Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
US President rejects request for uranium import quota

US President rejects request for uranium import quota

Uranium imports do not threaten the national security of the USA, President Donald Trump has decided in his response to the Uranium Miners’ Section 232 Petition. He did however call for a "fuller analysis" of national security considerations with respect to the entire nuclear fuel supply chain.

Uranium & Fuel 16 July 2019


TVEL delivers fuel for China's experimental fast reactor

TVEL delivers fuel for China's experimental fast reactor

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has supplied a batch of nuclear fuel for the China Experimental Fast Reactor under its contract with China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation and China Institute of Atomic Energy - the site where the reactor is located.

Uranium & Fuel 10 July 2019


Rosatom plans fuel research in Czech Republic

Rosatom plans fuel research in Czech Republic

TVEL and the Czech research center Řež have signed a cooperation agreement in materials science studies and research. TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom, announced today that Czech scientists will conduct experiments on the irradiation of nuclear construction materials in the CVŘ research reactor and also carry out pre-irradiation and post-irradiation studies.

Uranium & Fuel 01 July 2019


Russia extends fuel supply to Armenian plant

Russia extends fuel supply to Armenian plant

TVEL and Haykakan Atomayin Electrakayan - Armenian Nuclear Power Plant - have signed contractual documents for supplies of Russian nuclear fuel in 2019-2020. TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said that a stock of fresh nuclear fuel had already been provided to the site of the power plant in Metsamor in compliance with a supplement signed in 2017 to their general contract.

Uranium & Fuel 26 June 2019


Malawi uranium mine sale agreed

Malawi uranium mine sale agreed

Paladin Energy has agreed to sell its 85% interest in the Kayelekera uranium mine in Malawi to Hylea Metals Ltd for AUD5 million  (USD3.5 million) in cash and shares. Paladin says the sale will enable it to focus on optimising and restarting its Langer Heinrich Mine in Namibia.

Uranium & Fuel 24 June 2019


Supreme Court upholds Virginia uranium mining ban

Supreme Court upholds Virginia uranium mining ban

The US Supreme Court has upheld Virginia's 37-year moratorium on uranium mining, ruling that the state-level prohibition is not pre-empted by the US Atomic Energy Act.
 

Uranium & Fuel 18 June 2019


Kazatomprom chief warns against US uranium tariffs

Kazatomprom chief warns against US uranium tariffs

Kazatomprom CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov says he is "concerned" that more US reactors would be forced to close if the Trump administration were to introduce tariffs and force utilities to buy at least one-quarter of their uranium from domestic miners, the Financial Times reported yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 18 June 2019


Decision approaches on Terrafame uranium extraction permit

Decision approaches on Terrafame uranium extraction permit

There are "no radiation safety-related obstacles" for granting multi-metal company Terrafame a permit to recover uranium as a by-product from its Sotkamo mine, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has told the government. The government will now make the final decision on whether to issue the permit.

Uranium & Fuel 11 June 2019


US DOC sets out strategy for crucial commodities

US DOC sets out strategy for crucial commodities

The US Department of Commerce has set out 24 goals to safeguard US access to mineral commodities designated as critical to the nation's economic security. Uranium is one of the minerals on the critical list.

Uranium & Fuel 06 June 2019


Slovenské elektrárne signs Russian fuel supply deal

Slovenské elektrárne signs Russian fuel supply deal

TVEL and Slovak utility Slovenské elektrárne have signed contract documents on the supply of nuclear fuel to nuclear power plants in Slovakia for 2022-2026 with the possibility of extension to 2030.

Uranium & Fuel 05 June 2019