Report on the domestic mining and milling problems resulting from limitation on additional milling capacity, A
1. The Commission on October 28, 1957 announced a policy of limiting its contracts prior to 1962 for additional domestic uranium concentrate. Its Grand Junction Operations Office was instructed to negotiate no new contracts involving additional milling facilities. 2. This action was taken to keep the Commission's annual uranium purchases in reasonable balance with its currently estimated requirements. Recent rapid expansion of domestic production, and the prospects of continued rapid expansion under an unlimited procurement program, posed a threat of overproduct that in the end might have serious ...
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