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East Asia is Aiming to Go Nuclear

By Taylor Muckerman and Joel South – Mar 1, 2014 at 12:45PM

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China is already, Japan is planning on it and President Obama just approved nuclear fuel sales to Vietnam. Uranium miners are licking their chops again.

Source: wikipedia-Japanese Nuclear Plant

After the Fukushima disaster, everything changed for the nuclear power industry. Both Germany and Japan completely shut down their nuclear fleets, and other countries remained cautious about announcing plans for new reactors. Nearly three years later, that has all begun to change. This is all positive news for uranium miners like Cameco Corp (CCJ -0.42%) and Denison Mines (DNN -0.46%). Why? Well, China has more plants under construction than it currently has operational, Japan has 48 reactors that could potentially be brought back online pending investigations and Vietnam was just cleared by President Obama to purchase nuclear fuel from the U.S. All of this could lead to a better supply demand balance within the industry. Check out the following video for more.

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This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

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