Uranium enrichment rss

Pipe robot aids enrichment plant decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

22 March 2018

RadPiper_launch_(CMU)-48A pair of autonomous robots, developed by Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute to characterise uranium deposits in process pipes, could save tens of millions of dollars in decommissioning costs at the USA's former gaseous diffusion enrichment plants.

Future US enrichment needs require clarification: GAO

Uranium and Fuel

19 February 2018

ACR-100s_Piketon-(Centrus)_48The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has extended its supply of low-enriched uranium for national security needs for at least the next two decades but should clarify its longer term enrichment needs, the US Government Accountability Office has found.

US commission speeds Russian anti-dumping review

Nuclear Policies

09 May 2017

The US International Trade Commission yesterday announced it will conduct an expedited five-year review - also known as a 'sunset' review - on the US-Russia Antidumping Suspension Agreement.

China launches new uranium enrichment centrifuges

Uranium and Fuel

21 March 2018

Demonstration enrichment plant - 48China has completed a "large-scale demonstration project for a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges", China National Nuclear Corporation announced yesterday. The new centrifuges have now been put into production at the Hanzhun fuel facility in Shaanxi province.

Urenco tails plant to start up in 2018

Waste and Recycling

01 September 2017

Uranium enrichment company Urenco yesterday said it expects to commission the Tails Management Facility (TMF) at Capenhurst in the UK in 2018, after construction delays. The facility, to deconvert depleted uranium hexafluoride tails, had previously been expected to enter service this year.

US agencies look at excess uranium inventory

Uranium and Fuel

10 March 2017

The US Department of Energy has asked for public comment on the effects of potential transfers of its excess uranium inventory on the country's uranium mining, conversion and enrichment industries. The DOE's request was issued the day after the US Government Accountability Office raised issues related to excess uranium transfers over the past decade including questions on the DOE's assessment of market impact studies; the valuation of depleted uranium tails; and the legality of some transfers.