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The West needs Russia to power its nuclear comeback

By Jennifer Hiller, Daniel Michaels and Kim Mackrael

10 May 2023 · 5 min read

Nuclear power is making a long-awaited comeback in the West as governments try to wean consumers off Russian oil and gas. Unfortunately, there's a gaping hole in this plan, as the WSJ reports.

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Nuclear power in the West is having a long-awaited revival, with new reactors opening in the U.S. and Europe and fresh momentum toward building more soon.

A gaping hole in the plan: The West doesn’t have enough nuclear fuel—and lacks the capacity to swiftly ramp up production. Even more vexing, the biggest source of critical ingredients is Russia and its state monopoly, Rosatom, which is implicated in supporting the war in Ukraine.

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