CASPER — Wyoming’s uranium industry has been decimated by record-low appetite for U.S. uranium. Uranium production nationwide has nose-dived to an over 70-year low as nuclear power companies turn to cheaper international markets. But some relief could be around the corner for Wyoming, the nation’s leading producer of uranium.

In a budget request, the U.S. Department of Energy asked for $150 million in fiscal year 2021 to build an uranium reserve fund and boost domestic demand for the mineral.

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