Kazatomprom sends first enriched uranium to China

DEC. 7 2022 (The Bulletin)  — Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan’s atomic agency, sent its first batch of low-grade enriched uranium to China to fuel nuclear power stations under a deal initially signed in 2014. Kazakhstan is the world’s largest producer of uranium but previously hadn’t had the facilities to enrich it. Under the 2014 deal, China invested $435m into enrichment facilities at Ulba in northeast Kazakhstan and also guaranteed a market for 20 years.


— This story was published in issue 531 of the Central Asia & South Caucasus Bulletin, on Dec. 19 2022

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