Uranium and Fuel rss

Grand Canyon uranium mining ban remains

13 December 2017

A 20-year ban on the mining of uranium near the Grand Canyon has been upheld by the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. The court ruling effectively confirmed that the ban is lawful and the government has the power to impose it.

Uranium suppliers respond to production cuts

07 December 2017

Recent announcements of production cuts by the world's two biggest uranium producers - Cameco and KazAtomProm - have been greeted as positive developments by mining companies.

US conversion plant suspends UF6 production

21 November 2017

Honeywell is temporarily to suspend uranium hexafluoride production at its Metropolis, Illinois plant pending an improvement in business conditions, the company announced yesterday. The USA's only uranium conversion plant has been in a scheduled outage since October.

Restructuring changes Inkai ownership

12 December 2017

Inkai_restructure_(KazAtomProm)-48A restructuring of the Inkai joint venture between Cameco and KazAtomProm has closed and will take effect on 1 January, the companies announced yesterday. The restructuring will see KazAtomProm increase its share in the joint venture, which owns and operates the Inkai in-situ leach uranium project in southern Kazakhstan, to 60%.

Kazakhstan to cut uranium production

04 December 2017

KazAtomProm_drums_(KazAtomProm)-48NAC KazAtomProm will reduce planned uranium production by 20% to better align output with demand, the company announced today. The cuts will be enacted for a period of three years beginning in January 2018, it added.

US Q3 uranium production falls by 17%

20 November 2017

US_Q3_uranium_2017_(EIA)-48US uranium production for 2017 to date is down 17% from the same period in 2016, according to the US Energy Information Administration's latest quarterly Domestic Uranium Production Report. Meanwhile, the US Geological Survey has found uranium-bearing calcrete formations in the USA for the first time.

The public information mission of World Nuclear News is supported and made possible by the members of the World Nuclear Association.

WNFC 2018
Symposium 2018