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Energy Fuels looks to rare earths to enhance White Mesa operations

Energy Fuels looks to rare earths to enhance White Mesa operations

Energy Fuels Inc is continuing work on a programme to investigate using the USA's only currently operational conventional uranium mill, White Mesa, to process uranium and thorium-bearing rare earth element (REE) ores and recover uranium while producing REE concentrates.

Uranium & Fuel 22 May 2020


US uranium output falls 89% in 2019

US uranium output falls 89% in 2019

The USA produced a total of 0.17 million pounds U3O8 (65.4 tU) of uranium concentrate from all domestic sources in 2019, according to a newly published annual report from the US Energy Information Administration. This was 89% less than in 2018.

Uranium & Fuel 19 May 2020


EBRD sees progress with uranium remediation

EBRD sees progress with uranium remediation

Work to remediate legacy uranium mining sites can begin in Tajikistan now that the country's framework agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has entered into force. The bank has also announced the signature of a contract for remediation work at the Shekaftar site in Kyrgyzstan.

Uranium & Fuel 05 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


Working group presents strategy for US uranium revival

Working group presents strategy for US uranium revival

Directly purchasing uranium by establishing a uranium reserve, ending the Department of Energy's bartering of uranium and re-evaluating DOE's excess uranium inventory management policy are among the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group's recommendations to the US Administration in a strategy it published yesterday on reviving the USA's nuclear fuel cycle.

Uranium & Fuel 24 April 2020


Canadian firms extend suspension of uranium operations

Canadian firms extend suspension of uranium operations

The Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan is to remain in care and maintenance for an "indeterminate period" as the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic persist, Cameco announced yesterday at the same time as it withdrew its 2020 Outlook. Orano has also extended the suspension of production at its McClean Lake mill, where Cigar Lake ore is processed.

Covid-19 14 April 2020


Kazatomprom updates operations under COVID-19 lockdown

Kazatomprom updates operations under COVID-19 lockdown

Kazatomprom said today that it expects Kazakhstan's 2020 annual uranium production volume to decrease by up to 4,000 tU from previous expectations as the company introduces measures to comply with COVID-19 lockdown requirements. Measures that will result in a lower level of wellfield activity, and thus a reduction in production volume, are expected to remain in place for three months. Kazatomprom is the world's biggest uranium producer, accounting for 23% of global output of the metal in 2018.

Covid-19 07 April 2020


Global Atomic discusses plans for Niger uranium project

Global Atomic discusses plans for Niger uranium project

Canada-based Global Atomic Corporation said yesterday it is in discussions with Orano Mining to deliver uranium-bearing rock from its Dasa project in Niger to Orano's Somaïr facility for processing. The company has changed its plans for the mine which it now intends to develop as an underground-only operation, and expects to release a preliminary economic assessment for the project within the second quarter of this year.

Uranium & Fuel 31 March 2020


Rössing operations suspended in Namibian lockdown

Rössing operations suspended in Namibian lockdown

CNNC Rössing Uranium has announced the suspension of normal mining operations at the Rössing uranium mine in Namibia from 28 March because of a partial lockdown of the Erongo region in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Elsewhere, uranium miners continue to address issues arising from the global pandemic.

Covid-19 30 March 2020


Canadian uranium operations suspended in response to COVID-19

Canadian uranium operations suspended in response to COVID-19

Cameco is temporarily suspending production at its Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan and placing the facility in safe care and maintenance mode during the COVID-19 pandemic. In consultation with Cameco, Orano Canada Inc is suspending production at its McClean Lake uranium mill, where ore from Cigar Lake is processed. The suspensions at both operations are expected to last at least four weeks.

Covid-19 24 March 2020