RIA Novosti: Russia to Triple Uranium Production in Next 2 Years ­ Rosatom

File Image of Artist's Rendition of Uranium Molecules and Soil against Background Vista, adapted from image energy.gov image attributed courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

NOVO-OGARYOVO, January 9 (RIA Novosti) ­ Russia will nearly triple its production of natural uranium in the next two years, the head of the country’s state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom said Thursday.

Sergei Kiriyenko said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin that Russia had in recent years been producing some 3,000-3,200 metric tons of uranium annually.

“In 2015, we will reach 8,400 tons [a year], and the prime cost will be completely different,” Kiriyenko said.