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Jordan declares uranium plant 'fully operational'

Jordan declares uranium plant 'fully operational'

Jordan has been operating a "pioneering" processing plant to recover yellowcake from uranium ores since the start of the year, the head of the country's Atomic Energy Commission has announced. Khaled Toukan's remarks were reported by state news agency Petra and shared by the Jordanian Uranium Mining Company, operator of the plant. JUMCO, which is the commercial arm of Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission, was established in 2013 to carry out radioactive elements exploration and development in Jordan.

Uranium & Fuel 27 July 2021


Canadian firm enters US uranium sector with mine purchases

Canadian firm enters US uranium sector with mine purchases

Vancouver-based International Consolidated Uranium has agreed to buy the Tony M, Daneros and Rim conventional uranium mines in Utah, as well as the Sage Plain property and eight Department of Energy leases in Colorado from Energy Fuels Inc. In addition, the companies have agreed to enter into toll-milling and operating agreements with respect to the projects. The transaction positions International Consolidated Uranium as a potential near-term US uranium producer.

Uranium & Fuel 16 July 2021


Cigar Lake to resume operation as wildfire risk passes

Cigar Lake to resume operation as wildfire risk passes

Workers are returning to the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, ahead of its planned restart later this week, Cameco has announced. All non-essential personnel were evacuated last week from the site as a precaution due to the proximity of a nearby wildfire.

Uranium & Fuel 05 July 2021


Kazatomprom U production to remain flat in 2023

Kazatomprom U production to remain flat in 2023

Kazatomprom plans to maintain 2023 uranium production at a similar level to 2022, which it says would remove up to 5,000 tU from anticipated global primary supply. The Kazakh company also said its sale of a 49% share of Ortalyk LLP to a subsidiary of China General Nuclear Power Corporation will now be completed at the end of July.

Uranium & Fuel 02 July 2021


Cameco evacuates Cigar Lake as wildfire precaution

Cameco evacuates Cigar Lake as wildfire precaution

Production at Cigar Lake has been suspended and Cameco is evacuating all non-essential personnel from the uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan as a precaution due to the proximity of a nearby wildfire. Some 230 workers are being transported off site, the company said yesterday, with about 80 essential personnel remaining on-site to maintain the facility in a safe state.

Uranium & Fuel 02 July 2021


Drones to monitor Central Asian uranium legacy sites

Drones to monitor Central Asian uranium legacy sites

A new technology using drones is set to be deployed for the remote monitoring of radiation measurements at former uranium mining and processing areas in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with gamma spectrometers have been developed by a German consortium in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 01 July 2021


Cameco increases uranium purchases to meet contracts

Cameco increases uranium purchases to meet contracts

Production at the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, resumed near the end of April following the second COVID-19 related shutdown, Cameco said on 7 May whilst announcing its results for the first quarter of 2021. The company said its deliveries to customers in 2020 were not impacted by the pandemic and it does not expect there to be a material impact on its 2021 deliveries. However, it now expects to purchase more uranium in order to meet its supply contracts.

Uranium & Fuel 10 May 2021


Minerals will be critical to clean energy future: IEA

Minerals will be critical to clean energy future: IEA

A mismatch between the world's climate ambitions and the availability of critical minerals could mean a slower and more expensive energy transition, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. The Paris-based organisation describes its special report, The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, as the most comprehensive global study to date on the importance of minerals such as copper, lithium, nickel, cobalt and rare earth elements in a secure and rapid transformation of the global energy sector.

Energy & Environment 05 May 2021


Uranium investment company restructures to pursue US listing

Uranium investment company restructures to pursue US listing

Uranium investment company Uranium Participation Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with Sprott Asset Management LP to convert UPC into the Sprott Physical Uranium Trust and pursue listing on US stock exchanges. Denison Mines Inc's Management Services Agreement with UPC will be terminated, with Denison set to receive a termination payment estimated at CAD5.3 million (USD4.3 million).

Corporate 29 April 2021


Orano Mining continues to invest, says Maes

Orano Mining continues to invest, says Maes

Orano is confident about its uranium mining future and will continue to invest in its projects while remaining committed to being a responsible mining company at all stages of operation, Orano Mining CEO Nicolas Maes told delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum today.

Uranium & Fuel 15 April 2021