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Four uranium projects excluded from Western Australia ban

Uranium and Fuel

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.

Australian PM says exports to India soon

Nuclear Policies

11 April 2017

Turnbull_Modi_April2017_(PM_India)-48Australia wishes to export uranium to India "as soon as possible", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today. Turnbull made his comments during an official visit to India.

Molten salt reactor research develops class of alloys

New Nuclear

08 February 2017

Australian and Chinese researchers have made progress in understanding the mechanical properties of a new class of materials for use in molten salt reactors. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation said yesterday that NiMo-SiC alloys - prepared from nickel molybdenum metal powders with added silicon carbide particles - have superior corrosion resistance and radiation damage resistance.

New blueprint for Australian electricity

Nuclear Policies

19 June 2017

The Australian government is considering the recommendations of an independent review of the country's electricity market. The review, led by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, has drawn up a blueprint for an electricity system that will deliver future reliability and increased security, while rewarding consumers and lowering emissions.

Final approval for Mulga Rock uranium project

Uranium and Fuel

06 March 2017

Mulga Rock project - 48Australia's minister for the environment and energy has approved Vimy Resources' development of the Mulga Rock uranium project. It is the final approval required for work to start on the project in Western Australia.

Australia-Ukraine agreement gets committee support

Nuclear Policies

07 February 2017

An Australian parliamentary committee today recommended ratification of a bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement that will permit the export of Australian uranium to Ukraine, subject to the development of a contingency plan for loss of regulatory control of the material.