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Boss launches Honeymoon restart strategy

Uranium and Fuel

03 July 2018

Boss Resources has launched a three-phase restart strategy for the Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia, which it acquired in December 2015. The company said today it has de-risked the project commercially and technically, and has already begun work on the first phase of the programme which will take it to the point where it is ready to resume production.

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.

US project to recycle naval fuel gets Senate approval

Waste and Recycling

22 June 2018

The US Senate has approved a proposal for a USD15 million pilot programme to recycle used naval nuclear fuel for use as fuel in advanced nuclear reactors. The proposal - an amendment to the fiscal 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill - was adopted by the full Senate by 87 votes to 9.

First yellowcake from seawater for US team

Uranium and Fuel

14 June 2018

PNNL_seawater_yellowcake_(LCW)-48Researchers have successfully used acrylic fibres to extract uranium from seawater in a trial conducted at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The team say the technology, which uses inexpensive material, could be competitive with the costs of land-based uranium mining.

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.