Ques­tion of sup­ply for nuclear pow­er looms over push to ban Russ­ian ura­ni­um

Question of supply for nuclear power looms over push to ban Russian uranium

Law­mak­ers are upping calls to sanc­tion ura­ni­um imports from Rus­sia, hop­ing to see the U.S. nuclear fleet advance with­out rely­ing on the Krem­lin. But one major ques­tion loom­ing over the effort is how sup­ply would be main­tained if such a ban were put in place. 
Sev­er­al mem­bers of Con­gress have intro­duced leg­is­la­tion on the mat­ter. Most recent­ly, House For­eign Affairs sub­com­mit­tee Chair­man Tom Kean Jr. (R‑NJ) said dur­ing a Tues­day hear­ing that he’s draft­ing a bill man­dat­ing the admin­is­tra­tion to decou­ple the Unit­ed States and its allies from Rosatom, a Russ­ian state-owned cor­po­ra­tion that spe­cial­izes in nuclear ener­gy. 
The need for more ura­ni­um comes as the U.S. and oth­er coun­tries have moved in recent years to embrace …