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Second lawsuit challenges Virginia uranium ban

Uranium and Fuel

26 November 2015

A group led by Virginia Uranium Inc yesterday filed a second lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Virginia's moratorium on uranium mining. A suit filed by the same plaintiffs earlier this year is still ongoing.

Vogtle passes final permitting milestone

New Nuclear

24 November 2015

Vogtle_turbine_table_pouring_(Georgia_Power)_48Georgia Power has received the final major permit needed for its new nuclear units under construction at Vogtle with the issuance of a water discharge permit from state environmental regulators.

High-level waste transfer makes history

Waste and Recycling

12 November 2015

Canister_emplacement__WVDP_(DOE_EM)_48Five canisters of vitrified high-level waste (HLW) from a former nuclear fuel reprocessing plant have been placed in long-term outdoor storage, in a first for US decommissioning.

Energy Fuels sells non-core uranium assets

Uranium and Fuel

25 November 2015

As part of its ongoing asset rationalization strategy, Energy Fuels has sold several non-core uranium projects in the USA to enCore Energy Corporation. Energy Fuels plans to concentrate on its higher-grade, lower-cost projects.

Laramide to acquire New Mexico uranium projects

Uranium and Fuel

12 November 2015

Laramide Resources Ltd is to acquire a portfolio of New Mexico uranium properties including the Church Rock and Crownpoint projects from Uranium Resources Inc for a total of $12.5 million under a letter of intent signed by the two companies.

US regulator ready for new reactor challenges

Regulation and Safety

11 November 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) could license a non-light water reactor under its current regulatory framework, but needs input from the nuclear industry and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to optimize its planning and resources, commission chairman Stephen Burns has told the American Nuclear Society (ANS).