Nuclear Innovation Alliance
May 1st, 2024

WASHINGTON D.C. The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) shared the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 1042, the Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act, in the Senate. This statement may be attributed to NIA Executive Director Judi Greenwald:


"The passage of H.R. 1042, the Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act, in the Senate by unanimous consent on April 30th marks a significant milestone in catalyzing a robust, domestic commercial uranium fuel supply chain to support current and future nuclear reactors. This legislation, which has now passed both chambers of Congress, not only prohibits the importation of Russian uranium but also unlocks $2.72 billion that was appropriated in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 to bolster the U.S. domestic nuclear fuel supply chain. This funding was contingent upon the enactment of a Russian uranium ban, underscoring the critical role H.R. 1042 plays in advancing nuclear energy innovation efforts. Given NIA's previous technical analysis oon the funding needs to catalyze a domestic commercial fuel supply for advanced reactors, we welcome the passage of H.R. 1042 and look forward to the President signing it into law."


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The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) is a non-profit think-and-do-tank working to enable nuclear power as a global solution to mitigate climate change. Through policy analysis, research, and education, we are catalyzing the next era of nuclear energy. Our organization is funded primarily through charitable grants and philanthropic donations from climate-concerned individuals and organizations.