Nuclear Activity

  1. Take a look at the graph from http://www.uic.com.au/nip41.htm to answer the following questions:
    1. Which countries have decreased their production?
    2. Which countries have increased their production?
    3. What is the general trend of Uranium production from 1945 to 2001?

Production and Demand of Uranium

Uranium Supply & Demand

 

  1.  Use the table below from http://www.ieer.org/ensec/no-4/bigmines.html to answer the following questions:
    1. Look at the table of Western world's Uranium mines. Name top 3 countries with Uranium mines.
    2. Look at the map of countries with Uranium mines used for weapons programs
    3. List top 3 countries with Uranium mining used for defense or weapons.
Top Ten Uranium Mines, 1996
("Western world" only)
Country Mine Owner Mine type production (metric tons) % of world production
Canada Key Lake Cameco/Uranerz Open pit 5,429 15.4
Canada Rabbit Lake Cameco/Uranerz Open pit/ underground 3,972 11.3
Australia Ranger ERA Open pit 3,508 10.0
Namibia Rössing RTZ Open pit 2,452 7.0
Niger Akouta Cogema/Onarem underground 2,120 6.0
Canada Cluff Lake Cogema Open pit/
underground
1,963 5.6
Australia Olympic Dam WMC by-product (copper)
underground
1,466 4.1
Niger Arlit Cogema/Onarem Open pit 1,200 3.4
S. Africa Vaal Reefs Anglo-American By-product (gold)
underground
914 2.6
Gabon Okelobondo Cogema/
Gabon State
Underground 565 1.6
TOTAL 23,589 67.0
Source: Uranium Institute [now the World Nuclear Association]

 

  1. Use the map below from http://www.solarnavigator.net/nuclear_power.htm to answer the questions below:
    1. Name countries with reactors for commercial use.

Nuclear Sites

 

  1. Use map from http://www.insc.anl.gov/pwrmaps/map/world_map.php to answer the questions below:
    1. Which countries have clusters of nuclear power reactors? Name at least 3.

World Map

 

  1. Use the map from  http://www.atomicarchive.com/History/coldwar/images/map-nuclear-world.gif to anser the following questions:
    1. Look at the map. Name countries with nuclear weapons states.
    2. Name countries with high risk nuclear states.

 

World Map