Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
Zaporozhe 5 loaded exclusively with Westinghouse fuel

Zaporozhe 5 loaded exclusively with Westinghouse fuel

The core of unit 5 at the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been fully loaded with VVER-1000 fuel produced by Westinghouse, operator Energoatom announced yesterday. In July 2018, unit 3 of the South Ukraine plant became the first VVER-1000 reactor anywhere to operate with a full core of fuel not supplied by Russia.

Uranium & Fuel 12 December 2019


Russia suspends Fordow project in Iran

Russia suspends Fordow project in Iran

TVEL has announced the suspension of its work to upgrade the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant because Iran fed uranium hexafluoride into two gas centrifuge cascades located in the same room as the cascades meant to be reengineered for stable medical isotope production.

Uranium & Fuel 06 December 2019


Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Orano has formally established a joint venture company with Uzbekistan's State Committee on Geological and Mineral Resources. The new company, Nurlikum Mining, will conduct mineral exploration and mining activities in the Central Asian country.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2019


Site of former Swedish uranium mine released

Site of former Swedish uranium mine released

The site of the former Ranstad uranium mine and processing facilities has been released from oversight under the Radiation Protection Act and the Nuclear Technology Act by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. The site, which already hosts an industrial park, is now free for any use.

Uranium & Fuel 25 November 2019


EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

Significant progress has been made in cleaning up some of the legacy waste from historic uranium mining in Central Asia, but much remains to be done, with additional donations from the international community needed to complete this vital remediation work, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development says.

Uranium & Fuel 13 November 2019


Aura seeks compensation for Swedish uranium ban

Aura seeks compensation for Swedish uranium ban

Australia's Aura Energy has lodged a claim against the Swedish government for compensation for the financial loss resulting from a ban on uranium exploration and mining, introduced in August 2018. The company had planned to extract uranium as a by-product from its 100%-owned Häggån polymetallic project in Sweden.

Uranium & Fuel 11 November 2019


GNF and X-energy team up to produce TRISO fuel

GNF and X-energy team up to produce TRISO fuel

Global Nuclear Fuel and X-energy are to collaborate to produce high-assay low-enriched uranium tristructural isotropic particle nuclear fuel, which they expect to be able to produce at lower costs than other potential manufacturers.
 

Uranium & Fuel 07 November 2019


ARMZ starts exploration of Dobrovolnoye uranium deposit

ARMZ starts exploration of Dobrovolnoye uranium deposit

ARMZ, the uranium mining division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced the start of exploration work at the Dobrovolnoye uranium deposit in the Zverinogolovsky district of the Kurgan region of Russia. ARMZ subsidiary JSC Dalur received a permit for the project in June 2017, and ARMZ said yesterday that Rusburmash, its geological exploration and drilling subsidiary, plans to drill 238 wells and carry out geophysical surveys at the site.

Uranium & Fuel 07 November 2019


Centrus signs HALEU contract with Department of Energy

Centrus signs HALEU contract with Department of Energy

US company Centrus Energy Corp has signed a three-year contract with the Department of Energy to deploy a cascade of centrifuges to demonstrate production of high-assay, low-enriched uranium fuel for advanced reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 06 November 2019


TVEL inks fuel supply contract for Xudabao units

TVEL inks fuel supply contract for Xudabao units

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has signed a contract for nuclear fuel supply to the planned units 3 and 4 of the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province.

Uranium & Fuel 06 November 2019