Uranium Resources of New Mexico
New Mexico has large uranium reserves, a history of uranium mining, and a legacy of nuclear research. According to the US Department of Energy, nuclear power is the only viable alternative today to generate substantial quantities of electricity without significant contributions to CO2 emissions. Currently, nuclear energy provides some 20% of US electric power. Renewed interest in nuclear energy, particularly with regard to limiting greenhouse gas emissions, has resulted in many new uranium mining claims as well as resource evaluations of existing reserves in New Mexico.
The following pages will hopefully help inform you in the debate to come:
- The Basics of Nuclear Energy
- What is Uranium?
- Where is Uranium Found?
- How is it Mined?
- How is Uranium Enriched?
- How is Nuclear Power Produced?
- Why Nuclear Power?
- Uranium & Nuclear Power Links
- Legacy Issues
- Reuben Archuleta — Metallurgical Lab Technician II
- Doug Bland — Economic Geologist
- Bob Eveleth — Senior Mining Engineer
- Ibrahim Gundiler — Senior Extractive Metallurgist
- Virginia McLemore — Senior Economic Geologist