Mining rss

Inkai forecast production continues to rise

Uranium and Fuel

29 January 2018

Inkai_operations_(Cameco)-48Uranium production from the Inkai joint venture in Kazakhstan is forecast to increase by more than 25% this year, according to a new NI 43-101 technical report filed by 40%-owner Cameco. The operation is forecast to reach maximum production of 10.4 million pounds U3O8 per year in 2020.

Russia to assist Argentina in uranium mining

Uranium and Fuel

24 January 2018

Argentina-Russia - January 2018 - 48Russia and Argentina have signed a memorandum of understanding on uranium exploration and mining in the South American country. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is also proposing to supply Argentina with a nuclear power plant.

US uranium producers call for 'level playing field'

Uranium and Fuel

17 January 2018

White_Mesa_(NRC)_48The USA's two main uranium producers yesterday filed a petition with the US Department of Commerce seeking an investigation into the effects of uranium imports on US national security. Energy Fuels Inc and Ur-Energy are calling for a limit to imports that would reserve 25% of the US nuclear market for domestic uranium production.

Countdown to Salamanca construction

Uranium and Fuel

25 January 2018

Salamanca_infrastructure_(Berkeley)_48Berkeley Energia is finalising arrangements for the start of construction at the Salamanca uranium mine in Spain, the company said in its latest quarterly report published on 23 January. With full funding in place, Berkeley is undertaking detailed final reviews and has selected Sanchez y Lago as its preferred mining contractor.

Mining resumes at WIPP

Waste and Recycling

18 January 2018

WIPP_mining_resumption_(WIPP)-48Mining operations have resumed after a four-year break at the US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. A continuous mining machine has begun cutting into panel 8 in the underground salt formation, work that was halted following separate underground events in early 2014.

Lift nuclear ban, MCA tells Australian government

Nuclear Policies

15 January 2018

The Minerals Council of Australia has repeated its call for the Australian government to lift a ban on the development of nuclear power. Australia must reform its taxation, industrial relations, environmental and energy policies to shield the nation from future economic downturn and deliver stronger economic growth, the council said in its pre-Budget submission to the federal government.