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Not just oil and gas: 32 nations rely on Russia for nuclear power

The Biden administration reportedly is considering nuclear sanctions on Russia

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As Western nations look for ways to reduce their reliance on Russian oil and gas, another aspect of the Ukraine crisis has received less attention: Most of the 32 countries that use nuclear power rely on Russia for some part of their supply chain.

Nuclear power is a critical part of many national electricity grids. Economic fallout from the war in Ukraine could disrupt access to fuel for the nuclear power industry. We believe that countering Russia's influence will require concerted efforts that balance energy security, climate mitigation and a commitment to international law.

The Biden administration reportedly is considering nuclear sanctions

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First Published: Mar 21 2022 | 1:11 AM IST

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