House Passes Ban on Russian Uranium Imports for Nuclear Power

The measure provides an emergency measure in case no other sources are available to the U.S.

The House of Representatives passed a ban this week on the import of Russian low-enriched uranium that is used in nuclear fuel, marking the latest cut to trade ties with Russia. Since Russia attacked Ukraine in February 2022, the U.S. has banned Russian oil as well as imports from countries that also sell Russian oil.

“One of the most urgent security threats America faces right now is our dangerous reliance on Russia’s supply of nuclear fuels for our nuclear fleet,” said Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington before the vote.

Russia produces significantly more uranium than the United States, so the legislation passed by the House provided an emergency measure that allows the Department of Energy to authorize uranium purchases from Russia if no alternative sources are available for nuclear reactors. The legislation now goes to the Senate.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For federal legislators to seek God’s guidance as they consider measures that impact energy and the nation’s power supply.
  • For wisdom for members of the Senate as they consider the ban on low-enriched uranium from Russia.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill


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