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Which Country Produces the Most Uranium?

Kazakhstan produces 35% of the world's supply of uranium and is home to 15% of the Earth's total uranium resources. Interestingly, Kazakhstan did not have any nuclear plants of its own as of 2012, although it was in the process of developing a nuclear program. The country did have a reactor from the 1970s through the 1990s, however.

More about uranium:

  • Uranium's melting point is 2,069.6° Fahrenheit (1,132° Celsius).

  • Uranium glass, also known as Vaseline® glass in the US, is glass that had uranium added during processing. The metal provides an unusual yellow or greenish tint to the glass.

  • Martin Klaproth discovered Uranium in 1879. The mineral received its name from the planet Uranus, which had been recently discovered at the time.

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