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Salamanca uranium project fully financed

Uranium and Fuel

31 August 2017

Salamanca_road_construction_(Berkeley)-48The Sultanate of Oman is to become a long-term strategic investor in Berkeley Energia through an investment agreement worth up to $120 million. The investment means that the Salamanca uranium project in western Spain is now fully funded and can proceed to production.

European approval for Salamanca offtake agreement

Uranium and Fuel

21 March 2017

The Euratom Supply Agency, the nuclear watchdog of the European Union, has approved Berkeley Energia's offtake agreement for the sale of the first production from its Salamanca uranium mine under development in Spain. The mine is expected to enter production in late 2018.

Regulator gives conditional approval for Garoña restart

Regulation and Safety

10 February 2017

Garona 48Spain's nuclear safety regulator has given conditional approval for the restart and continued operation of the Garoña nuclear power plant, which has been offline for the past four years. Operator Nuclenor would be required to make a number of safety upgrades.

Garoña licence renewal denied

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2017

Garona (Nuclenor) 65x48The Spanish government has denied the renewal of Nuclenor's operating licence for the Garoña nuclear power plant. The decision means the reactor - which has been offline for more than four years - will now enter the decommissioning phase.

Detector network flags traces of radioactive iodine in Europe

Regulation and Safety

21 February 2017

Small amounts of Iodine-131, well below levels likely to have any effect on human health, were detected in outdoor air last month in a number of European countries. The source of the release has yet to be identified.

Spanish regulator approves post-Fukushima measures

Regulation and Safety

24 November 2016

Spanish nuclear regulators have approved new post-Fukushima design modifications at the country's nuclear power plants, including final approvals for emergency management centres.