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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

Funding for mPower reduced


14 April 2014

Babcock & Wilcox will slash its spending on the mPower small modular reactor project, having failed to find customers or investors. William Fox has replaced Christofer Mowry as CEO of the Generation mPower subsidiary.

Fuel cycle roundup #23

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

04 April 2014

• Duke to sell surplus fuel
• Uranium One in Kazakh litigation
• Early end for conversion agreement
• Forte acquires Slovak assets
• Rare earths MoU for Greenland

CB&I to decommission floating reactor

Waste and Recycling

14 April 2014

Sturgis_at_James_River_(Bloodgood_US ACE)_48The USA's only floating nuclear power plant will be decommissioned by CB&I under a $34.7 million contract. The MH-1A reactor provided power to the Panama Canal zone before being shut down in 1976.

Celebrations at US centrifuge plant

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

10 April 2014

Urenco_USA_April_2014_(Urenco)_48The second phase of the Urenco USA uranium enrichment plant is now fully operational, with the plant working at a capacity of 3.7 million separative work units (SWU).

Investigators enter WIPP

Regulation and Safety

03 April 2014

Workers have re-entered the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico for the first time since a radiological event occurred there in mid-February. Future teams will travel deeper into the facility towards the suspected source of the release.