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New Australian PM makes climate pledge

New Australian PM makes climate pledge

Australia has formally pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 43% below 2005 levels by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the government will support a transition to renewable energy, but members of the shadow cabinet are signalling a willingness to include nuclear in the energy debate and a recent poll has found widespread public support.

Energy & Environment 17 June 2022


Boss Energy to restart production at Honeymoon

Boss Energy to restart production at Honeymoon

The board of Boss Energy Limited has approved the final investment decision for the development of the Honeymoon in-situ leach uranium project in South Australia. The Perth-based company said it will now accelerate engineering, procurement and construction, with production set for the final quarter of 2023.

Uranium & Fuel 01 June 2022


Australian uranium companies announce merger plans

Australian uranium companies announce merger plans

Australian uranium companies Deep Yellow and Vimy Resources have agreed to a merger by a Scheme of Arrangement, under which Deep Yellow will acquire 100% of Vimy's shares. The merger will bring together the two companies' complementary asset bases including the Mulga Rock uranium project in Western Australia and the Tumas project in Namibia.

Uranium & Fuel 31 March 2022


UK repatriates Australian nuclear waste

UK repatriates Australian nuclear waste

A consignment of intermediate-level radioactive waste has been safely returned to Australia from the Sellafield plant in the UK.

Waste & Recycling 15 March 2022


Nuclear techniques confirm crocodile was dinosaur eater

Nuclear techniques confirm crocodile was dinosaur eater

Studies at Australian nuclear science and technology organisation ANSTO have confirmed that a crocodile that lived some 93 million years ago in what is now Central Queensland ate dinosaurs. Neutron and synchrotron instruments were used to reveal and reconstruct the crocodile's fossilised stomach contents.

Regulation & Safety 15 February 2022


ERA reforecasts Ranger rehabilitation costs and schedule

ERA reforecasts Ranger rehabilitation costs and schedule

The total cost to rehabilitate the Ranger project area is likely to be between AUD1.6 billion and AUD2.2 billion (USD1.1 billion-1.6 billion), according to preliminary findings from a reforecasting exercise by Energy Resources of Australia. The work is now expected to be completed between late 2027 and late 2028.

Uranium & Fuel 02 February 2022


Cameco underlines ongoing commitment to Yeelirrie

Cameco underlines ongoing commitment to Yeelirrie

Cameco has requested an extension to state-level environmental approvals for the Yeelirrie project and remains committed to it, the Canadian company said. The government of Western Australia previously set a deadline of 20 January this year for the company to demonstrate "substantial commencement" of the project.

Uranium & Fuel 25 January 2022


Vimy breaks ground at Mulga Rock

Vimy breaks ground at Mulga Rock

Vimy Resources Limited has announced the start of mining activities at Mulga Rock, where the excavation of a ramp at the Ambassador North pit is under way. The Government of Western Australia has confirmed "substantial commencement" of the project.

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2021


Opal conducts self-review of safety

Opal conducts self-review of safety

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has undertaken a review of safety and security performance at the Opal research reactor, saying its future plans are "very much anchored on high standards."

Regulation & Safety 14 December 2021


South Australian site to host national radwaste facility

South Australian site to host national radwaste facility

Napandee near Kimba in South Australia has been formally selected as the location of a national low and medium-level radioactive waste facility. Under the relevant legislation, the declaration today by Australia's Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt has the effect of the Commonwealth acquiring about 211 hectares of land for the purpose of hosting the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

Waste & Recycling 29 November 2021