Uranium is the feed-stock for nuclear power. It is also the material necessary to make nuclear bombs.
The United States has 138,200 tonnes of Uranium reserves recoverable at less than $260 per kilogram, 1.9% of the world total.
The United States has, as of 2014, produced 343,075 tons of Uranium, or about 13% of the world total.
The United States consumed in 2016 18,69 tons of Uranium, about 29% of the world total, about 90% of which was imported.
Which brings up the following question: Why did the Obama administration sell 20% of our proven reserves of this strategically important material to Russia?
It is of utmost importance to immediately restart the development of nuclear reactors that use Thorium as its feed-stock.
The other 22 reasons to switch to Thorium are listed here: