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Saudi might enrich uranium for nuclear plants

17 June 2010

A consultancy firm has said that Saudi Arabia could mine and enrich uranium to fuel power plants if it embarks on a civilian nuclear energy program, Reuters has reported. Finnish management consultancy Poyry, which is preparing a draft nuclear strategy for Saudi Arabia, said the kingdom wants to play a role in as many of the stages of generating nuclear power as possible. "They want to be involved in as many aspects as possible and our study is to evaluate what part of it is possible at a reasonable economic cost," David Cox, president for energy at the UK branch of the firm said. "Enrichment could happen there and the same with mining uranium," Cox told the news service.

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