Technology and the Changing Definition of Resources - Uranium

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Where is uranium found?
Uranium is found within rocks and seawater.
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How great has the increase been in uranium resource levels over the course of the past decade?
The world's known resource level of uranium has increased by 25%.
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In terms of its common nature, what is uranium compared with?
Uranium is compared with tin and zinc.
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Which country has the highest concentration of uranium?
Canada has the highest concentration of uranium.
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Which country has the highest available form of uranium?
Australia has the highest available form of uranium.
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How much had been spent on uranium exploration by the end of 2013?
In total, $16 billion had been spent on uranium exploration by the end of 2013.
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Since 1975, how much has the availability of uranium increased?
Overall, the availability of uranium has increased three-fold since 1975.
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Up until the mid-1990s, where did 20% of US uranium come from?
20% of US uranium came from central Florida's phosphate deposits.
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How much uranium do the world's reactors require from mining?
At peak levels, the world's reactors require 68,000 tonnes of uranium from mining.
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How much have nuclear arsenals of signatory countries been reduced as a result of disarmament treaties with the US and Russia?
Nuclear arsenals have been reduced by approximately 80% as a result of disarmament treaties with the US and Russia.
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