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Boss launches Honeymoon restart strategy

Uranium and Fuel

03 July 2018

Boss Resources has launched a three-phase restart strategy for the Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia, which it acquired in December 2015. The company said today it has de-risked the project commercially and technically, and has already begun work on the first phase of the programme which will take it to the point where it is ready to resume production.

Uranium should be on government agenda, ERA says

Uranium and Fuel

12 April 2018

Ranger_uranium_ore_stockpiles_(ERA)-48The chairman of Energy Resources of Australia has called on Australian governments to embrace the potential to expand the country's uranium mining industry and be prepared for an expansion in nuclear power generation worldwide.

Australian SMR feasible by 2030

Nuclear Policies

29 November 2017

A small modular reactor could be in operation in Australia by 2030, according to Sydney-based SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd. The country would be imprudent not to factor SMRs into its energy security plan, the company has told the body established by the Council of Australian Governments to implement energy security reforms.

ERA publishes closure plan for Ranger

Uranium and Fuel

06 June 2018

Ranger mine site in 2015 - 48Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) has released its closure plan for the Ranger uranium mine in Australia's Northern Territory. Under the existing authority from traditional land owners, mining and processing activities at Ranger must cease in January 2021, with final rehabilitation to be completed by January 2026.

Lift nuclear ban, MCA tells Australian government

Nuclear Policies

15 January 2018

The Minerals Council of Australia has repeated its call for the Australian government to lift a ban on the development of nuclear power. Australia must reform its taxation, industrial relations, environmental and energy policies to shield the nation from future economic downturn and deliver stronger economic growth, the council said in its pre-Budget submission to the federal government.

Australia becomes active member of GIF

New Nuclear

18 September 2017

Adi_Paterson_GIF_180917-(Ansto)-48Australia has formally acceded to the Framework Agreement of the Generation IV International Forum, an international task force set up to develop and design the next generation of nuclear energy systems. Accession allows Australia, which has no nuclear power program of its own, to become actively engaged in R&D projects related to Generation IV systems.