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Study finds Wyoming uranium project viable

29 January 2015

Shirley_Basin_drilling_1968_(DoE)_60x48Ur-Energy envisages operating Shirley Basin as a commercial satellite in situ leach (ISL) operation, processing the uranium at its existing facilities at Lost Creek after completion of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Wyoming project.

Cigar Lake output seen at 6-8 million pounds in 2015

14 January 2015

Cameco expects that the Cigar Lake mine will produce between 6 and 8 million pounds of uranium oxide (2308 to 3077 tU) this year. The mine produced 340,000 pounds U3O8 in 2014, its first year of operations.

Next-generation fuel for Palo Verde

08 January 2015

Westinghouse is to supply its newest next-generation nuclear fuel product for use in the Palo Verde nuclear power plant under a $250 million contract with operator Arizona Public Services (APS).

Australia and Kazakhstan report uranium production

27 January 2015

Olympic_Dam_uranium_(BHP_Billiton)_48Last year saw Australia's uranium production reach its lowest point since 1998 while Kazakhstan maintained its position as the world's largest uranium producer.

New resource figures top Athabasca table

12 January 2015

Patterson_Lake_2014_(Fission_Uranium)_48The Triple R deposit at Patterson Lake South is the largest undeveloped uranium resource in the Athabasca region of Canada, with nearly 41,000 tU of indicated and inferred resources, according to Fission Uranium. The resources include high-grade material containing over 26% U3O8.

Merger integrates US uranium operations

06 January 2015

White_Mesa_(NRC)_48The newly announced merger of uranium companies Energy Fuels and Uranerz Energy will bring together conventional and in-situ leach mining operations to create the largest integrated uranium producer focused solely on the USA.