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US-Canadian partnership for isotopes


23 February 2015

MURR reactor - 48A Canadian-US partnership has been announced to create a "new, reliable supply" of medical isotopes for use worldwide.

Reprieve for Canadian isotope reactor

Regulation and Safety

09 February 2015

NRU (AECL/Chalk River)_48Canada's NRU reactor will be able to continue to play a key role in providing medical isotopes until March 2018 after the Canadian government announced its decision to support an extension of the reactor's operations. The extension will be subject to regulatory approval.

Cigar Lake output seen at 6-8 million pounds in 2015

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

14 January 2015

Cameco expects that the Cigar Lake mine will produce between 6 and 8 million pounds of uranium oxide (2308 to 3077 tU) this year. The mine produced 340,000 pounds U3O8 in 2014, its first year of operations.

Cameco claims strong 2014 performance


09 February 2015

2014 was a year of strong operational performance for Cameco, according to CEO Tim Gitzel, following a fourth quarter which saw Cigar Lake's first packaged uranium concentrate.

Canadian waste management on track

Waste and Recycling

23 January 2015

As Canada issues its latest report on national radioactive waste management initiatives, the country's Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) has identified four more communities for further study as potential hosts for a long-term radioactive waste repository.

New resource figures top Athabasca table

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

12 January 2015

Patterson_Lake_2014_(Fission_Uranium)_48The Triple R deposit at Patterson Lake South is the largest undeveloped uranium resource in the Athabasca region of Canada, with nearly 41,000 tU of indicated and inferred resources, according to Fission Uranium. The resources include high-grade material containing over 26% U3O8.