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Canadian cyclotron turns 40


11 February 2016

Triumf_40th_celebrations_(Triumf-Stallknecht)-48Canada has marked the fortieth anniversary of operations at the world's largest cyclotron accelerator, the 520 MeV Main Cyclotron at the Triumf national laboratory for particle physics. Celebrations were attended by science minister Kirsty Duncan.

OPG gets go-ahead for Darlington refurbishment


12 January 2016

Chiarelli_Lyash_Darlington_Jan16_(OPG)_48The government of the Canadian province of Ontario has announced that a CAD 12.8 billion ($9 billion) project to refurbish the four Candu units at Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Darlington nuclear power station will start in October. The province has also approved the continued operation of OPG's Pickering plant to 2024.

Cameco announces Cigar Lake 2016 production outlook

Uranium and Fuel

07 January 2016

Cigar_Lake_underground_(Cameco)_48-2Cameco expects the Cigar Lake operation to produce 16 million pounds of packaged uranium concentrate (U3O8) - equivalent to 6154 tU - in 2016, the company announced yesterday. Full achievement of the production outlook will depend on regulatory approvals to increase the production at the McClean Lake mill, where ore from Cigar Lake is milled and packaged.

Fox Lake debuts in Cameco quarterly report


08 February 2016

UPDATED Cameco has reported resource figures for the Fox Lake uranium deposit for the first time, at the end of a quarter which also saw the company write down CAD 210 million ($151 million) related to its Rabbit Lake operation.

CGN Mining and Fission Uranium announce agreements

Uranium and Fuel

11 January 2016

PLS_exploration_winter_2014_(G_Lockhart-Fission)_48CGN Mining and Fission Uranium Corporation have entered into agreements that will see CGN Mining take a 19.9% share in the Canada-based resource company and purchase up to 35% of annual production from the Patterson Lake South project.

Production milestone for Cigar Lake

Uranium and Fuel

16 December 2015

Cigar_Lake_truck_(Cameco)-48Uranium production at Cigar Lake in northern Saskatchewan has surpassed 10 million pounds (3846 tU) of uranium concentrate, Cameco has announced.