Uranium and Fuel rss

Future US enrichment needs require clarification: GAO

19 February 2018

ACR-100s_Piketon-(Centrus)_48The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has extended its supply of low-enriched uranium for national security needs for at least the next two decades but should clarify its longer term enrichment needs, the US Government Accountability Office has found.

Framatome 'ideal partner', says Lightbridge CEO

05 February 2018

Framatome is the best partner for Lightbridge for developing, licensing and commercialising nuclear fuel assemblies based on its technology, the company's president and CEO Seth Grae told World Nuclear News. Speaking shortly after the companies announced their Enfission joint venture, he said they intend Enfission to become a major player in the international nuclear industry.

Inkai forecast production continues to rise

29 January 2018

Inkai_operations_(Cameco)-48Uranium production from the Inkai joint venture in Kazakhstan is forecast to increase by more than 25% this year, according to a new NI 43-101 technical report filed by 40%-owner Cameco. The operation is forecast to reach maximum production of 10.4 million pounds U3O8 per year in 2020.

GNF lead test assemblies ready for loading

09 February 2018

Hatch_(NRC-Southern_Nuclear)-48Lead test assemblies of accident-tolerant boiling water reactor fuel have been shipped to Southern Nuclear Operating Company and will be installed in an operating reactor, Global Nuclear Fuels announced yesterday. The IronClad and ARMOR assemblies will be loaded into the Edwin I Hatch plant.

Third round of thorium test irradiation starts

31 January 2018

Loading of ThMox IFA - 48The irradiation of two fuel pins containing thorium-plutonium oxide pellets is under way at the Halden research reactor in Norway. Thor Energy - which is leading the consortium carrying out the research - said this is the start of the third phase of a five-year trial-operation of thorium-based nuclear fuels.

Countdown to Salamanca construction

25 January 2018

Salamanca_infrastructure_(Berkeley)_48Berkeley Energia is finalising arrangements for the start of construction at the Salamanca uranium mine in Spain, the company said in its latest quarterly report published on 23 January. With full funding in place, Berkeley is undertaking detailed final reviews and has selected Sanchez y Lago as its preferred mining contractor.

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