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Fracking for Yellowcake: The Next Frontier?

Posted by Jeff Rubin on February 4th, 2013 under SmallerWorldTags: , , ,  • 23 Comments

It works for oil and natural gas, so why not frack for uranium too? After all, America relies on foreign uranium just like it depends on foreign oil. In the U.S. these days, it seems like you can sell almost anything if you spin it as part of the pursuit of energy independence. Enter Uranium [...]

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In chemistry you quickly discover that oil and water don’t mix. The same is true in the energy industry. It’s unfortunate, because the new fuel sources that the International Energy Agency claims will allow North America to reach energy independence require tremendous amounts of water. Whether it’s from shale plays or the oil sands, millions [...]

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Just as BP has finally succeeded in capping the ruptured Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge has sprung a leak in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. 2010 certainly hasn’t been a banner year for the North American oil industry. The Enbridge leak in Michigan is a poignant reminder of the [...]

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