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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on 18 July, during her...
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China begins production of HTGR fuel
China has launched the world's first production line for high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) fuel elements, Xinhua reported on 17 July.
Salamanca mine to cost less than expected
A recent study at Berkeley Energia Limited’s Salamanca uranium mine in Spain has found that the total upfront capital expenditure required is less than initially forecast.
Operating licence extended for Canada’s McClean Lake
Denison Mines Corp announced on 5 July that its 22.5% owned McClean Lake operations have been granted a 10-year Uranium Mine Operating Licence from the Canadian Nuclear Safety...
Fuel loaded at unit 4 of China’s Fuqing NPP
The loading of fuel into the core of unit 4 of China’s Fuqing NPP in Fujian province was completed on 19 June.
Russia to deliver nuclear fuel for testing in US reactor
Russia is to deliver the first test batch of nuclear fuel to a US reactor in 2019. Russia’s nuclear fuel company Tvel, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has already has...
Uzbekistan consolidates mining activities
A single service for geological exploration of uranium, precious and non-ferrous metals will be created in Uzbekistan under the State Geology and Mineral Resources Committee, according...
Westinghouse launches accident tolerant fuel
Westinghouse Electric Company has launched an accident-tolerant fuel solution, EnCoreFuel, and hopes to manufacture lead test rods as early as next year.
IAEA fuel bank is on schedule
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Yukiya Amano told the board of governors on 12 June that the low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel bank project at the...
Russia to take back Bangladesh used fuel
Russia is expected to take back around 45 tonnes of used fuel every year once the proposed 2400MWe Rooppur nuclear power plant goes into operation, the Bangladesh Financial Express...
Russian uranium mining company wins new licence
Russian uranium mining company Dalur (part of the mining division of the state nuclear corporation Rosatom, Atomredmetzoloto - ARMZ), plans to increase its production in the Kurgan...
Uranium One applies for exploration in Namibia
Uranium One, the international mining division Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s uranium mining holding Atomredmetzoloto, has filed eight applications for uranium exploration...
Kazakh-Chinese joint venture to make nuclear fuel
Kazakhstan will start producing nuclear fuel for Chinese NPPs in 2019 through the Ulba-FA joint venture (JV) set up between Kazakh state nuclear company Kazatomprom and China...
Cameco and Bruce Power extend fuel supply agreement
Canada’s Cameco on 25 May signed a 10-year extension agreement to continue to supply nuclear fuel to Bruce Power.
US NRC conditionally approves new radioisotope facility
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 16 May published its final environmental impact statement on a medical radioisotope production facility proposed for Columbia, Missouri....
Rossing increases uranium production
Despite difficulties on the uranium market, Namibia-based Rossing Uranium, a subsidiary of Australia-based Rio Tinto, increased production from 1245t of uranium oxide (tU) in 2015...
Tests completed on new research reactor fuel
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) announced on 26 April completion of verification tests in the USA on a new plate-type uranium-molybdenum (U-Mo) fuel for research...
Areva plans new facility for Richland fuel plant
Areva plans to start construction on a new $12m facility in June at its Richland nuclear fuel manufacturing plant in the USA.
US DOE asked to end transfers of uranium to the market
The Uranium Producers of America (UPA) has called on the US Department of Energy (DOE) to halt transfers of federal excess uranium inventory until the uranium market recovers.
China signs transit agreement with Kazakhstan for IAEA fuel bank
China and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 5 April signed an agreement on the transit of low-enriched uranium (LEU) in support of the IAEA LEU bank, a statement said.
Areva and Kazatomprom strengthen ties
France’s Areva and Kazakhstan’s national atomic company, Kazatomprom, signed an agreement on 10 April strengthening cooperation in Kazakhstan’s uranium mining sector, Areva said in...