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First yellowcake from seawater for US team

Uranium and Fuel

14 June 2018

PNNL_seawater_yellowcake_(LCW)-48Researchers have successfully used acrylic fibres to extract uranium from seawater in a trial conducted at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The team say the technology, which uses inexpensive material, could be competitive with the costs of land-based uranium mining.

Supreme Court to consider Virginia uranium ban

Uranium and Fuel

22 May 2018

The US Supreme Court is to consider whether federal law pre-empts Virginia's ban on uranium mining after finding in favour of a petition by Virginia Uranium, Inc against an earlier appeal court ruling. The court is expected to consider the question later this year.

Cautious optimism for uranium outlook

Uranium and Fuel

30 April 2018

Treva_Klingbiel_WNFC2018_(WNFC)-48Growth in world uranium inventories is slowing as the supply sector is responding to a gradual recovery in uranium demand, according to speakers at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference held in Madrid on 18-19 April. Uranium resources remain plentiful, but the investment needed to bring resources into production depends heavily on the market, the conference heard.

ERA publishes closure plan for Ranger

Uranium and Fuel

06 June 2018

Ranger mine site in 2015 - 48Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) has released its closure plan for the Ranger uranium mine in Australia's Northern Territory. Under the existing authority from traditional land owners, mining and processing activities at Ranger must cease in January 2021, with final rehabilitation to be completed by January 2026.

Merger to create US in-situ leach uranium company

Uranium and Fuel

08 May 2018

Azarga Uranium Corp and URZ Energy Corp have announced they are to merge to form a new US-focused in-situ leach (ISL) uranium development company. The merger will allow the companies, which are both based in Vancouver, Canada, to consolidate their US uranium assets which together include measured and indicated resources of 30.7 million pounds U3O8 (11,809 tU) plus additional inferred resources of 8.7 million pounds U3O8.

Namibian mine prepares for care and maintenance decision

Uranium and Fuel

26 April 2018

Langer_Heinrich_view_(Paladin)-48Paladin Energy has begun preparations at Langer Heinrich ahead of a potential decision to put the Namibian uranium mine under care and maintenance. A decision is expected within two months.