The United States admitted that Russian uranium "spoiled" American energy


America can easily refuse oil from Russia under the pretext that the mining industry produces a lot of it and the state's reserves are large. And although all the extracted raw materials are exported, creating a deficit within the country, there is a formal reason for a safe embargo. However, the US does not have uranium ore reserves to supply its extensive network of nuclear power plants with enriched uranium. And the enrichment industry itself does not have competencies, technology and capacities - large-scale imports from Russia completely "spoiled" the US's own enrichment industry, which is why they lost interest in its development, rearmament and modernization.


Now, with the imposition of sanctions, when it is necessary (and fashionable) to abandon everything Russian, the US specialized industry is faced with a dilemma - either to refuse imports from Russia and extinguish a quarter of all lamps and fixtures in the country, or to silently endure reproaches in cooperation with the Russian Federation. After all, the supply of nuclear fuel from Russia to America is indecently high. According to various estimates, from 20 to 25 percent of the uranium used in American reactors is supplied by the domestic Techsnabexport. Since the end of the Cold War, Americans have always received enriched fuel through this company.

In 2022, six months after the introduction of "hellish sanctions", the United States was forced to admit that they depend on supplies and will not impose an embargo, although they really want to do it. This was stated in an interview with the Washington Examiner by the assistant to the head of the Ministry of Energy, Katherine Hoff. Oil can be replaced, but uranium cannot.

Globally, there is not enough capacity to fill the gap with reliable sources. In general, this is our pain and responsibility. We should return to our enrichment capacity, but it will take time, we are not able to do it now

- the official admitted bitterly.

For the United States, the "renaissance" of nuclear energy will cost years and billions of dollars, since Washington has not paid attention to the industry for a long time, using the services of Techsnabexport. Now that it is necessary, America simply cannot withdraw from the agreements while also having a shortage of another fuel - gas.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 26 August 2022 08: 47
    +3
    So it is worth the European countries to take this fact into service and blame the Americans when they force them to give up Russian oil and gas. - And why don't you yourself refuse Russian nuclear fuel? Why do you think others are fools?
  2. Pavel Mokshanov_2 (Pavel Mokshanov) 26 August 2022 08: 50
    +1
    The Americans are not all that powerful. Without our uranium, they could find themselves in an energy crisis. Thanks to the Soviet scientists for creating a way to enrich themselves and to the traitors Gorbi and Eltsin for not ruining this industry. Now, smartly, the Yankees can be kept on a short noose and have their own benefits.
  3. Fahrenheit Offline Fahrenheit
    Fahrenheit (Viktor) 26 August 2022 09: 23
    -1
    The Americans are at war with us, and our insatiable jackals supply their energy with nuclear fuel. It's like that in the Great Patriotic War we would supply Hitler with oil. These are real traitors Motherland!!!...Stalin is not on them!!!
    1. silviu Offline silviu
      silviu (Silviu) 26 August 2022 15: 19
      0
      In addition to the supply of TVELs for nuclear power, in 1993 Russia concluded an intergovernmental HEU-LEU agreement with the United States on processing Soviet weapons-grade plutonium into low-enriched uranium for American industry. The agreement was designed for 20 years and ended in 2013. In total, within the framework of the program, 14 tons of low-enriched uranium were exported from Russia to the United States. The total income of the Russian side from the implementation of the Agreement is about $ 446 billion, budget revenues - $ 17 billion. Russia asked for guarantees that the supplied uranium will not be used in US military programs
  4. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 26 August 2022 09: 34
    +3
    Uranium is the next step for America.
    At the first stage "degasification" of Europe.
    For a good result, the frog should be cooked gradually, until tender.
    If everything at once at the "pressure cooker" can tear off the "lid".
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 26 August 2022 11: 10
      -2
      About what stages during a hybrid and full war, then press with might and main until you are crushed ... There is a countdown to the destruction of the Russian Federation, after Ukraine there will certainly be continuation. The chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation directly stated that NATO could start a war with the Russian Federation in the near future.
  5. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 26 August 2022 11: 04
    +4
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  6. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 26 August 2022 11: 34
    0
    Quote: antibi0tikk
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    It is worth adding that side effects are possible, however, permissible by a unilateral agreement.
  7. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 26 August 2022 14: 55
    +1
    So we have a question: where are the conditions from Russia in all these joyful needs of uranium for the USA? maybe it's worth starting to press a little ??? And then somehow articles are cheerfully published that Russia supplies goods from the United States every month for 1 billion (including much-needed uranium). And of course, pride in the supply of mainly raw materials looks stupid in all this pathos.