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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Without a word uranium becomes critical

By striking "non-fuel" from US critical minerals definition, bill aims to make uranium eligible to be put back on critical list Metal Tech News - July 6, 2022


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 3:01pm

Wooden tiles with gallium, titanium, and other elements on the periodic table.


Due to the exclusion of non-fuel minerals, uranium is nowhere to be found on the list of 50 minerals considered critical to the economic wellbeing and national security of the United States.

The U.S. Geological Survey has identified 50 minerals and metals critical to the economic wellbeing and security of the United States, uranium is not one of them. This omission of a mineral that plays a critical role in America's energy security does not sit well with a bipartisan group of congressmen that have introduced legislation to rectify this oversight.

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