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Nuclear AMRC teams up with K-TIG for waste containers

Nuclear AMRC teams up with K-TIG for waste containers

Australian welding technology specialist K-TIG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to develop innovative automated fabrication techniques for decommissioning waste containers. Under the MoU, K-TIG will work with the Nuclear AMRC to design, develop and supply the robotic welding cell to be used in the fabrication of the 3-cubic-metre stainless steel boxes to be used to safely store the UK's decommissioning waste.

Waste & Recycling 20 September 2021


Trilateral partnership launches Australia nuclear submarine programme

Trilateral partnership launches Australia nuclear submarine programme

Australia is to acquire nuclear submarines as the first initiative under a new enhanced trilateral security partnership announced by the leaders of Australia, the UK and the USA. The submarines are to be built in Australia, but the country is not seeking to acquire nuclear weapons or establish a civil nuclear capability, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Nuclear Policies 16 September 2021


Mulga Rock project management plan approved

Mulga Rock project management plan approved

The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has approved the Project Management Plan for the Mulga Rock uranium project, Vimy Resources announced today. Having already received approval from State and Federal governments, this is the first of three state government departmental approvals required to implement the project.

Uranium & Fuel 27 August 2021


Australian researchers step into new nuclear technologies

Australian researchers step into new nuclear technologies

The governments of Australia and the UK have signed a letter of intent to establish a partnership on low emissions solutions including clean hydrogen and small modular reactors. Meanwhile, the Australian Research Council  has awarded funding to a newly launched project to develop fuel for hydrogen-boron fusion which its participants say has the potential to re-establish Australia as a leader in fusion research and clean energy technology.

Energy & Environment 12 August 2021


Vimy reviews by-product potential at Mulga Rock

Vimy reviews by-product potential at Mulga Rock

Incorporating a circuit to produce by-product base metals has the potential to improve the "already strong" uranium economics of the Mulga Rock project in Western Australia, Vimy Resources CEO Mike Young says. Vimy plans to complete an assessment of the potential impact of the base metals plant during the first half of this year.

Uranium & Fuel 04 February 2021


Ranger mine ends processing operations

Ranger mine ends processing operations

Processing operations at Energy Resources of Australia's Ranger mine ended today in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements. The mine, which is in the Northern Territory, was Australia's longest continually operating uranium producer.

Uranium & Fuel 08 January 2021


Australian state completes report on nuclear prohibition

Australian state completes report on nuclear prohibition

An inquiry into potential benefits to Victoria of removing prohibitions on nuclear activities has tabled its final report in the Australian state's parliament. Energy security, stability and accessibility, and the need to lower carbon emissions due to climate change should be the priority, regardless of technology, the report finds.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2020


BHP Billiton drops expansion of Olympic Dam

BHP Billiton drops expansion of Olympic Dam

A planned expansion of the Olympic Dam copper, gold and uranium mine in South Australia has been scrapped by BHP Billiton after studies of the ore body questioned the viability of the project. It has decided instead to invest in the existing infrastructure at the underground mine.

Uranium & Fuel 26 October 2020


Senate inquiry recommends passing of Australian waste bill

Senate inquiry recommends passing of Australian waste bill

An Australian Senate committee has recommended that Parliament pass legislation that would make Napandee in South Australia the site for a low and medium-level nuclear waste facility. The Senate Standing Committee on Economics issued its final report on the provisions of the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment (Site Specification, Community Fund and Other Measures) Bill 2020 on 14 September.

Waste & Recycling 17 September 2020


Refreshed DFS improves Mulga Rock economics

Refreshed DFS improves Mulga Rock economics

A newly completed update to Vimy Resources' definitive feasibility study for the Mulga Rock Project in Western Australia has demonstrated stronger financial returns than previously forecast for the uranium project, the company says. The DFS Refresh indicates an 8% decrease in cash operating costs over the first five years to USD23.33 per pound, and a 7% decrease over life-of-mine.

Uranium & Fuel 26 August 2020