Enrichment: DOE's Fastest Paths to Haleu Supply

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Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is reshaping nuclear fuel cycle politics in the US, underscoring a long-term need for building out domestic front-end capacity. But most immediately, the black hole that has developed around Russian supply — even without US sanctions specifically targeting Rosatom's nuclear fuel exports — is affecting the US Department of Energy's (DOE)'s aim of showcasing two advanced reactors by 2028 primarily because it had looked to Russia to supply the fuel for them.

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