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Holtec to start regulatory process for New Mexico used fuel store soon

Waste and Recycling

30 July 2015

Holtec International has unveiled the schedule for its proposed consolidated interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel, with start-up slated for 2020. Holtec sees the facility, to be built in south-eastern New Mexico, as the only solution being put forward to deal with the USA's 70,000 tonnes of used nuclear fuel that is currently located in 35 states and at about 70 sites.

US Congress allows Ex-Im Bank charter to expire


01 July 2015

Ex-Im Bank had to stop doing new business today, after members of the US Congress failed to reauthorize the 81-year-old federal government agency before its charter expired at midnight.

Uranium Resources agrees to New Mexico sales to Energy Fuels

Uranium and Fuel

29 May 2015

Uranium Resources has entered into a letter of intent with Energy Fuels for the purchase and exchange of certain uranium properties in New Mexico. Under the LOI, Uranium Resources has agreed to transfer ownership of its Roca Honda project.

Siting agreement amended for US deconversion plant

Waste and Recycling

09 July 2015

International Isotopes has amended its project participation agreement with New Mexico's Lea County to reflect the delay in constructing its planned facility to deconvert depleted uranium hexafluoride.

USA's Experimental Breeder Reactor-II now permanently entombed

Waste and Recycling

01 July 2015

EBR-II exterior 48The main clean-up contractor at the US Department of Energy's Idaho Site, has entombed an historic nuclear reactor in place and treated the reactor's remaining sodium coolant six months ahead of schedule and under budget.

US firms target revival in domestic Mo-99 production


01 May 2015

The leaders of two rival projects to produce molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) commercially in the USA are united in their goal to reinvigorate the country's domestic supply of the lifesaving radioisotope.