Uranium enrichment rss

Uranium inventories driving markets

Uranium and Fuel

15 September 2015

Jonathan_Hinze_Sympo_2015_(WNN)_48Global uranium inventories upwards of 1.1 billion pounds U3O8 equivalent (423,100 tU) are likely to drive the uranium markets for some time to come, affecting not just uranium suppliers but also the conversion and enrichment industries, according to the Ux Consulting Company (UxC).

Amano looks to future of international fuel reserves

Uranium and Fuel

22 June 2015

The International Uranium Enrichment Centre in Angarsk, Russia will serve as a reference point for similar regional International Atomic Energy Agency-sponsored fuel 'banks', the agency's director general, Yukiya Amano, said last week. He said the IAEA may one day revisit a proposal to set up an international centre for the reprocessing of used nuclear fuel.

Urenco gets US regulatory approval to expand Eunice plant

Regulation and Safety

31 March 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a licence amendment allowing Urenco to expand its Eunice enrichment plant.

Funding cuts to American Centrifuge

Uranium and Fuel

14 September 2015

A funding cut of some 60% will allow continued development of the American Centrifuge uranium enrichment technology at Oak Ridge, but will not support ongoing centrifuge operations in Piketon, Centrus Energy announced on 11 September.

Areva wins deal to supply Energoatom with enriched uranium

Uranium and Fuel

27 April 2015

Areva-Energoatom April 2015 - 48French engineering company Areva has for the first time signed a contract with Energoatom for the supply of enriched uranium to be used at Ukraine's nuclear power reactors. The first batches will be delivered in 2015.

Urenco expansion poses no environmental impact, says US NRC

Uranium and Fuel

19 March 2015

The US Nuclear Regulation Commission (NRC) has found no significant environmental impact from a proposed expansion of capacity for the Urenco USA uranium enrichment facility with the flexibility to use depleted uranium feedstock.