Uranium & Fuel

Uranium & Fuel
First Westinghouse fuel loaded at Bulgaria's Kozloduy

First Westinghouse fuel loaded at Bulgaria's Kozloduy

Bulgarian Prime Minister Dimitar Glavchev was among those marking the loading of Westinghouse VVER fuel into the country's Kozloduy nuclear power plant's unit 5, part of its supply diversification process.

Uranium & Fuel 29 May 2024


Podcast: World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2024

Podcast: World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2024

The challenges and opportunities arising from the goal of tripling nuclear energy capacity feature in a special report on discussions at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2024 event in Kazakhstan.

Uranium & Fuel 01 May 2024


DOE unveils process for Russian LEU import waivers

DOE unveils process for Russian LEU import waivers

The US Department of Energy has issued details of the process for obtaining waivers to allow the import of limited quantities of Russian-origin low-enriched uranium to ensure US nuclear plants do not experience supply disruptions when the recently signed prohibition law comes into force.
 

Uranium & Fuel 23 May 2024


Uganda looks to potential uranium production

Uganda looks to potential uranium production

The Government of Uganda is hosting an International Atomic Energy Agency Integrated Uranium Production Cycle Review mission as it reviews its potential to produce uranium to support its plans for 24,000 MWe of nuclear capacity.

Uranium & Fuel 16 May 2024


US Q1 uranium production highest since 2018

US Q1 uranium production highest since 2018

US production of 82,533 pounds U3O8 (32.1 tU) in the first quarter of 2024 was the highest Q1 production since 2018 and almost 80% more than production for the whole of 2023.

Uranium & Fuel 14 May 2024


Post-irradiation testing of high-burnup fuel under way at ORNL

Post-irradiation testing of high-burnup fuel under way at ORNL

High burnup fuel rods manufactured by GE Vernova's Global Nuclear Fuel are being examined at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory after spending six years in a commercial nuclear power reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 10 May 2024


UK aims for Urenco-built HALEU facility by 2031

UK aims for Urenco-built HALEU facility by 2031

The UK government is awarding GBP196 million (USD245 million) to Urenco to build a uranium enrichment facility with the capacity to produce up to 10 tonnes of high-assay low-enriched uranium per year by 2031.

Uranium & Fuel 08 May 2024


Niger minister visits Dasa uranium project

Niger minister visits Dasa uranium project

Niger's Mines Minister Ousmane Abarchi took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the processing plant at Global Atomic Corporation's site, and expressed the government's support for the project when he visited the mine on 3 May.

Uranium & Fuel 07 May 2024


Former Canadian uranium mine site returned to province

Former Canadian uranium mine site returned to province

The Province of Saskatchewan has released the former Cluff Lake uranium mine and mill site from decommissioning approvals and its associated surface lease, Orano Canada Inc has announced. The area now has unrestricted public access.

Uranium & Fuel 03 May 2024


US Senate passes act banning Russian uranium imports

US Senate passes act banning Russian uranium imports

The Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act, which will ban the importation into the USA of low-enriched uranium that is produced in Russia or by a Russian entity, will now go to President Biden to be signed into law.

Uranium & Fuel 01 May 2024