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Retortillo moves closer to production

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

24 April 2014

A mining licence for the Retortillo deposit in western Spain has been granted to Berkeley Resources by the regional government of Castilla and León. Retortillo would be Spain's only operating uranium mine but further permits are required before operations can begin.

Support for nuclear in South Australia

Nuclear Policies

07 April 2014

More South Australians support the use of nuclear energy than oppose it, according to a new public opinion poll. The majority of respondents also expressed support for uranium mining in the state.

Flooding impacts Kazakh mines

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

19 March 2014

Inkai JV 48Flooding of access roads due to snow melt is causing disruption to operations at a number of uranium mines in southern Kazakhstan. Exploration work has also been suspended at other projects.

Fuel cycle roundup #24

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

16 April 2014

• Nichols Ranch in operation
• Four Mile ready to go
• Resource figures for Cebolleta
• NRC licence for Dewey-Burdock
• Texas project starts permitting

Ranger spillage clean-up complete

Regulation and Safety

27 March 2014

Ranger leach tanks 48The clean-up of spilled slurry material at the Ranger uranium mine has been completed, Energy Resources of Australia reported. A damaged rubber liner has been identified as the cause of last year's leaching tank rupture.

Cigar Lake enters operation

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

13 March 2014

Cigar Lake headframes in snow 48Production has begun at the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Start-up of the underground mine was delayed several years due to flooding.