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Obama seeks to terminate MOX project at Savannah River

Uranium and Fuel

10 February 2016

MFFF - January 2016 - 48US President Barack Obama wants to scrap the Department of Energy's project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina that was designed to take plutonium no longer needed for nuclear weapons and turn it into fuel for commercial nuclear reactors.

Denmark and Greenland reach uranium export agreement

Uranium and Fuel

20 January 2016

An agreement has been reached between Denmark and Greenland on how they will cooperate on foreign, defence and security policy issues related to the mining and commercial export of uranium from Greenland.

USA applauds Iran's uranium shipment to Russia

Nuclear Policies

29 December 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry has described yesterday's shipment of more than 11 tonnes (25,000 pounds) of low-enriched uranium materials from Iran to Russia as "one of the most significant steps" the Middle Eastern country has taken toward fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear accord it signed with world powers earlier this year.

Denmark and Greenland confirm uranium agreements

Uranium and Fuel

02 February 2016

The governments of Denmark and Greenland have confirmed the signing of a series of agreements last month setting the framework for future cooperation on foreign, defence and security policy issues related to the mining and commercial export of uranium.

Implementation day for JCPOA

Nuclear Policies

18 January 2016

JCPOA_Implementation_Day_(D_Calma-IAEA)-48Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the E3/EU+3 countries has begun after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had taken all the necessary measures. New technology will play a key role in the IAEA's Iranian monitoring activities.

Georgia ships Breeder-1 HEU to Russia

Regulation and Safety

23 December 2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced "another achievement in global nuclear non-proliferation efforts", with the shipment of high enriched uranium (HEU) from Georgia yesterday. The 1.83 kg of HEU was removed from the Breeder-1 Neutron Source at Tbilisi State University in Georgia to a secure storage facility in Russia.