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Four Mile mine opens amid tensions between owners

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

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.

Processing resumes at Ranger

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

05 June 2014

Ranger 48Processing operations restarted today at the Ranger uranium mine, which suffered a ruptured leaching tank six months ago. Normal production levels at the mine are expected to be reached in the coming months.

Fuel cycle roundup #25

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

08 May 2014

• Powertech clarifies Dewey-Burdock position
• Permit for Lance
• No Q2 restart for McClean
• ERA and Rössing join forces
• Pinenut producing to 2015
• Talvivaara permit

Australian waste facility site shelved

Waste and Recycling

19 June 2014

The Australian government will not proceed to establish a national radioactive waste management facility at Muckaty Station after the Northern Land Council withdrew its nomination of the site.

Boosting molybdenum in USA and Australia

Regulation and Safety

13 May 2014

Lucas_Heights_work_May_14_(ANSTO)_48A US company is planning to construct a new facility to produce molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) from university research reactors. At the same time, work is beginning on a new Australian facility to produce the vital medical isotope.

Fuel cycle roundup #24

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

16 April 2014

• Nichols Ranch in operation
• Four Mile ready to go
• Resource figures for Cebolleta
• NRC licence for Dewey-Burdock
• Texas project starts permitting