Uranium mining is a major worldwide industry. In 2004 about 50 mines in 16 countries produced

more than 40,000

tonnes of uranium.

Uranium production

increased 11 per

cent between 2002

and 2004, and has

the potential to

double by 2010 to Source: OECD-NEA, IAEA

feed new nuclear reactors.

Source: OECD-NEA, IAEA Page 8-9. 10 June 2006 New Scientist