Uranium and Fuel rss

Vogtle 2 to load chromia fuel

13 July 2017

Vogtle_1_2_(Southern-NRC)-48Advanced fuel assemblies featuring chromia-doped fuel pellets and chromium-coated fuel cladding are to be loaded into a US nuclear power reactor. The fuel, developed by Areva NP under the US Department of Energy's Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel program, will be loaded into the Vogtle 2 plant in Georgia.

Paladin Energy enters administration

03 July 2017

Langer_Heinrich_view_(Paladin)-48Paladin Energy Ltd has today appointed administrators after it was unable to agree a delay to the repayment of $277 million it owes Electricité de France. The administrators will continue to operate the company on a business-as-usual basis until further notice.

Westinghouse launches its EnCore Fuel

14 June 2017

Westinghouse Electric Company yesterday announced the formal launch of its "accident-tolerant fuel solution", EnCore Fuel, during the company's Fuel Users' Group Meeting. EnCore Fuel is intended to offer "design-basis-altering safety, greater uranium efficiency and estimated economic benefits up to hundreds of millions of dollars" to Westinghouse's nuclear fuel customers.

Uranium One applies to suspend Mkuju River project

10 July 2017

CORRECTED: Uranium One subsidiary Mantra Tanzania has applied to suspend the Mkuju River project in Tanzania due to depressed uranium prices, the company has confirmed.

Four uranium projects excluded from Western Australia ban

21 June 2017

Mulga Rock project - 48The Western Australian government has imposed a ban on future uranium mining leases, but says it will not stand in the way of four uranium projects approved by the state's previous government.

JSC Dalur gets licence for Dobrovolnoye deposit

07 June 2017

JSC Dalur has received a permit to develop the Dobrovolnoye uranium deposit in the Kurgan region of Russia. JSC Dalur is a subsidiary of ARMZ, the uranium mining division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom. The permit was issued according to government decree dated 3 June, ARMZ said on 5 June.

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