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Brazil to export enriched uranium

Uranium and Fuel

21 June 2016

Industrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) is to export its first enriched uranium under a contract signed with Argentine state company Combustibles Nuclear Argentinos SA (Conuar). The agreement will see the export of four tonnes of uranium dioxide powder for use in the first fuel load for the Carem modular reactor.

GE-Hitachi to exit laser enrichment JV

Uranium and Fuel

19 April 2016

Australian company Silex Systems is considering taking an equity position in Global Laser Enrichment, the exclusive licensee for its laser uranium enrichment technology, after GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy announced its intention to exit the company.

American Centrifuge demonstration plant completes operations

Corporate

22 February 2016

American_centrifuge_demonstration_cascade_(Centrus)_48Centrus Energy Corporation has announced the completion of operations at the American Centrifuge demonstration uranium enrichment plant in Ohio. Decontamination and decommissioning activities will begin within weeks, but the company plans to maintain its construction and operating licence for a commercial plant at the site.

Milestone for US enrichment plant cleanup

Waste and Recycling

21 April 2016

Portsmouth_compressor_removal_(Teeters-BWXT)-48The final piece of process gas equipment has been removed from one of three former process buildings at the former Portsmouth gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment plant in Ohio, USA.

KazAtomProm and ConverDyn join forces in UF6 supply

Uranium and Fuel

04 April 2016

Kazatomprom-Converdyn - 48KazAtomProm and ConverDyn have signed an agreement whereby the world's largest uranium producer and the "leading provider" of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion services will jointly and immediately offer uranium in the form of natural UF6 to global utilities. UF6 is the natural uranium feedstock for the enrichment step in the nuclear fuel cycle.

Final demolition starts at Oak Ridge diffusion facility

Waste and Recycling

12 February 2016

K27_demolition_Feb-2016-(DOE-EM)-48Demolition work has begun on building K-27, the last of five gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment facilities at the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The US Department of Energy plans to remove all gaseous diffusion buildings from the site by the end of the year under its Vision 2016 project.