Uranium stocks Articles

Boss launches Honeymoon restart strategy

Jul 03, 2018 / World Nuclear News

Boss Resources has launched a three-phase restart strategy for the Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia, which it acquired in December 2015. The company said today it has de-risked the project commercially and technically, and has already begun work on the first phase of the programme which will take it to the point where it is ready to resume production.Phase 1 of the restart strategy inc...Read More

IEA meeting considers future of nuclear

Jul 02, 2018 / World Nuclear News

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has held a high-level meeting to identify the key issues faced by nuclear energy and to explore its future. Under current policies, together with limited investment in new reactors, nuclear's contribution to the energy mix in developed economies is set to decline significantly, the meeting heard.Attendees at the IEA high-level meeting (Image: IEA)"For more tha...Read More

IAEA completes UAE nuclear infrastructure review

Jul 02, 2018 / World Nuclear News

A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts has completed a review of the United Arab Emirates' overall nuclear energy infrastructure, the first ever Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) conducted for a country in the final phase of the Agency's Milestones approach to infrastructure development.Kovachev, on the left, and FANR Deputy Director of Operations Raoul Awad (Ima...Read More

Nuclear power beyond electricity

Jun 29, 2018 / Staff reporter

Non-electric applications powered by nuclear energy offer increased energy efficiency and represent sustainable solutions for a number of energy challenges current and future generations will have to face. There is growing interest in increasing nuclear energy efficiency by using heat and other forms of energy generated by nuclear power plants as a by-product for seawater desalination, hydrogen pr...Read More

Bruce Power and ITM to supply cancer therapy isotope

Jun 29, 2018 / World Nuclear News

Bruce Power and ITG, a subsidiary of radiopharmaceutical technology company ITM Isotopen Technologien Mnchen (ITM), have launched a joint effort to explore the production of the medical radioisotope lutetium-177 (Lu-177) at Bruce Power's Candu reactors.ITM's Mark Harfensteller, seated at left, signs the MoU with Bruce's James Scongack, front centre. Also shown are Bruce Power's Pat Dalzell at fron...Read More

Energy Fuels mulling paying off debt after raising significant cash

Jun 28, 2018 / Giles Gwinnett

Energy Fuels Inc (TSE:EFR, NYSE:UUUU) is mulling using recent cash raised to pay off long term debt as well as to finance vanadium production activities.The miner was added to the Russell 3000 index on  June 25, and since May 11 has seen strength in its share price and increased volumes.READ: Uranium miner Energy Fuels joins Russell 3000 IndexBetween those dates it raised $16 million through...Read More

EDF and Veolia partner on robotics and vitrification

Jun 28, 2018 / World Nuclear News

EDF and Veolia are to co-develop robotic solutions for dismantling gas-cooled reactors and for vitrifying radioactive waste in France and worldwide, under a partnership agreement announced on 26 June. The deal is one of a set of official cooperation agreements EDF has signed with European partners in the decommissioning and radioactive waste management sector.Jean-Bernard Lvy, on the left, and Ant...Read More

The quest to find a trillion-dollar nuclear fuel on the moon

Jun. 27, 2018, 5:21 AM / Bloomberg News

India's space program wants to go where no nation has gone before -- to the south side of the moon. And once it gets there, it will study the potential for mining a source of waste-free nuclear energy that could be worth trillions of dollars.The nation's equivalent of NASA will launch a rover in October to explore virgin territory on the lunar surface and analyze crust samples for signs of water a...Read More

US dignitaries endorse nuclear's importance

Jun 27, 2018 / World Nuclear News

A group of 75 senior US figures, including former statesmen, military, industrial and academic leaders, have written to Energy Secretary Rick Perry imploring him to take immediate action to prevent the closure of reactors, citing the contribution of nuclear power to national security. Meanwhile, the US Senate has passed a 2019 appropriations bill providing USD1.2 billion for nuclear energy program...Read More

IAEA emphasises vital role of uranium

Jun 27, 2018 / World Nuclear News

For the foreseeable future, most new nuclear power technologies will still run, wholly or partially, on uranium, so it is important that this vital resource is mined, produced and managed sustainably, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano said this week. It is also essential to take full account of environmental concerns, "both to ensure public acceptance today an...Read More

Jun 25 Uranium week: stalling again

Jun 26 2018 / Greg Peel

Weekly Reports |Jun 26 2018Following a recent burst of activity, volatility in the uranium market has waned once more.-Volume reasonable but volatility diminished-Uncertainty persists-New age reactor completes testingBy Greg PeelVolume in the uranium spot markets was a bit lower last week than the week before but not unreasonable, with 1.3mlbs U3O8 equivalent changing hands in eight transactions,...Read More

Westwater Resources Publishes Optimized Business Plan for the Coosa Graphite Project

Jun 26, 2018 / Staff reporter

Outlines Development of Battery-Graphite Manufacturing Business in Alabama Producing Advanced, High Quality and High Margin Graphite Products for Battery ManufacturersCENTENNIAL, Colo., June 26, 2018 - Westwater Resources, Inc. ("Westwater," or the "Company") (Nasdaq: WWR), a green energy materials development company, announced today that it has issued its business plan for producing advanced gra...Read More

Russia, Rwanda establish nuclear energy ties

Jun 26, 2018 / World Nuclear News

Russia's Rosatom and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The document was signed on 22 June by Rosatom Deputy Director General Nikolay Spassky and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda to the Russian Federation Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya.Spassky and Mujawamariya at...Read More

Progress for Orano fuel cycle projects

Jun 25, 2018 / World Nuclear News

China National Nuclear Corporation subsidiary CNLA and Orano Projects, a subsidiary of French nuclear company Orano, have agreed on preparatory works for a Chinese plant to process and recycle used nuclear fuel, Orano announced today. Orano is also reported to be planning investments in its French uranium conversion facility.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe arriving in Shenzhen on 22 June (Image: F...Read More

Republic of Turkey Revokes Temrezli and Sefaatli Licenses and Offers Compensation

Jun 22, 2018 / Staff reporter

CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 22, 2018 - Westwater Resources, Inc. ("Westwater," or the "Company") (Nasdaq: WWR), an energy materials development company, announced today that it received notification from the Generate Directorate of Mining Affairs, a department of the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, that the mining and exploration licenses for WWR's Temrezli and Sefaatli projects have...Read More

Chinese AP1000s pass commissioning milestones

Jun 22, 2018 / World Nuclear News

The start of power generation by two AP1000 reactors under construction in China moved a step closer yesterday with first criticality being achieved at Sanmen 1 and the loading of fuel beginning at Haiyang 1. Both units are expected to start up by the end of this year, becoming the first operating AP1000 reactors.Sanmen units 1 and 2 (Image: Westinghouse)Unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in...Read More

US project to recycle naval fuel gets Senate approval

Jun 22, 2018 / World Nuclear News

The US Senate has approved a proposal for a USD15 million pilot programme to recycle used naval nuclear fuel for use as fuel in advanced nuclear reactors. The proposal - an amendment to the fiscal 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill - was adopted by the full Senate by 87 votes to 9.Low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel used in today's nuclear power plants typically contains less than 5% of fissile...Read More

UK regulator reports on progress in 2017-2018

Jun 21, 2018 / World Nuclear News

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has published its annual report highlighting the extent of its regulatory activities. These included more than 1000 inspections, design acceptance confirmation for a new reactor, ongoing modernisation of its regulations, and its participation in the first European topical peer review on ageing management of nuclear power plants.The more than 1000 inspec...Read More

RANKED: Countries where publicly-traded miners operate

Jun. 20, 2018, 12:13 PM / Michael Allan McCrae

The United States has twice as many operating mines owned by publicly-traded companies than any other country, according to data from Mining Intelligence.As of this month there are 845 operating mines in the U.S., giving it 20% of the world's total.Russia is second with 408. Canada ranked eighth with just 167 operating mines.Mines considered in the survey had the following criteria:Mines are owned...Read More

EU must support extended use of reactors, says Foratom

Jun 20, 2018 / World Nuclear News

Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, has called on the European Commission and other EU institutions to recognise and reward the long-term operation (LTO) of nuclear power reactors in their role to help Europe meet its climate targets.There are 126 operational power reactors in 14 EU Member States, providing more than one-quarter of the bloc's total electricity production. In its Communicatio...Read More