China declares zirconium as a strategic metal to protect its Nuclear sector

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BEIJING (Metal-Pages) 01-Dec-2010. China’s nuclear industry will be vulnerable unless the government starts purchasing and stockpiling nuclear grade zirconium and offers support to domestic producers, China‚Äôs zirconium industry players warn.

If China fails to build up strategic stockpiles and support domestic zirconium producers through measures such as reduced taxation, the country risks having to rely excessively on imports, which would have serious consequences for its nuclear sector.

Australia has several Zirconium deposits and has several plays worth looking at…

These include Australia’s second largest Zirconium holder ATR and Australia’s Alkane Resources with potential for a 200 year mine life.

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ASX Companies with more than 500,000 t Zircon resource

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