Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
MCA calls for end to uranium discrimination

MCA calls for end to uranium discrimination

Australia's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act could be amended to ensure that uranium mining is treated equitably with other commodities, reducing costs and delays  without lessening environmental protection, a new report prepared for the Minerals Council of Australia has found.
 

Uranium & Fuel 08 October 2018


Comment period closes on US uranium investigation

Comment period closes on US uranium investigation

The US Department of Commerce should not place any import limits or restrictions on uranium from Canadian producer Cameco, the company said in its submission to the DOC's ongoing Section 232 investigation. The comment period on the investigation has now closed.

Uranium & Fuel 02 October 2018


USA awards HEU downblending contract

USA awards HEU downblending contract

Nuclear Fuel Services Inc, a subsidiary of BWX Technologies Inc, has been awarded the largest single downblending contract in its history.

Uranium & Fuel 01 October 2018


Restarted US reactor completes first fuel test

Restarted US reactor completes first fuel test

The Transient Reactor Test Facility at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory has completed its first fuelled experiment since resuming operations after a 23-year hiatus.

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2018


Entergy orders Framatome accident-tolerant fuel rods

Entergy orders Framatome accident-tolerant fuel rods

Framatome is to supply and install chromium-coated fuel rods into unit 1 of Entergy's Arkansas Nuclear One nuclear power plant. The contract marks the first use of the accident tolerant fuel in the unit.

Uranium & Fuel 20 September 2018


IAEA and Russia agree on transit for LEU Bank

IAEA and Russia agree on transit for LEU Bank

The International Atomic Energy Agency and Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer Tenex have signed a contract for the transport of low-enriched uranium and equipment through Russian territory to and from the IAEA LEU Bank.

Uranium & Fuel 18 September 2018


Orano launches new conversion facility

Orano launches new conversion facility

A ceremony has been held to inaugurate the new Philippe Coste uranium conversion plant at Orano's Tricastin site in southern France.

Uranium & Fuel 11 September 2018


Denison to increase Wheeler River ownership

Denison to increase Wheeler River ownership

Denison Mines Corp is to increase its share of the Wheeler River uranium project in Canada's Athabasca Basin to 90% after agreeing an acquisition of Cameco Corp's minority interest.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2018


Brazil increases uranium enrichment capacity

Brazil increases uranium enrichment capacity

Brazil's uranium enrichment capacity has increased by 25% following the inauguration of the seventh cascade of centrifuges at the Resende enrichment plant, Industrias Nucleares do Brasil has announced.

Uranium & Fuel 31 August 2018


NNL, Wood contracted for nuclear fuel research

NNL, Wood contracted for nuclear fuel research

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and the Wood Group have been awarded a three-year contract to carry out a key research project on fuels for advanced nuclear reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 10 August 2018