"Trump’s Uranium Review Rattles Nuclear Utilities"

"The Trump administration’s hard look at uranium imports is already rattling nuclear utilities’ fuel-purchasing decisions.

The Commerce Department said July 18 it would launch an investigation, at the behest of uranium mining companies Energy Fuels Inc. and UR-Energy Inc., into whether U.S. overreliance on imported uranium threatens national security.

Although it is still too early to measure the Commerce probe’s specific impacts, John Keeley, a spokesman for the Nuclear Energy Institute, confirmed that some utilities “may be choosing to defer their contracting until there is more certainty with the outcome of the Department of Commerce’s review.”"

Stephen Lee reports for Bloomberg Environment July 30, 2018.

Source: Bloomberg, 07/31/2018