Brazil’s Government Will Restart Uranium Mining and Expand Nuclear Program

With only one-third of its territory prospected, Brazil currently holds the seventh-largest geological uranium deposits in the world - behind Australia, Kazakhstan, Canada, Russia, South Africa, and Nigeria.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After five years, the government intends to restart uranium mining in Brazil as a strategy to expand the Brazilian nuclear program.

Mining and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque told newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo that this is not only a government ambition but a political decision that will be enacted. Work is expected to begin on the Engenho mine in Caetité, Bahia, by the end of this year.

The exploration will be carried out only by the state . . .

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