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Obama proposes nuclear cooperation between USA and China

Nuclear Policies

22 April 2015

Barack Obama has issued a presidential determination, published in the Federal Register yesterday, on a proposed agreement for cooperation between the USA and China concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Energy Fuels clear to continue Canyon mine operations

Uranium and Fuel

09 April 2015

Canyon_head_frame_(Energy_Fuels)_48The USA's largest conventional uranium producer has won a court battle to continue with mine development and uranium production at the Canyon mine - a permitted high-grade uranium deposit located in northern Arizona.

Jamaica set to convert research reactor to LEU

Regulation and Safety

08 April 2015

The Caribbean's only research reactor will be converted from highly enriched uranium (HEU) to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel later this year, the International Atomic Energy Agency said. The change will decrease proliferation risks while doubling the reactor's utilization capacity.

South Korea wins revisions to nuclear treaty with USA

Nuclear Policies

22 April 2015

South Korea may one day be able to enrich uranium to produce non-weapons grade nuclear fuel under a deal reached with the USA yesterday. The agreement also ensures that the USA will provide South Korea with a stable supply of fuel for its nuclear reactors.

Coquí Pharma completes design of medical isotope facility

Corporate

09 April 2015

Coqui Pharma isotope plant - 48Coquí RadioPharmaceuticals Corp has completed the schematic design of its $330 million medical isotope production facility to be built in Alachua, Florida. Coquí Pharma will soon enter the detailed design phase as it readies to submit its construction licence application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by the end of 2015.

Fukushima cesium on US coast 'well below' levels of concern, say scientists

Energy and Environment

08 April 2015

North America cesium 134 2014-15 48Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have for the first time detected the presence of small amounts of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in a seawater sample from the shoreline of North America.