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Australian Royal Commission delivers final report

Nuclear Policies

09 May 2016

Kevin_Scarce_(Lead_South_Australia)_48South Australia's Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle has delivered its final report, recommending that the government should pursue the establishment of storage and disposal facilities for multi-national used nuclear fuel and intermediate-level waste. The announcement has been greeted as a fundamental change in the global nuclear waste discourse.

Australia joins fourth generation reactor forum

Nuclear Policies

03 May 2016

Australia is to become the 14th member of the Generation IV International Forum. In addition to accepting Australia's entry, last week the forum's policy group also elected a new chairman.

Ansto prepares to demonstrate Synroc technology

Waste and Recycling

19 February 2016

Synroc encapsulation can - 48Ahead of the start of construction later this year of a full-scale Synroc waste treatment plant, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (Ansto) is preparing to upscale the technology from a research level to an industrial scale in a pilot plant.

ERA completes strategic review

Uranium and Fuel

04 May 2016

Following a strategic review of its business, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) has said it will prioritize the rehabilitation of the Ranger project area and the processing of stockpiled ore while keeping open the option of future development of Ranger 3 Deeps.

Australia agrees to supply uranium to Ukraine

Uranium and Fuel

01 April 2016

Australia-Ukraine - March 2016 - 48Julie Bishop, the Australian foreign minister, yesterday signed an agreement with Ukrainian energy and coal industry minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn that clears the way for Australia to export uranium to Ukraine.

Paladin Energy reduces loss, confirms CEO appointment

Corporate

17 February 2016

Paladin Energy has reported a net loss after tax of $22.9 million for the six months to 31 December 2015, which is a 66% improvement on its loss of $67.2 million a year earlier. As well as announcing its half-year and quarterly results yesterday, the Perth-based, African-focused uranium miner said it had appointed Alexander Molyneux as CEO following his six-month stint as interim head.