Scrap Metal

Scrap Metal

As Russia dismantles thousands of nuclear warheads, a dangerously large stock of highly enriched uranium is piling up. The U.S. announced it plans to buy at least 80 metric tons of the weapons-grade uranium over the next several years. It will be diluted and resold as fuel for commercial nuclear power stations. The deal -- no price attached yet -- will help keep the uranium out of the wrong hands and provide funds for the Russians to invest in improving the safety of their nuclear power plants. The U.S. will benefit from a long-term supply of relatively low-cost fuel for its...

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