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Yakutia nuclear icebreaker launched

Yakutia nuclear icebreaker launched

A launch ceremony at the Baltic Shipyard saw Victoria Abramchenko, a Deputy Prime Minister with a brief covering environmental issues, become the 'godmother' of the Yakutia and President Vladimir Putin give the command to launch the icebreaker by video.

New Nuclear 25 November 2022


Kazatomprom looking to increase quota for trans-Caspian uranium route

Kazatomprom looking to increase quota for trans-Caspian uranium route

NAC Kazatomprom said it is working to increase the 3500 tU quota limit on its trans-Caspian route, an alternative to shipment via St Petersburg. However, shipments via the alternative route may be subject to delays as it passes through different jurisdictions - Cameco said some material from the Inkai joint venture is currently being held up in Azerbaijan.

Uranium & Fuel 27 October 2022


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Tepco, Hitachi create JV to produce used fuel casks

Tepco, Hitachi create JV to produce used fuel casks

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc and Hitachi Zosen Corporation have established a 67-33 joint venture - known as Toso Mirai Manufacturing Company Limited - for the manufacture and sale of used fuel transport and storage casks as well as fuel debris storage containers.

Waste & Recycling 24 October 2022


Kazatomprom feels COVID-19 impact but shipments continue

Kazatomprom feels COVID-19 impact but shipments continue

JSC Kazatomprom has not experienced any issues or restrictions affecting the supply of its products to customers around the world, but is working to reinforce its alternative Caspian Sea route, the company said in its quarterly update. Uranium production was down year-on-year but its 2022 guidance remains unchanged.

Uranium & Fuel 01 August 2022


UK's Gemini waste packages re-enter service

UK's Gemini waste packages re-enter service

The first active shipment of legacy waste drums from Magnox Harwell in Oxfordshire, England, to Sellafield in Cumbria has been completed using the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Type B Gemini container fleet following a two-year refurbishment project.

Waste & Recycling 29 July 2022


Cameco uranium production forecast unchanged despite delays

Cameco uranium production forecast unchanged despite delays

First production from the McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill is expected by the end of the year despite some delays encountered in bringing the operation back from care and maintenance. Uranium shipments from its Inkai joint venture in Kazakhstan are on hold until an alternative shipping route is finalised.

Uranium & Fuel 28 July 2022


Chinese fuel container maker wins record European order

Chinese fuel container maker wins record European order

China's Nantong CIMC Energy Equipment Co Ltd has won an order for 3000 storage and transport containers for uranium hexafluoride from an undisclosed European customer. It said the order is the largest single order the company has received in the nuclear fuel transport container business to date and "sets a new record for the international nuclear fuel transport container industry".

Corporate 28 July 2022


Orano contracted to reprocess Fugen used fuel

Orano contracted to reprocess Fugen used fuel

Orano has been awarded a contract by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency for the transport and treatment in France of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor in Japan. In 2018, Orano was contracted to conduct preparatory work for the transport operations.

Waste & Recycling 28 June 2022


Cameco promises patience as uranium market realigns

Cameco promises patience as uranium market realigns

It will maintain a balanced and disciplined approach to supply decisions in the early stages of a security of supply-driven market transition, CEO Tim Gitzel said in the Canadian company's quarterly results webinar. The company is on track to restart its Canadian operations but is delaying deliveries from its Kazakh operations until a new shipping route is finalised.

Uranium & Fuel 05 May 2022


Last of legacy TRU waste from SRS arrives at WIPP

Last of legacy TRU waste from SRS arrives at WIPP

The final TRUPACT-III container of legacy transuranic waste from the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina recently arrived at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico for permanent disposal. A total of 239 such shipments have been made since 2011.

Waste & Recycling 05 May 2022