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Energy Fuels sells non-core uranium assets

Uranium and Fuel

25 November 2015

As part of its ongoing asset rationalization strategy, Energy Fuels has sold several non-core uranium projects in the USA to enCore Energy Corporation. Energy Fuels plans to concentrate on its higher-grade, lower-cost projects.

Laramide to acquire New Mexico uranium projects

Uranium and Fuel

12 November 2015

Laramide Resources Ltd is to acquire a portfolio of New Mexico uranium properties including the Church Rock and Crownpoint projects from Uranium Resources Inc for a total of $12.5 million under a letter of intent signed by the two companies.

US regulator ready for new reactor challenges

Regulation and Safety

11 November 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) could license a non-light water reactor under its current regulatory framework, but needs input from the nuclear industry and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to optimize its planning and resources, commission chairman Stephen Burns has told the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

Vogtle passes final permitting milestone

New Nuclear

24 November 2015

Vogtle_turbine_table_pouring_(Georgia_Power)_48Georgia Power has received the final major permit needed for its new nuclear units under construction at Vogtle with the issuance of a water discharge permit from state environmental regulators.

High-level waste transfer makes history

Waste and Recycling

12 November 2015

Canister_emplacement__WVDP_(DOE_EM)_48Five canisters of vitrified high-level waste (HLW) from a former nuclear fuel reprocessing plant have been placed in long-term outdoor storage, in a first for US decommissioning.

China-USA cooperation agreement renewed

Nuclear Policies

10 November 2015

A new agreement formalizing nuclear cooperation between China and the USA and establishing the terms for nuclear trade between the countries has entered into force. The agreement replaces a previous version which had been due to expire at the end of the year.