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Ontario supply chain delivers for COVID-19 response

Ontario supply chain delivers for COVID-19 response

Bruce Power will be carrying out a second harvest of cobalt-60, which is used to sterilise medical equipment, as part of the company's COVID-19 response, CEO Mike Rencheck said yesterday. An initiative launched three weeks ago to leverage Ontario's nuclear supply chain in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is already delivering results, he said.

Covid-19 22 May 2020


US senators urge extension to uranium import quota

US senators urge extension to uranium import quota

A bipartisan group of US Senators has called for the Department of Commerce to extend the Russian Suspension Agreement, as recommended by the Nuclear Fuel Working Group.

Uranium & Fuel 21 May 2020


Euratom report focuses on security of fuel supply

Euratom report focuses on security of fuel supply

A newly released Euratom Supply Agency report has identified the three biggest threats to the availability of nuclear fuel in the EU - a lack of transport hubs open to nuclear shipments; a lack of investment in conversion facilities; and permanent reduction of production and withdrawal from uranium exploration.

Uranium & Fuel 12 May 2020


Producers announce pre-COVID uranium output

Producers announce pre-COVID uranium output

Production figures issued by Cameco and Kazatomprom for the first quarter of 2020 show a slight decrease on the same period last year, while those announced by the US Energy Information Administration show an 86% year-on-year fall from US facilities. This follows a year when US uranium production was the lowest on record.

Uranium & Fuel 04 May 2020


Ontario nuclear supply chain joins COVID-19 response

Ontario nuclear supply chain joins COVID-19 response

Bruce Power yesterday launched an initiative to leverage the supply chain developed for the Bruce Life Extension Programme to assist in the province's fight against the coronavirus and to help the economic recovery. The Bruce Power Retooling and Economic Recovery Council will include all of Bruce Power’s Ontario-based suppliers and will focus on the continued retooling of the supply chain to meet frontline COVID-19 needs.
 

Covid-19 01 May 2020


Next-generation technologies boosted by US NFWG

Next-generation technologies boosted by US NFWG

Support for the development of next-generation technologies and advanced fuels outlined in the report of the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group, published last week, will enable the country to remain competitive in this area, the Nuclear Energy Institute has said. Meanwhile, fuel cycle company Centrus said immediate action to restore the viability of the front-end of the US nuclear fuel cycle supports work to demonstrate the production of high-assay low-enriched uranium nuclear fuels and to establish an assured US supply base.

Uranium & Fuel 27 April 2020


Medical isotope supply chain faces challenges from COVID-19

Medical isotope supply chain faces challenges from COVID-19

The production of medical radioisotopes has continued during the COVID-19 pandemic but bottlenecks in transport and distribution could lead to shortages at hospitals, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency survey of the research reactors where the isotopes are produced.

Covid-19 21 April 2020


Russia's NCCP to supply Egyptian research reactor

Russia's NCCP to supply Egyptian research reactor

Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant has signed a 10-year contract with the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority for the supply of low-enriched nuclear fuel components, such as uranium and aluminium items, for the ETRR-2 research reactor. NCCP is a subsidiary of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL.
 

Uranium & Fuel 06 April 2020


Companies work on securing medical isotope supplies

Companies work on securing medical isotope supplies

Three recent announcements will help secure future supplies of vital medical radioisotopes. Westinghouse Electric Company and Nordion (Canada) Inc are to work together on technology to produce cobalt-60 in pressurised water reactors; Framatome and Kinectrics have launched a new joint venture to produce lutetium-177 in partnership with Bruce Power; and BWXT Technologies' proprietary technetium-99m generators have passed a testing milestone.

Regulation & Safety 28 February 2020


Romanian rescue loan broke EU rules, inquiry finds

Romanian rescue loan broke EU rules, inquiry finds

Romania must recover around EUR13 million (USD14 million) of rescue funding from uranium company Compania Națională a Uraniului SA after the European Commission found a restructuring plan for the company did not meet European Union rules on state aid.

Corporate 25 February 2020