Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

China National Nuclear Corporation says it is now capable of mass producing China Fuel 3 (CF3) fuel assemblies for the domestically-designed HPR1000 (Hualong One) pressurised water reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 16 May 2019


Azarga evaluating situation after Kyrgyzstan uranium ban

Azarga evaluating situation after Kyrgyzstan uranium ban

Azarga Uranium Corp has suspended activities at the Kyzyl Ompul uranium project in Kyrgyzstan, the company confirmed on 3 May - the day after the Kyrgyz parliament voted to ban uranium mining and exploration in the country.

Uranium & Fuel 07 May 2019


Advanced fuel for Calvert Cliffs

Advanced fuel for Calvert Cliffs

Framatome, the French fuel and technology company said "two full fuel assemblies" of its Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel would be loaded at Exelon's Calvert Cliffs plant in February 2021.

Uranium & Fuel 03 May 2019


TVEL outlines innovation in nuclear fuel

TVEL outlines innovation in nuclear fuel

TVEL, the nuclear fuel subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, is working on a 'dual-component' approach to closing the nuclear fuel cycle, as well as accident-tolerant fuel and innovations in fuel for VVER units.

Uranium & Fuel 30 April 2019


Central Asian uranium legacy set for remedial work

Central Asian uranium legacy set for remedial work

Work is expected to start this year on remedial work at two uranium legacy sites in the Kyrgyz Republic, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced yesterday. The work is part of a wider plan to deal with the legacy of Soviet-era uranium mining and processing in Central Asia.

Uranium & Fuel 30 April 2019


Yeelirrie uranium project receives federal approval

Yeelirrie uranium project receives federal approval

The Australian Federal Department of Environment and Energy has granted environmental approval for Cameco Australia's Yeelirrie uranium project in Western Australia. Any decision to advance the project will depend on market conditions, the company said.

Uranium & Fuel 26 April 2019


Uranium producers await US presidential decision

Uranium producers await US presidential decision

The US Department of Commerce on 15 April submitted to the White House the results of an investigation into the effects of uranium imports on US national security. US President Donald Trump now has up to 90 days to decide whether to act on the DOC's findings and recommendations, which have not been made public.

Uranium & Fuel 18 April 2019


First reserves announced for Patterson Lake South

First reserves announced for Patterson Lake South

A prefeasibility study for Fission Uranium Corp's Patterson Lake South uranium property includes the first announcement of mineral reserves for the site in Canada's Athabasca Basin.

Uranium & Fuel 18 April 2019


Niger and GoviEx agree Madaouela project framework

Niger and GoviEx agree Madaouela project framework

The government of Niger and GoviEx have agreed on a framework to develop jointly GoviEx's Madaouela uranium project that will see the government purchase a second 10% share.

Uranium & Fuel 09 April 2019


Vogtle-2 returns to service with Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel

Vogtle-2 returns to service with Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel

Unit 2 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia, USA, has returned to service loaded with Framatome's GAIA fuel assemblies containing the first complete Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel concept. Unit 2 resumed operations on 3 April, following its spring refuelling and maintenance outage that began on 10 March. 

Uranium & Fuel 05 April 2019