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OPG gets go-ahead for Darlington refurbishment


12 January 2016

Chiarelli_Lyash_Darlington_Jan16_(OPG)_48The government of the Canadian province of Ontario has announced that a CAD 12.8 billion ($9 billion) project to refurbish the four Candu units at Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Darlington nuclear power station will start in October. The province has also approved the continued operation of OPG's Pickering plant to 2024.

Cameco announces Cigar Lake 2016 production outlook

Uranium and Fuel

07 January 2016

Cigar_Lake_underground_(Cameco)_48-2Cameco expects the Cigar Lake operation to produce 16 million pounds of packaged uranium concentrate (U3O8) - equivalent to 6154 tU - in 2016, the company announced yesterday. Full achievement of the production outlook will depend on regulatory approvals to increase the production at the McClean Lake mill, where ore from Cigar Lake is milled and packaged.

Canadian reactor research facility set to open

New Nuclear

09 December 2015

A new Centre for Advanced Nuclear Systems at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, is due to be fully operational early next year. The centre will examine the irradiation of reactor materials, which will help in the life extension of the Canadian province's nuclear power units.

CGN Mining and Fission Uranium announce agreements

Uranium and Fuel

11 January 2016

PLS_exploration_winter_2014_(G_Lockhart-Fission)_48CGN Mining and Fission Uranium Corporation have entered into agreements that will see CGN Mining take a 19.9% share in the Canada-based resource company and purchase up to 35% of annual production from the Patterson Lake South project.

Production milestone for Cigar Lake

Uranium and Fuel

16 December 2015

Cigar_Lake_truck_(Cameco)-48Uranium production at Cigar Lake in northern Saskatchewan has surpassed 10 million pounds (3846 tU) of uranium concentrate, Cameco has announced.

India receives first uranium shipment from Canada

Uranium and Fuel

04 December 2015

Canadian U arrives in India - 48The first shipment of uranium from Canada under a five-year contract signed in April has arrived in India. It marks Cameco's first supply of uranium to India.