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Cameco underlines ongoing commitment to Yeelirrie

Cameco underlines ongoing commitment to Yeelirrie

Cameco has requested an extension to state-level environmental approvals for the Yeelirrie project and remains committed to it, the Canadian company said. The government of Western Australia previously set a deadline of 20 January this year for the company to demonstrate "substantial commencement" of the project.

Uranium & Fuel 25 January 2022


Regulator authorises expansion of Canadian mill tailings facility

Regulator authorises expansion of Canadian mill tailings facility

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has amended the uranium mine and mill licence held by Orano Canada Inc allowing it to expand the JEB tailings management facility at McClean Lake.

Uranium & Fuel 18 January 2022


Decree allows further development at Russian ISL project

Decree allows further development at Russian ISL project

Further development of the Khokhlovskoye uranium deposit in the Kurgan region of Russia can proceed after the Russian government classified sites within JSC Dalur's existing licence as "industrial land". The government decree was issued after a public inquiry where local residents approved amendments to municipal land use rules.

Uranium & Fuel 18 January 2022


Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic have enabled Kazatomprom's assets to operate throughout recent events in Kazakhstan. The overall impact of the recent period of unrest on the company's business has been minor, but pandemic-related supply chain challenges remain a concern, it said.

Uranium & Fuel 14 January 2022


Kazatomprom says operations 'normal' despite unrest

Kazatomprom says operations 'normal' despite unrest

Kazatomprom's offices, production facilities and mines have not been impacted by civil unrest that began in the country on 2 January and are operating normally, the company has said. The company added that it was working to prevent destabilisation of its production sites, but a high risk of supply chain disruptions could result in limited access to key operating materials.

Uranium & Fuel 11 January 2022


Uranium sector monitors evolving Kazakh situation

Uranium sector monitors evolving Kazakh situation

Disruptions in Kazakhstan, where ongoing unrest may add to pre-existing operating risks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, could be a "significant catalyst" for the uranium market, Canadian uranium company Cameco has said. Kazakh uranium producer Kazatomprom has said it will meet all delivery deadlines.

Uranium & Fuel 07 January 2022


Ukraine pushes for domestic uranium supply

Ukraine pushes for domestic uranium supply

A programme to make Ukraine self-sufficient in uranium by 2027 has been approved by the country's cabinet. Nuclear power is planned for significant expansion beyond the 54% of electricity it already provides in Ukraine.

Uranium & Fuel 05 January 2022


US uranium acquisition completed

US uranium acquisition completed

Uranium development company enCore Energy has completed its acquisition of Azarga Uranium, consolidating the two companies' US exploration and development stage in-situ leach uranium projects and estimated resources totalling 99 million pounds U3O8 (38,080 tU). Azarga is now a 100%-owned subsidiary of enCore.

Uranium & Fuel 05 January 2022


TVEL starts PWR fuel fabrication at Novosibirsk

TVEL starts PWR fuel fabrication at Novosibirsk

TVEL has launched a new fabrication facility for pressurised water reactor fuel at the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant site in Russia. The facility will enable Rosatom's fuel division to supply modified versions of its TVS-K nuclear fuel to PWR plants around the world, the company said.
 

Uranium & Fuel 29 December 2021


First batch of REMIX fuel begins trial

First batch of REMIX fuel begins trial

The first full assemblies of a new kind of nuclear fuel have been loaded into Russia's Balakovo 1 for a five-year trial. Rosatom's REMIX fuel promises to close the fuel cycle using today's light-water reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 22 December 2021