Mining rss

Canyon priority in Energy Fuels' plan

Uranium and Fuel

13 September 2016

Energy Fuels will prioritize work at its Canyon mine in Arizona under a revised business plan, which focuses on sustaining the company's production capabilities whilst ensuring it is able to respond quickly to any changes in market conditions.

EPA approval for Wiluna expansion

Uranium and Fuel

06 September 2016

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority has today recommended for approval Toro Energy's proposal to extend the Wiluna uranium project, the second uranium approval by the regulator within a month.

Rio Tinto buys into Eclipse uranium project

Uranium and Fuel

22 August 2016

Rio Tinto will fund up to AUD5 million ($3.8 million) in exploration expenditure to earn a 90% stake in one of Eclipse Metals' uranium projects in Australia's Northern Territory. It will also have right of first refusal over various other Eclipse uranium tenements in the state.

Low emissions from Canadian uranium mining

Energy and Environment

09 September 2016

Sparks-Parker-McNaughton_(Fedoruk_Centre)-48Uranium mining and milling contribute only a small amount to nuclear energy's already low greenhouse gas emissions, the first comprehensive life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions produced from Canadian uranium mining operations has found.

Areva initiates creation of New Co

Corporate

31 August 2016

Ahead of the sale of its reactor business to EDF, Areva has begun the process of splitting off its nuclear fuel cycle activities into a new entity, tentatively referred to as 'New Co'.

US quarterly uranium production up

Uranium and Fuel

16 August 2016

US_2016_Q2_U_production_(EIA)-48The US produced more uranium in the second quarter of 2016 than in the first, according to the latest update from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Production for the first half of 2016 remained lower than the same period in 2015.