Related Topic: Uranium Enrichment

Iran enters new phase of uranium enrichment, ambassador says

Iran enters new phase of uranium enrichment, ambassador says

Iran has begun a new stage of uranium enrichment activities, the country’s permanent representative to international organisations in Vienna said in an interview with IRNA on 22 November. Kazem Gharibabadi said that, during the discussion of Iran at the recent meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Directors, France, Germany and the UK - the E3 countries - "had expressed regret" over the USA's withdrawal in May 2018 from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the reimposition of economic sanctions against Iran.

Regulation & Safety 24 November 2020


Clean-up of US enrichment complex is completed

Clean-up of US enrichment complex is completed

A decades-long effort to clean and transform the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant has been completed, marking the first-ever removal of a uranium enrichment complex, the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management has announced. The site in Tennessee has been transformed into a multi-use industrial park.

Waste & Recycling 14 October 2020


Rosatom and US DOC welcome change to uranium agreement

Rosatom and US DOC welcome change to uranium agreement

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom have confirmed they have signed a final amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation. This extends the agreement through to 2040 and reduces US reliance on uranium from Russia during that time period. It is unchanged from a draft amendment released for public comment on 11 September.

Uranium & Fuel 08 October 2020


US DOC, Rosatom finalise uranium agreement, says law firm

US DOC, Rosatom finalise uranium agreement, says law firm

The US Department of Commerce and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom have finalised their agreement to extend the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, to 2040, Hogan Lovells said yesterday. The Washington DC, USA-based law firm represented enrichment services supplier Urenco USA Inc in its effort to extend the agreement, which has governed trade between the two countries in uranium products since 1992.

Uranium & Fuel 06 October 2020


TerraPower and Centrus team up for HALEU production

TerraPower and Centrus team up for HALEU production

TerraPower has announced plans to team with nuclear fuel and services provider Centrus Energy to establish commercial-scale, domestic production capabilities for high-assay, low-enriched uranium. This, it says, will be needed to fuel many next-generation reactor designs, including the recently announced Natrium Power Storage System designed by TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

Uranium & Fuel 16 September 2020


US DOC, Rosatom initial uranium agreement extension

US DOC, Rosatom initial uranium agreement extension

The US Department of Commerce and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom have initialled a draft amendment to extend the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation, which expires this year. The amendment, if finalised, will extend the deal to 2040 and "reduce US reliance on uranium from Russia" for the next 20 years.

Uranium & Fuel 14 September 2020


DOE amends UF6 sale agreement, outlines disposal plans

DOE amends UF6 sale agreement, outlines disposal plans

GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment and the US Department of Energy have signed an amendment to their agreement on the sale of depleted uranium hexafluoride inventories underpinning plans for a commercial laser enrichment facility at Paducah in Kentucky. Separately, the DOE has formalised how it plans to dispose of any waste depleted uranium oxides from its former gaseous diffusion enrichment plants.

Waste & Recycling 08 June 2020


USA plans revival of uranium sector

USA plans revival of uranium sector

The US nuclear industry had its "best year ever" in 2019, as it "led the world" in generating more than 809 terawatt hours of electricity, Rita Baranwal, assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the Department of Energy, said yesterday. Despite this achievement, the country's ability to produce domestic nuclear fuel is "on the verge of a collapse", she added.

Uranium & Fuel 12 May 2020


Next-generation technologies boosted by US NFWG

Next-generation technologies boosted by US NFWG

Support for the development of next-generation technologies and advanced fuels outlined in the report of the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group, published last week, will enable the country to remain competitive in this area, the Nuclear Energy Institute has said. Meanwhile, fuel cycle company Centrus said immediate action to restore the viability of the front-end of the US nuclear fuel cycle supports work to demonstrate the production of high-assay low-enriched uranium nuclear fuels and to establish an assured US supply base.

Uranium & Fuel 27 April 2020


Kazakh-Russian enrichment JV completes share sale

Kazakh-Russian enrichment JV completes share sale

Kazatomprom announced today it has completed the sale of its 50% interest (minus one share) in Uranium Enrichment Centre JSC (UEC) to its partner in the joint venture, TVEL. The world's biggest uranium producer disclosed the RUB6.253 billion (about USD100 million) transaction with the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom in January.

Corporate 17 March 2020