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Niger revokes mining permit for Imouraren project

France's Orano has announced that Nigerien authorities have withdrawn the operating permit for the Imouraren uranium mine, which was issued to its subsidiary Imouraren SA in 2009.


Perspectives

Podcast: Lessons from history about energy transitions

Podcast: Lessons from history about energy transitions

Past experience suggests the idea of energy transitions is not all it seems, argues Jean-Baptiste Fressoz. Plus the latest from JET, the USA's Russian uranium ban and China's small modular reactor project.


EU funding Framatome VVER-440 fuel development

EU funding Framatome VVER-440 fuel development

The EUR10 million (USD10.7 million) contribution from the European Union under the Euratom Research and Training Programme targets the "swift and secure development and deployment of a European fuel solution" for VVER reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 21 June 2024


William Anders: The astronaut who led the NRC

William Anders: The astronaut who led the NRC

As an Apollo 8 astronaut, Bill Anders took the first colour photograph of the Earth as seen from the Moon - a photo credited with helping inspire the modern environmental movement. But his career went far beyond that: Anders went on to become the first ever chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Other News 21 June 2024


Vietnam and Russia discuss nuclear energy collaboration

Vietnam and Russia discuss nuclear energy collaboration

A memorandum has been signed relating to the construction project for a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology in Vietnam - with discussions also held over the future options of large-scale and small modular reactors in the country.

New Nuclear 21 June 2024


Perspectives

Podcast: Lessons from history about energy transitions

Podcast: Lessons from history about energy transitions

Past experience suggests the idea of energy transitions is not all it seems, argues Jean-Baptiste Fressoz. Plus the latest from JET, the USA's Russian uranium ban and China's small modular reactor project.


Construction of Pallas foundation pit progresses

Construction of Pallas foundation pit progresses

The installation of 380 foundation piles - each 33 metres in length - has been completed in the construction pit for the Pallas research reactor in Petten, the Netherlands. Pallas is planned to replace the existing High Flux Reactor. 

New Nuclear 21 June 2024


South Korea plans SMR industrial complex

South Korea plans SMR industrial complex

President Yoon Suk Yeol has announced plans to create a small modular reactor industrial hub in the city of Gyeongju in the southeastern corner of South Korea's North Gyeongsang Province. The government also aims to establish a hub for the hydrogen industry in the province.

Nuclear Policies 20 June 2024


ITER's proposed new timeline - initial phase of operations in 2035

ITER's proposed new timeline - initial phase of operations in 2035

The revamped project plan for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor aims for "a scientifically and technically robust initial phase of operations, including deuterium-deuterium fusion operation in 2035 followed by full magnetic energy and plasma current operation".

New Nuclear 20 June 2024


US Senate passes legislation to speed nuclear deployment

US Senate passes legislation to speed nuclear deployment

The bipartisan Accelerating Deployment of Versatile, Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act aims to incentivise and support the development and deployment of new advanced nuclear technologies, including measures to streamline the regulatory approvals process.

Regulation & Safety 20 June 2024


Chinese industrial nuclear steam project commissioned

Chinese industrial nuclear steam project commissioned

China's first industrial-use nuclear energy steam supply project, at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province, has entered operation following commissioning tests. The project will supply steam to a nearby petrochemical plant.

Corporate 20 June 2024


Uranium recovery starts at Finnish mine

Uranium recovery starts at Finnish mine

Finnish mining company Terrafame has begun recovering natural uranium as a by-product of zinc and nickel production at its Sotkamo mine in Talvivaara in the north-east of the country.

Uranium & Fuel 19 June 2024


Australian opposition outlines its nuclear plans

Australian opposition outlines its nuclear plans

Leaders of the Australian opposition have confirmed that a future Australian Federal Coalition Government would introduce nuclear energy in the country, and announced seven locations where plants could be built.

Nuclear Policies 19 June 2024