Title: A review of uranium economics

Authors: A.K. Mazher

Addresses: SES Research and Consulting Firm, Auburn, Alabama, USA; Farawila et al., Inc., Richland Washington, USA

Abstract: The recent increase in the demand for power for commercial use, the challenges facing fossil fuel use and the prospective of cheap nuclear power motivate different countries to plan for the use of nuclear power. This paper reviews many aspects of uranium economics, which includes the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power, comparisons with other sources of power, nuclear power production and requirements, the uranium market, uranium pricing, spot price and long-term price indicators, and the cost of building a nuclear power facility.

Keywords: uranium economics; uranium market; uranium pricing; spot price indicators; long-term price indicators; nuclear power; nuclear energy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNGEE.2009.027903

International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, 2009 Vol.2 No.4, pp.337 - 361

Published online: 16 Aug 2009 *

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