Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR), the largest uranium miner in the U.S., applauds the bipartisan, bicameral launch of the U.S. uranium reserve, as $75 million of funding was included in the omnibus appropriation bill. The bill, passed last night by both houses of Congress, is expected to be sent to the President for signature in the coming days. One of the main recommendations of the U.S. Nuclear Fuel Working Group, directed to make recommendations on securing the domestic capacity to produce uranium and nuclear fuel, was to appropriate funding for a U.S. uranium reserve. This key funding opens the door for the U.S. government to purchase domestically-produced uranium to guard against potential commercial and national security risks presented by the country’s near-total reliance on foreign imports of uranium. “Energy Fuels extends our gratitude to Congress and the Administration for working together on a bipartisan basis to appropriate these funds in 2021 for the creation of a U.S. uranium reserve,” said Mark S. Chalmers, president and CEO of Energy Fuels. “We are extremely pleased to see members on both sides of the aisle support a healthy domestic uranium industry so America cannot be held hostage by foreign adversaries like Russia for the fuel needed to generate clean, carbon-free nuclear energy. This funding also has the potential to create good-paying jobs and economic opportunity for under-served areas of Wyoming, Texas and Utah. We wish to extend a particular thank you to Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, a tireless champion for the U.S. uranium industry and a true advocate for ending America’s dependence on foreign adversaries for the critical minerals we need today.”
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About Energy Fuels Inc.
Energy Fuels is a leading U.S.-based uranium mining company, supplying U3O8 to major nuclear utilities. The company also produces vanadium from certain of its projects, as market conditions warrant, and anticipates commencing commercial production of rare earth element (“REE”) carbonate in 2021. Its corporate offices are in Lakewood, Colorado, near Denver, and all of its assets and employees are in the United States. Energy Fuels holds three of America’s key uranium production centers: the White Mesa Mill in Utah, the Nichols Ranch in-situ recovery (“ISR”) Project in Wyoming, and the Alta Mesa ISR Project in Texas. The White Mesa Mill is the only conventional uranium mill operating in the U.S. today, has a licensed capacity of over 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year, has the ability to produce vanadium when market conditions warrant and is completing final test-work for the production of REE carbonate from various uranium-bearing ores. The Nichols Ranch ISR Project is on standby and has a licensed capacity of 2 million pounds of U3O8 per year. The Alta Mesa ISR Project is also on standby and has a licensed capacity of 1.5 million pounds of U3O8 per year. In addition to the above production facilities, Energy Fuels also has one of the largest NI 43-101 compliant uranium resource portfolios in the U.S. and several uranium and uranium/vanadium mining projects on standby and in various stages of permitting and development. The primary trading market for Energy Fuels’ common shares is the NYSE American under the trading symbol “UUUU,” and the company’s common shares are also listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “EFR.” For more information, visit the company’s website at www.EnergyFuels.com.
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