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South Africa budgets for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

23 July 2014

South Africa has confirmed its commitment to nuclear power, allocating ZAR850 million ($81 million) – over 10% of its energy ministry's budget – to research and development.

Fuel cycle roundup #27

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

06 June 2014

• First consignment from Cooke
• Business as usual at Kazakh operations
• Areva wins Vattenfall contract
• Paladin progress
• Skyharbour buys into Athabasca Basin

Fuel cycle roundup #22

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

20 March 2014

• Karoo expands resources
• Denison to acquire partner
• Black Range out of Utah mill deal
• Rio Tinto out of Vulcan

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank

Nuclear Policies

21 July 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS "energy association" that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute.

South Africa launches radwaste agency

Waste and Recycling

04 April 2014

LLW disposal at Vaalputs 48The National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute has been formally launched by South Africa's energy minister. It will be responsible for the management and disposal of the country's radioactive waste.

Incidents stretch isotope supply chain

Regulation and Safety

22 November 2013

NRU (AECL/Chalk River)_48Separate incidents at research reactors supplying molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) have once again illustrated the fragile nature of the medical isotope's supply chain. Meanwhile a unique new facility has started production of lead-212.