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The following are links to various web sites related to nuclear energy, uranium production and safe mining practices, and the nuclear fuel cycle. These web sites—from companies, associations, and government agencies—all provide additional detailed information. We encourage you to visit these additional resources to learn even more about nuclear energy and its benefits.
Government & International Agencies
Mining Companies Present in Northern Arizona
Books & Related Materials
Organizations & Associations
and Safe Energy Coalition
The Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy Coalition) supports the increased use of nuclear energy to ensure an environmentally clean, safe, affordable and reliable supply of electricity. Nuclear power enhances America's energy security and economic growth, helps attain cleaner air and improves the quality of life, health and economic well-being for all.
Greenspirit—For a Sustainable Future—is an organization and concept that combines environmentalism with both a deep appreciation of nature and an enthusiasm for the challenge. Founded in 1991 by Dr. Patrick Moore, PhD, Greenspirit, focuses on environmental policy and communications in natural resources, biodiversity, energy and climate change. Dr. Moore was also a co-founder of Greenpeace. In the past, Dr. Moore has testified before congressional subcommittees about nuclear energy.
For Nuclear Energy (EFN) — EFN
International (represented in 19 countries) — EFN
EFN considers that environmental opposition to nuclear energy is the greatest misunderstanding and mistake of the century. If well managed, nuclear energy is a very clean energy, does not eject polluting gases into the atmosphere, uses very few construction materials (per kWh) compared to solar and wind energy, produces very little waste (almost totally confined), and does not contribute to the greenhouse effect (no carbon dioxide). True environmentalists are therefore in favor of nuclear energy. EFN works at informing the public of the environmental benefits of nuclear energy, the cleanest energy resource available. EFN believes that more efficient uses of energy and self sustainable lifestyles should be promoted in the long term, and that in the meantime, renewable energies and nuclear energy should totally replace the use of coal, oil and gas, wherever possible.
The Mineral Information Institute (MII) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating youth about the science of minerals and other natural resources, and about their importance in our every day lives.
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy making process.
Producers of America
The Uranium Producers of America (UPA) was founded in 1985 to promote the viability of the domestic uranium industry. UPA believes that it is vital to the energy independence of the United States that domestic uranium plays a role in the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle. The United States currently derives 20% of its electricity from nuclear power. In order to generate this electricity, domestic utilities now annually consume approximately 56 million pounds of uranium. In order to break our nation's addiction to oil, nuclear power generation must play a larger role in generating electricity. Because worldwide demand for uranium, which is rapidly increasing, has far outstripped supply for many years, new sources of uranium are imperative.
Nuclear Association (WNA)
The World Nuclear Association is the international organization that promotes nuclear energy and supports the many companies that comprise the global nuclear industry. The association provides a global forum for sharing knowledge and insight on evolving industry developments, strengthens international industry operational capabilities by advancing best practice, speak authoritatively for the nuclear industry in key international forums, and improves the international policy and public environment in which the industry operates.
Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)
The World Association of Nuclear Operators is an organization created to improve safety at every nuclear power plant in the world.
Nuclear Society (ANS)
The American Nuclear Society is committed to lead in the development, dissemination, and application of nuclear science and technology to benefit humanity. Its 11,000 members are nuclear science and technology professionals who together represent a strong, unified voice in support of the advancement of nuclear science.
The Arizona Mining Association's mission is to acquire and disseminate educational, business and scientific information that is essential to the formation of sound public policies affecting the Arizona mining industry. The mining industry in Arizona plays a critical role in the state and nation, but also in the world.
The National Mining Association (NMA) is the voice of the American mining industry in Washington, D.C. NMA is the only national trade organization that represents the interests of mining before Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media.
Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) is a 114-year-old non-profit, non-partisan trade association with over 1800 members throughout the United States, Canada and the world. The Northwest Mining Association is recognized throughout the world as an innovative and proactive leader in addressing the needs of an increasingly global mining industry with members residing in 40 U.S. states, 6 Canadian provinces or territories, as well as 5 other countries. The association represents and informs its members about legislative, regulatory and technical issues, supports and advances the mineral resource and industries, disseminates educational materials related to mining, and fosters and promotes economic opportunity and environmentally responsible mining.
Government & International Agencies
Department of Energy—Office of Nuclear Energy
The primary mission of the Office of Nuclear Energy is to advance nuclear power as a resource capable of making major contributions in meeting the nation's energy supply, environmental, and energy security needs by resolving technical, cost, safety, security and regulatory issues through research, development, and demonstration. In addition the Office of Nuclear Energy performs mission related functions including oversight for specifically assigned front-end fuel cycle responsibilities as well as promoting secure, competitive and environmentally responsible nuclear technologies to serve the present and future energy needs of the United States and the world. With the significant energy and environmental challenges facing the nation in this new century, the benefits of clean and safe nuclear energy are increasingly apparent.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The Commission as a collegial body formulates policies, develops regulations governing nuclear reactor and nuclear material safety, issues orders to licensees, and adjudicates legal matters.
Energy Agency (IEA)
The Agency works with the objective of building secure and sustainable energy supplies and markets as platform for promoting economic development, protecting the environment and eliminating energy poverty for the benefit of people world wide.
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
The IAEA is the world´s center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was originally set up as the world´s "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
Energy Agency (NEA)
The mission of the NEA is to assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. To achieve this, the NEA works as: a forum for sharing information and experience and promoting international co-operation; a center of excellence which helps Member countries to pool and maintain their technical expertise; a vehicle for facilitating policy analyses and developing consensus based on its technical work.
Mining Companies Present in Northern Arizona
Quaterra Resources, Inc. is an exploration company focused on mineral discoveries in North America. The company uses in-house expertise and network of consultants, prospectors and industry contacts to identify, acquire and evaluate mining prospects. Quaterra is currently actively exploring uranium prospects in Arizona. President & CEO of Quaterra Resources, Inc., Dr. Thomas Patton, talks with Dr. Michael Berry about the uranium resources on the Arizona Strip and its future in this 6:30 video presentation.
Uranium One Inc. is a Canadian based uranium producing company with ongoing uranium projects in Canada, the United States and South Africa.
VANE’s entry into uranium exploration reflects the company's strong belief in the renewed strength of the uranium industry as well as the growing predictions of long-term uranium supply shortages. Utilizing a team of leading industry professionals, Vane is developing new uranium resources in North America. With projects in some of the most important uranium districts in the United States, Vane's goal is to develop highly efficient mines with low, absolute minimal environmental impact.
Denison Mines Corporation is a diversified uranium producer with three active mines in the United States. Denison’s assets include an interest in two of the four licensed and operating conventional uranium mills in North America, with its 100% ownership of the White Mesa mill in Utah and its 22.5% ownership of the McClean Lake mill in Saskatchewan. Both mills are fully permitted and operating. Denison also has other mines and projects on stand-by in Canada and the U.S.
Books & Related Materials
Energy Gap: How to Solve the World Energy Crisis, Preserve the Environment
and Save Civilization — by Doug L. Hoffman and Alan Simmons
Its pages present the hard science and engineering that will close a looming energy gap for our country and the world. There is also a warning: if we choose the political route, the human race will slide backwards for the first time since the Industrial Revolution. If the correct path is chosen, as revealed in "The Energy Gap," our species will continue its forward march towards a brighter future for everyone on Earth.
ISBN 13: 978-1453607176
Publication Date: 2010
to Save the World: The Truth About Nuclear Energy — by Gwyneth
Cravens with an Introduction by Richard Rhodes
In this timely book, Gwyneth Cravens takes an informed and clarifying look at the myths, the fears, and the truth about nuclear energy.
ISBN 13: 978-0307266569
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2007
Frenzy Boom and Bust on the Colorado Plateau — by Raye C.
The distinctive geologic strata of the Colorado Plateau is not only rich in color and spectacular land forms but also in valuable mineral resources.
ISBN 13: 978-0393026443
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc.
Publication Date: 1989
Citizen's Guide to Uranium (.pdf file) — by Steve
Steve Brown has over 35 years experience as a health physicist and is certified by the American Board of Health Physics. He has tried to capture what are some of the most common concerns heard from citizens and address them based on the best scientific information we have, representing well-documented information in peer-reviewed scientific literature and consensus positions from both national and international scientific standard setting bodies and related committees. Some of the more important of these scientifically-based references are provided to support the information.