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Cameco shifts Cigar Lake output target to early 2015

17 July 2014

A temporary halt to jet boring at Cameco's Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan has forced the company to revise its ore production target date.

Advance in SiC composite production

09 July 2014

SiC fuel assembly cover 48New technology for the manufacture of nuclear fuel components from silicon carbide (SiC) has been developed by Japanese researchers. A prototype fuel assembly cover has already been fabricated and is awaiting trials.

Four Mile mine opens amid tensions between owners

26 June 2014

Four Mile mine opening 48The Four Mile uranium mine in South Australia was officially opened on 25 June, but its minority owner wants to sell its stake and is preparing a legal battle against the project operator.

Tajikistan to study uranium from rare earth deposits

10 July 2014

A 22-year hiatus in uranium exploration in Tajikistan may be coming to an end. Dzhumazoda Murod Hall, head of the country's geology administration, told local media on 8 July the government plans to approve a decade-long study of rare earth deposits starting next year.

Pinon Ridge mill in uranium asset sale

09 July 2014

The Pinon Ridge project, including the licence to build the USA's first new conventional uranium mill in 30 years, features in a list of assets being sold by Energy Fuels to private investors.

Westinghouse to market fuel rod sensors by 2019

20 June 2014

Nuclear power plant operators may soon be able to monitor a reactor core by using sensors within fuel rod assemblies that literally scream the type and location of a problem.