Question of supply for nuclear power looms over push to ban Russian uranium

Lawmakers are upping calls to sanction uranium imports from Russia, hoping to see the U.S. nuclear fleet advance without relying on the Kremlin. But one major question looming over the effort is how supply would be maintained if such a ban were put in place. 

Several members of Congress have introduced legislation on the matter. Most recently, House Foreign Affairs subcommittee Chairman Tom Kean Jr. (R-NJ) said during a Tuesday hearing that he’s drafting a bill mandating the administration to decouple the United States and its allies from Rosatom, a Russian state-owned corporation that specializes in nuclear energy. 

The need for more uranium comes as the U.S. and other countries have moved in recent years to embrace nuclear as a reliable, carbon-free source of power that can help them meet their emissions reduction targets. But as the federal
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