Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
Funds pledged for uranium legacy cleanup

Funds pledged for uranium legacy cleanup

The international community has raised additional funds to support efforts to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia. Remediation work will start in 2019 at four sites in the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan.

Uranium & Fuel 12 November 2018


Idaho proposed for HALEU fuel fabrication

Idaho proposed for HALEU fuel fabrication

The US Department of Energy is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment for a proposal to fabricate nuclear fuel at Idaho National Laboratory to support US efforts to develop and deploy new reactor technologies.

Uranium & Fuel 02 November 2018


Vanadium drives uranium project developments

Vanadium drives uranium project developments

As vanadium prices increase, uranium miners in the USA and elsewhere are looking to capitalise on the vanadium that is co-present with uranium in certain deposits to add value to their operations.

Uranium & Fuel 30 October 2018


GE secures funding for advanced fuel development

GE secures funding for advanced fuel development

The US Department of Energy has awarded a USD33.7 million project to continue the development of advanced fuel rod technologies to GE's Global Research Center. The new fuel, using the IronClad and ARMOR advanced fuel solutions, will be developed in partnership with three US national laboratories.

Uranium & Fuel 26 October 2018


US MOX facility contract terminated

US MOX facility contract terminated

The National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a contract termination notice to the consortium building the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at the Savannah River Site.

Uranium & Fuel 23 October 2018


US EPA withdraws uranium rule

US EPA withdraws uranium rule

The US Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing proposed revisions to regulatory standards for tailings from in situ leach uranium production.

Uranium & Fuel 22 October 2018


MCA calls for end to uranium discrimination

MCA calls for end to uranium discrimination

Australia's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act could be amended to ensure that uranium mining is treated equitably with other commodities, reducing costs and delays  without lessening environmental protection, a new report prepared for the Minerals Council of Australia has found.
 

Uranium & Fuel 08 October 2018


Comment period closes on US uranium investigation

Comment period closes on US uranium investigation

The US Department of Commerce should not place any import limits or restrictions on uranium from Canadian producer Cameco, the company said in its submission to the DOC's ongoing Section 232 investigation. The comment period on the investigation has now closed.

Uranium & Fuel 02 October 2018


USA awards HEU downblending contract

USA awards HEU downblending contract

Nuclear Fuel Services Inc, a subsidiary of BWX Technologies Inc, has been awarded the largest single downblending contract in its history.

Uranium & Fuel 01 October 2018


Restarted US reactor completes first fuel test

Restarted US reactor completes first fuel test

The Transient Reactor Test Facility at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory has completed its first fuelled experiment since resuming operations after a 23-year hiatus.

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2018