Mining rss

Tanzania gets ready for uranium mining

Uranium and Fuel

22 June 2018

Mkuju_River_env_sampling_(Banzi-TAEC)-48The Tanzanian government has worked actively to implement International Atomic Energy Agency recommendations to develop the legal and regulatory infrastructure ready for uranium mining to commence, the Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission's Dennis Mwalongo said ahead of the IAEA's URAM-2018 symposium.

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.

Merger to create US in-situ leach uranium company

Uranium and Fuel

08 May 2018

Azarga Uranium Corp and URZ Energy Corp have announced they are to merge to form a new US-focused in-situ leach (ISL) uranium development company. The merger will allow the companies, which are both based in Vancouver, Canada, to consolidate their US uranium assets which together include measured and indicated resources of 30.7 million pounds U3O8 (11,809 tU) plus additional inferred resources of 8.7 million pounds U3O8.

Cooperation strengthens mining radiation protection

Regulation and Safety

12 June 2018

IAEA-ARPANSA_coop_2018-06_(IAEA)-48The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency are to work together to enhance radiation protection of workers in the uranium mining and processing industries under a new cooperation agreement.

Supreme Court to consider Virginia uranium ban

Uranium and Fuel

22 May 2018

The US Supreme Court is to consider whether federal law pre-empts Virginia's ban on uranium mining after finding in favour of a petition by Virginia Uranium, Inc against an earlier appeal court ruling. The court is expected to consider the question later this year.

Cautious optimism for uranium outlook

Uranium and Fuel

30 April 2018

Treva_Klingbiel_WNFC2018_(WNFC)-48Growth in world uranium inventories is slowing as the supply sector is responding to a gradual recovery in uranium demand, according to speakers at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference held in Madrid on 18-19 April. Uranium resources remain plentiful, but the investment needed to bring resources into production depends heavily on the market, the conference heard.