Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

Significant progress has been made in cleaning up some of the legacy waste from historic uranium mining in Central Asia, but much remains to be done, with additional donations from the international community needed to complete this vital remediation work, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development says.

Uranium & Fuel 13 November 2019


Aura seeks compensation for Swedish uranium ban

Aura seeks compensation for Swedish uranium ban

Australia's Aura Energy has lodged a claim against the Swedish government for compensation for the financial loss resulting from a ban on uranium exploration and mining, introduced in August 2018. The company had planned to extract uranium as a by-product from its 100%-owned Häggån polymetallic project in Sweden.

Uranium & Fuel 11 November 2019


GNF and X-energy team up to produce TRISO fuel

GNF and X-energy team up to produce TRISO fuel

Global Nuclear Fuel and X-energy are to collaborate to produce high-assay low-enriched uranium tristructural isotropic particle nuclear fuel, which they expect to be able to produce at lower costs than other potential manufacturers.
 

Uranium & Fuel 07 November 2019


ARMZ starts exploration of Dobrovolnoye uranium deposit

ARMZ starts exploration of Dobrovolnoye uranium deposit

ARMZ, the uranium mining division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced the start of exploration work at the Dobrovolnoye uranium deposit in the Zverinogolovsky district of the Kurgan region of Russia. ARMZ subsidiary JSC Dalur received a permit for the project in June 2017, and ARMZ said yesterday that Rusburmash, its geological exploration and drilling subsidiary, plans to drill 238 wells and carry out geophysical surveys at the site.

Uranium & Fuel 07 November 2019


Centrus signs HALEU contract with Department of Energy

Centrus signs HALEU contract with Department of Energy

US company Centrus Energy Corp has signed a three-year contract with the Department of Energy to deploy a cascade of centrifuges to demonstrate production of high-assay, low-enriched uranium fuel for advanced reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 06 November 2019


TVEL inks fuel supply contract for Xudabao units

TVEL inks fuel supply contract for Xudabao units

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has signed a contract for nuclear fuel supply to the planned units 3 and 4 of the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province.

Uranium & Fuel 06 November 2019


Russian accident-tolerant fuel completes first tests

Russian accident-tolerant fuel completes first tests

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has completed the first phase of testing its accident-tolerant fuel in a reactor, at the State Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad.

Uranium & Fuel 31 October 2019


IAEA fuel bank receives first delivery of uranium

IAEA fuel bank receives first delivery of uranium

The International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday took delivery of the first shipment of low-enriched uranium at a purpose-built storage facility at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in eastern Kazakhstan. The delivery marks the official start of operation of the IAEA LEU Bank, aimed at providing assurance to countries about the availability of nuclear fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 18 October 2019


Paladin looks to rapid restart for Langer Heinrich

Paladin looks to rapid restart for Langer Heinrich

Paladin Energy Ltd's pre-feasibility study for the restart of the Langer Heinrich uranium mine has delivered improved economics and potential for capacity expansion. The Namibian mine could return to production within 12 months of a restart decision and favourable market conditions, the company said.

Uranium & Fuel 14 October 2019


BWXT ramps up TRISO fuel production capacity

BWXT ramps up TRISO fuel production capacity

BWX Technologies, Inc announced today that it is in the process of restarting its existing uranium oxycarbide tristructural isotropic (TRISO) fuel production line at its Lynchburg, Virginia facility. The company - the only US manufacturer of such fuel - also plans to expand its production capacity.

Uranium & Fuel 02 October 2019