Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
Decision approaches on Terrafame uranium extraction permit

Decision approaches on Terrafame uranium extraction permit

There are "no radiation safety-related obstacles" for granting multi-metal company Terrafame a permit to recover uranium as a by-product from its Sotkamo mine, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has told the government. The government will now make the final decision on whether to issue the permit.

Uranium & Fuel 11 June 2019


US DOC sets out strategy for crucial commodities

US DOC sets out strategy for crucial commodities

The US Department of Commerce has set out 24 goals to safeguard US access to mineral commodities designated as critical to the nation's economic security. Uranium is one of the minerals on the critical list.

Uranium & Fuel 06 June 2019


Slovenské elektrárne signs Russian fuel supply deal

Slovenské elektrárne signs Russian fuel supply deal

TVEL and Slovak utility Slovenské elektrárne have signed contract documents on the supply of nuclear fuel to nuclear power plants in Slovakia for 2022-2026 with the possibility of extension to 2030.

Uranium & Fuel 05 June 2019


Oak Ridge announces MiniFuel targets to accelerate testing

Oak Ridge announces MiniFuel targets to accelerate testing

Faster research into nuclear fuel performance is now possible at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's High Flux Isotope Reactor through the use of tiny samples, known as MiniFuel.

Uranium & Fuel 05 June 2019


EIA process begins for Wheeler River uranium project

EIA process begins for Wheeler River uranium project

The environmental impact assessment process for Denison Mines Corp's 90%-owned Wheeler River project has formally begun with the acceptance by Canadian national and provincial regulators of the project description for the proposed in-situ leach uranium and processing plant.
 

Uranium & Fuel 04 June 2019


US 2018 uranium purchase figures released

US 2018 uranium purchase figures released

Owners and operators of US civilian nuclear power reactors purchased a total of 40 million pounds U3O8 equivalent (15,386 tU) of deliveries during 2018, according to the latest uranium marketing report from the US Energy Information Administration. Nearly 10% of that was US-origin uranium.
 

Uranium & Fuel 03 June 2019


Lightbridge fuel development gains DOE funding

Lightbridge fuel development gains DOE funding

Framatome has received a voucher through the US Department of Energy's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear programme to support development of Lightbridge Fuel in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory.

Uranium & Fuel 30 May 2019


Tiris project produces first yellowcake

Tiris project produces first yellowcake

The first samples of uranium oxide product have been produced from ore from Aura Energy's Tiris mine in Mauritania, West Africa. The yellowcake samples were produced during test work at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's laboratories.
 

Uranium & Fuel 24 May 2019


New US uranium production and resource data released

New US uranium production and resource data released

The USA produced 33% less uranium in 2018 than 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration's 2018 Domestic Uranium Production Report. Meanwhile, Uranium One has published NI 43-101 technical reports including resource figures for five uranium exploration and development properties in Wyoming.

Uranium & Fuel 20 May 2019


CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

China National Nuclear Corporation says it is now capable of mass producing China Fuel 3 (CF3) fuel assemblies for the domestically-designed HPR1000 (Hualong One) pressurised water reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 16 May 2019