Supervisors asked to support trade law investigation of uranium mining
KINGMAN – Mohave County supervisors on Tuesday will discuss supporting an investigation into the import of uranium into the United States.
District 3 Sup. Buster Johnson, who brought the resolution to the board, is asking the supervisors to support an investigation, based on Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, into the effects of uranium imports on the country’s national security. The proposal seeks to reserve 25 percent of the market for American uranium mining.
Energy Fuels Resources USA Inc, along with Ur-Energy USA Inc., are petitioning the U.S. Department of Commerce to launch the Section 232 investigation. Energy Fuels owns the Uranium One mine in Mohave County.