World Uranium Resources

Perry AM (1979). World Uranium Resources. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-79-064

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Abstract

Official estimates of world uranium resources (e.g. OECD's estimate published in 1977 of about 4 million metric tons) appear to be too low by a rather large factor, i.e. five or more. A procedure is needed for adjusting these estimates to obtain numbers more suitable for analysis of broad energy development strategies. In this paper we adopt such a procedure, scaling upward from estimated resources in the United States on the basis of equal resources per unit area. Some justification for this procedure is found in data given by OECD for individual countries. The resulting estimate of commercially usable global uranium resources is in excess of 20 million tons of uranium.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:46
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 18:38
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1119

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