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Kazakhstan's uranium output up 61% in Jan.-Sept.

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Kazakhstan's uranium output increased 61%, year-on-year, in January-September 2009 to 9,535 metric tons, the national nuclear power company Kazatomprom said on Wednesday.

ASTANA, November 11 (RIA Novosti) - Kazakhstan's uranium output increased 61%, year-on-year, in January-September 2009 to 9,535 metric tons, the national nuclear power company Kazatomprom said on Wednesday.

For the year as a whole, Kazatomprom expects to receive a net income of 49 billion tenge ($326.6 million), the company said in a statement.

Kazatomprom is the national operator for the import and export of uranium, rare metals, nuclear fuel for power plants, special equipment and duel-purpose materials.

Kazatomprom is wholly owned by the government of Kazakhstan.

 

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