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Environmental approval for Yeelirrie

17 January 2017

Yeelirrie_pastoral_station_(Cameco_Aust)-48The government of Western Australia yesterday granted environmental approval to Cameco Australia's proposed Yeelirrie uranium project, subject to conditions that include measures to mitigate risks to underground fauna.

Work starts on Brazil's Engenho uranium mine

03 January 2017

Industrias Nucleares do Brasil has started work on its Engenho mine in Brazil's Bahia state. The company said the move was a "decisive step" towards resumption of domestic uranium production.

IAEA applauds Kazakhstan's action on uranium security

21 December 2016

Kazakhstan, producer of more than 20,000 tonnes of natural uranium per year, has welcomed security guidance recently developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Vienna-based agency said yesterday that Kazakhstan - which established a "comprehensive system for the control and physical protection of natural uranium" in 2010 - had contributed to an IAEA publication entitled Nuclear Security in the Uranium Extraction Industry and issued in February this year.

Oversupply prompts Kazakh uranium production cut

10 January 2017

Kazatomprom_uranium_(Kazatomprom)_48Kazakhstan plans to produce 10% less uranium in 2017 than previously planned in response to ongoing oversupply in the uranium market, Kazatomprom chairman Askar Zhumagaliyev announced today.

Russian scientists claim breakthrough in nuclear fuel research

23 December 2016

Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences have described the mobility of line defects, or dislocations, in uranium dioxide. This, they announced this week, will enable future predictions of nuclear fuel behaviour under operating conditions.

Vattenfall extends fuel supply to include Russia

14 December 2016

UPDATED Swedish utility Vattenfall has signed long-term supply contracts with three nuclear fuel manufacturers, adding for the first time Russia's TVEL to its established relationships with French Areva and American Westinghouse. The agreements - worth SEK 1.2 billion in total - cover 19 consignments to Ringhals 3 and 4 between 2018 and 2025.

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