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Impact of Mount Polley breach

Regulation and Safety

19 August 2014

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has issued a 'request for action' to licensees of uranium mines and mils with tailings facilities in response to tailings dam breach earlier this month at the Mount Polley open pit copper and gold mine in British Columbia.

Shootaring Canyon mill sold

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

18 August 2014

Shootaring Canyon mill 48Anfield Resources is to acquire the Shootaring Canyon uranium mill in Utah plus a portfolio of uranium assets from Uranium One in a deal worth $5 million. A previous agreement to sell the mill to Black Range Minerals for $10 million lapsed earlier this year.

KazAtomProm chief to lead new energy ministry

Nuclear Policies

08 August 2014

KazAtomProm president Vladimir Shkolnik has been appointed head of the country’s new energy ministry, which puts four previously separate government departments under one person’s control.

Istochnoye mining to start in 2016

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

19 August 2014

Russian uranium mining company Khiagda aims to start mining the Istochnoye and Vershinnoye uranium deposits from 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Rožná uranium mine closing in 2017

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

12 August 2014

The Rožná uranium mine in the Czech Republic will continue operations until mid-2017, Czech Republic minister of commerce and industry Jan Mladek said during a visit to the mine in Dolni Rozinka last week.

Rössing plans for desalination


05 August 2014

Rossing_open_pit_(Rio_Tinto_2014)_48Rössing Uranium is planning to build a new desalination plant to ensure an economical source of water for its uranium operations in Namibia. The move follows an organizational restructuring as the company strives to improve economic viability at one of the world's top-producing uranium mines.