Mothballed uranium mines get new lease on life as energy prices rise

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Adelaide, Australia—Deactivated uranium mines are slowly coming back to life as countries rethink their energy security and move away from coal.

Mines operators in North America, Australia and Africa say they are preparing to restart old sites or stalled projects, the highest level of uranium prices since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan. access, which pushed nuclear fuel into a decade-long recession. Concerns about greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change and willingness to replace uranium from RussiaEven though its state-owned suppliers are not subject to sanctions, there is growing confidence within the industry.