Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR), the leading uranium producer in the United States, is partnering with RadTran LLC to evaluate the recovery of thorium, and potentially radium, from UUUU’s existing rare earth carbonate and uranium process streams for use in producing medical isotopes for emerging targeted alpha therapy (“TAT”) cancer therapeutics. The partnership is outlined in a strategic alliance agreement and has the potential to develop commercial technologies and sources of isotopes needed for a new domestic medical supply chain. RadTran is a Colorado-based tech-development company working on closing critical gaps in the procurement of medical isotopes for various applications. “At its heart, the Energy Fuels’ Alliance with RadTran is about maximizing the value and human benefit of our existing uranium and rare earth feeds at the White Mesa Mill,” said Energy Fuels president and CEO Mark S. Chalmers in the press release. “Energy Fuels has a long track record of ethically and responsibly processing a wide variety of naturally occurring radioactive materials at the White Mesa Mill for the recovery of uranium and, more recently, rare earths. In our view, recovering medical isotopes from these same streams that would otherwise be lost to direct disposal is a great way to maximally use all of our feeds. Indeed, we are essentially replicating China’s monazite plan. China purchases monazite from around the globe, recovers the uranium for use in their nuclear industry, recovers the thorium presumably for use in their nuclear and pharmaceutical industries, and recovers the rare earths for processing into advanced materials needed for various clean energy and advanced technologies. Our White Mesa Mill is a facility unique to the United States that has the potential to do the same thing at world standards. . . . We believe Energy Fuels has the potential to create a domestic supply of thorium and possibly radium that can be harvested using RadTran’s technologies for use in the production of the next generation of cancer therapies, a potentially multibillion dollar industry.”
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About Energy Fuels Inc.
Energy Fuels is a leading U.S.-based uranium mining company, supplying U3O8 (“U3O8”) to major nuclear utilities. Energy Fuels also produces vanadium from certain of its projects, as market conditions warrant, and is ramping up to commercial production of 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 more than 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year, and has the ability to produce vanadium when market conditions warrant as well as 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 United States and several uranium and uranium/vanadium mining projects on standby and in various stages of permitting and development. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.EnergyFuels.com.
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