Uranium and Fuel rss

TVEL signs further Tianwan fuel contracts

28 April 2017

CNNC-TVEL - April 2017 - 48Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer JSC TVEL has signed contracts for the supply of fuel and engineering services for units 1 and 2 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant. The units are Russian-supplied VVER-1000 reactors, of which two more are under construction at the site in China's Jiangsu province.

New research reactor fuel completes irradiation tests

27 April 2017

U-Mo fuel assembly - 48A plate-type uranium-molybdenum fuel for research reactors has completed performance tests in the USA. The fuel could be used to replace highly-enriched uranium fuel, which can pose a proliferation risk.

NRC confirms cleanup actions at New Mexico site

13 April 2017

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a Confirmatory Order to Homestake Mining Co of California outlining actions to be taken as part of an ongoing groundwater cleanup program at the site of a former uranium mill in New Mexico.

KazAtomProm outlines move to trading

28 April 2017

KazAtomProm's newly created trading subsidiary TH Kazakatom will bring much needed liquidity to the uranium spot market, its chief commercial director Riaz Rizvi has told the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference in Toronto, Canada. Rizvi said that, as part of KazAtomProm's ongoing Transformation Program, it had established a trading office in Switzerland to buy and sell uranium on the spot market.

US uranium producers want halt on federal transfers

17 April 2017

An organisation representing the USA's uranium producers has called on the US Department of Energy to halt transfers of federal excess uranium inventory until the uranium market recovers. The Uranium Producers of America said the domestic industry is currently in a fragile state after the transfer of large quantities of price-insensitive material over a long period.

Chinese transit assured for LEU Bank

12 April 2017

China_IAEA_LEU_Bank_agreement_(CAEA)-48China has signed an agreement under which it will ensure the safe and secure transit of low-enriched uranium (LEU) and equipment through its territory to and from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) LEU Bank, which is being established in neighbouring Kazakhstan.

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