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Time for nuclear, Australian union says

Time for nuclear, Australian union says

The national secretary of the Australian Workers Union has called for the nation to reconsider its ban on civil nuclear energy and to place small modular reactors at the heart of its decarbonisation plans.

Nuclear Policies 13 October 2021


SMRs 'ideal fit' for Australian market, report finds

SMRs 'ideal fit' for Australian market, report finds

With Australia moving to decarbonise, it is time to seriously consider a role for advanced nuclear technologies like small modular reactors, the head of the Minerals Council of Australia said today.

Nuclear Policies 06 October 2021


Vimy secures approval to begin work at Mulga Rock

Vimy secures approval to begin work at Mulga Rock

The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has approved Vimy Resources' Mulga Rock Mining Proposal and associated Mine Closure Plan. This means Vimy can now begin "ground disturbing" activities at the project, with a view to first uranium production by 2025.

Uranium & Fuel 01 October 2021


New nuclear medicine facilities announced for Australia

New nuclear medicine facilities announced for Australia

A new nuclear medicine manufacturing facility will be built in Australia at Lucas Heights, the home of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. A ministerial announcement today launched the project, saying AUD30 million (USD12.8 million) would be spent on the facility's design.

New Nuclear 30 September 2021


Nuclear AMRC teams up with K-TIG for waste containers

Nuclear AMRC teams up with K-TIG for waste containers

Australian welding technology specialist K-TIG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to develop innovative automated fabrication techniques for decommissioning waste containers. Under the MoU, K-TIG will work with the Nuclear AMRC to design, develop and supply the robotic welding cell to be used in the fabrication of the 3-cubic-metre stainless steel boxes to be used to safely store the UK's decommissioning waste.

Waste & Recycling 20 September 2021


Trilateral partnership launches Australia nuclear submarine programme

Trilateral partnership launches Australia nuclear submarine programme

Australia is to acquire nuclear submarines as the first initiative under a new enhanced trilateral security partnership announced by the leaders of Australia, the UK and the USA. The submarines are to be built in Australia, but the country is not seeking to acquire nuclear weapons or establish a civil nuclear capability, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Nuclear Policies 16 September 2021


Mulga Rock project management plan approved

Mulga Rock project management plan approved

The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has approved the Project Management Plan for the Mulga Rock uranium project, Vimy Resources announced today. Having already received approval from State and Federal governments, this is the first of three state government departmental approvals required to implement the project.

Uranium & Fuel 27 August 2021


Australian researchers step into new nuclear technologies

Australian researchers step into new nuclear technologies

The governments of Australia and the UK have signed a letter of intent to establish a partnership on low emissions solutions including clean hydrogen and small modular reactors. Meanwhile, the Australian Research Council  has awarded funding to a newly launched project to develop fuel for hydrogen-boron fusion which its participants say has the potential to re-establish Australia as a leader in fusion research and clean energy technology.

Energy & Environment 12 August 2021


Vimy reviews by-product potential at Mulga Rock

Vimy reviews by-product potential at Mulga Rock

Incorporating a circuit to produce by-product base metals has the potential to improve the "already strong" uranium economics of the Mulga Rock project in Western Australia, Vimy Resources CEO Mike Young says. Vimy plans to complete an assessment of the potential impact of the base metals plant during the first half of this year.

Uranium & Fuel 04 February 2021


Ranger mine ends processing operations

Ranger mine ends processing operations

Processing operations at Energy Resources of Australia's Ranger mine ended today in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements. The mine, which is in the Northern Territory, was Australia's longest continually operating uranium producer.

Uranium & Fuel 08 January 2021