban on uranium imports from Russia, arguing the need to continue supplying it to its customers and safeguard the interests of the entire US nuclear industry, according to the publication.

“When the law is passed, we will apply for an exemption from the Secretary of Energy and other relevant government agencies to request permission to continue supplying low-enriched uranium to our customers,” Centrus said in a statement.

Also the representative of the company Lindsay Geisler told the portal that the rapid exclusion of the ban on imports of Russian uranium “is critical not only for Centrus, but for the entire U.S. nuclear industry.”

Earlier, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the upper house of the US Congress reported that the US Senate supported the initiative to ban imports of Russian uranium.