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China and Pakistan to co-operate on uranium exploration
Friday, August 04, 2017 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 30 July signed a two-year commercial contract and framework agreement with the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission for technical cooperation...

Areva signs MOX contract for Takahama 3&4
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 New AREVA has been awarded a contract by Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI) to fabricate 32 mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies for use in Japan's Takahama 3&4, operated...

Langer Heinrich mine valued at $583m
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Australia-based Paladin Energy, which recently appointed administrators, announced on 25 July that independent experts had determined the fair market enterprise value of the...

Australian uranium heads for India
Friday, July 21, 2017 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on 18 July, during her official visit to New Delhi, that the first ever shipment of uranium from Australia is on its way to India.

China begins production of HTGR fuel
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 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
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 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
Thursday, July 06, 2017 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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 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
Friday, June 23, 2017 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
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 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
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 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
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 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
Monday, June 12, 2017 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
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 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
Thursday, June 01, 2017 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
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 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
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 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
Friday, May 19, 2017 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
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 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
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 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...

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