Jennifer Hiller, Daniel Michaels, and Kim Mackrael of The Wall Street Journal report on the West’s reliance on Russian fuel to power its nuclear comeback.
- Nuclear power is becoming an increasingly popular energy source as the United States looks to reduce emissions and provide reliable power to consumers.
- While this trend is encouraging, nuclear reactors are powered by enriched uranium that is almost exclusively sourced from Russia.
- This overreliance threatens energy and national security and could potentially hinder innovation and environmental progress.
- Policymakers must prioritize establishing a domestic or more secure supply of enriched uranium and reduce regulatory barriers for emerging technologies and fuels.
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