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BHP Billiton flags increase in copper output

26 November 2014

BHP Billiton has flagged a 27% increase in copper production at the Olympic Dam mine in Australia from 2018, and a doubling from that level subsequently by a low-risk underground expansion with significantly lower capital intensity than the previous open cut design.

More time to build US MOX plant

17 November 2014

MOX FFF 48The construction licence for the partially-built mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication plant at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina has been extended by ten years at the request of its builder.

Consolidation increases Macusani resource base

13 November 2014

Macusani Yellowcake has seen its Peruvian uranium resource base grow following the completion of a series of consolidation transactions and the company says it is taking steps towards project permitting as well as expanding exploration work.

Olkiluoto fuel supply contracts renewed

18 November 2014

Olkiluoto 1 and 2 - 48Areva and Westinghouse are to supply fuel for units 1 and 2, respectively, of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant between 2016 and 2019 under renewed contracts with Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj.

Energy Fuels outlines mill plans

17 November 2014

White Mesa Mill 48No uranium processing campaigns are likely to take place in 2015 at the USA's only conventional uranium mill, White Mesa, after the current campaign finishes in March, according to operator Energy Fuels.

Russia develops remote welding for MOX fuel

13 November 2014

Nikimt-Atomstroy remotely operated welding system - 48Nikimt-Atomstroy has developed and manufactured a remotely operated welding system for the production of mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies for nuclear power units.