Uranium stocks Articles

GE Power starts Arabelle production for Hinkley Point C

Jun 20, 2018 / World Nuclear News

GE Power's Steam Power and EDF Energy have reached a key project milestone with the start of manufacturing of the first rotor of the Arabelle steam turbine at GE's Belfort, France, centre of excellence for the Hinkley Point C project in England. The contract, awarded in May 2016, is on track to have its first 1770 MWe EPR reactor unit completed by 2025, GE said today.An Arabelle steam turbine roto...Read More

Jun 19 Uranium week: no immediate need

Jun 19 2018 / Greg Peel

Weekly Reports |Jun 19 2018The US regulator has criticised the president's directive that would see electricity providers forced to buy nuclear power.-US regulator criticises Trump-Korean reactor to shut down early-Spot price wanes as demand subsidesBy Greg PeelThe story in the US so far...US legacy nuclear plants are closing down or threatening to close down as they cannot compete with gas-fired...Read More

Genkai unit 4 supplying power again

Jun 19, 2018 / World Nuclear News

Unit 4 of Kyushu Electric Power Company's Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture today became the ninth Japanese reactor to resume power generation. The 1180 MWe pressurised water reactor is expected to re-enter commercial operation in mid-July.The four-unit Genkai plant (Image: Kyushu)The utility began the process of extracting the control rods from the reactor on 16 June. Kyushu announced...Read More

DOE funding for advanced nuclear technology R&D

Jun 19, 2018 / World Nuclear News

The US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Nuclear Energy has awarded nearly USD64 million to 89 projects for nuclear energy research, facility access and crosscutting technology and infrastructure development. The funds will be provided to DOE national laboratories, industry and 39 US universities in 29 states.The awards provide funding for nuclear energy-related research through three DOE n...Read More

Belgian outages rescheduled for concrete checks

Jun 18, 2018 / World Nuclear News

Belgium's nuclear power plant operator Electrabel has revised the timetable for scheduled maintenance outages at three of its reactors to check for degradation of concrete in the ceilings of buildings housing back-up safety-related equipment. The extended outages will cost the company some EUR250 million (USD290 million).The Tihange plant (Image: Electrabel)During a planned outage at Doel unit 3,...Read More

Trump trade war blows up big week for mining majors

Jun. 15, 2018, 12:53 PM / Frik Els

Big mining blastedMining and metals investors were offloading the sector's big names on Friday over fears of the impact of a trade war between the US and China, which is responsible for nearly half the world's industrial metal demand and two-thirds of the world's seaborne trade in steelmaking raw materials.Copper fell nearly 3% to $3.13 a pound or $6,900 a tonne, pushing the bellwether metal back...Read More

Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake

Jun. 15, 2018, 6:47 AM / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

This first gram of yellowcake was produced from uranium captured from seawater with modified yarn. Chien Wai and colleagues at LCW Supercritical Technologies produced the yellowcake, a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production.Credit: LCW Supercritical TechnologiesSEQUIM, Wash. - For the first time, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Super...Read More

Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake

Jun. 14, 2018, 12:54 PM / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

SEQUIM, Wash. - For the first time, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake - a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production - using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater."This is a significant milestone," said Gary Gill, a researcher at PNNL, a Department of Energy national lab...Read More

Start-up of Finnish EPR put back four months

Jun 14, 2018 / World Nuclear News

Regular electricity generation at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in Finland is now expected to begin in September 2019 as commissioning tests will take longer than planned, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced yesterday. According to the previous schedule provided by plant supplier the Areva-Siemens consortium, production was planned to start next May.The Olkiluoto EPR, pictured in August 2...Read More

First yellowcake from seawater for US team

Jun 14, 2018 / World Nuclear News

Researchers have successfully used acrylic fibres to extract uranium from seawater in a trial conducted at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The team say the technology, which uses inexpensive material, could be competitive with the costs of land-based uranium mining.Yellowcake produced from uranium captured from seawater using LCW's modified yarn (Image: LCW)The material was developed...Read More

Westwater Resources Further Strengthens Balance Sheet to Support Ongoing Growth Strategy

Jun 14, 2018 / Staff reporter

CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 14, 2018 - Westwater Resources, Inc. ("Westwater," or the "Company") (Nasdaq: WWR), an energy materials development company, announced today that it has strengthened its balance sheet, completing a registered direct offering with Aspire Capital Fund, LLC ("Aspire") whereby Aspire purchased a combination of 8,686,291 common shares and pre-funded common stock purchase warrant...Read More

The Uranium Market Found Its Bottom - Now Is Really The Time To Buy

June 14, 2018 / Adem Tumerkan

Adem Tumerkan June 14, 2018 Category: Research "Either you're a contrarian, or you're the victim - you choose. . ."I heard Rick Rule - the famed resource investor – say these words once. And it made a huge impact in my investing life.What this simple sentence meant to me was that you must be skeptical of what the crowd is doing. And above all, never follow the crowd into stocks.Being contrar...Read More

Decommissioning plan for Tokai approved

Jun 13, 2018 / World Nuclear News

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has today approved the decommissioning plan for the country's oldest reprocessing plant. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) announced in September 2014 that it would permanently shut down the reprocessing plant in Tokai, Ibaraki prefecture.Modifications to the plant required under post-Fukushima safety regulations were too costly, JAEA decided. New saf...Read More

Jun 13 Uranium week: unprecedented intervention

Jun 13 2018 / Greg Peel

Weekly Reports |Jun 13 2018Donald Trump is looking to take extraordinary measures to save America's coal-fired and nuclear power generators.-US government to intervene in electricity market-Upbeat mood at nuclear conference-Spot price continues to tick higher By Greg PeelWhile the US oil & gas industry is enjoying a significant resurgence with the advent of new technologies in shale fracking, the...Read More

Westwater Resources Retains Porter, LeVay & Rose as its Investor Relations Advisor of Record

Jun 13, 2018 / Staff reporter

Furthering Investment Community Engagement CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 13, 2018 - Westwater Resources, Inc. ("Westwater," or the "Company") (Nasdaq: WWR), an energy materials development company, announced today that it has retained long-standing agency Porter, LeVay & Rose Inc., as its investor relations advisor of record, to lead the Company's awareness efforts with the investment community.Christop...Read More

URANIUM: NexGen sums up Arrow studies

June 13, 2018 / Canadian Mining Journal

Drilling at the Rook 1 project in the Athabasca Basin. (Image: NexGen Energy)SASKATCHEWAN - NexGen Energy of Vancouver has taken a look at all the pre-feasibility stage technical studies done on the Arrow uranium deposit at the Rook 1 project in the Athabasca Basin. Here is a peek at what will go into the pre-feasibility study.The bench scale metallurgical study demonstrated that high purity yello...Read More

Ontario Power Generation starts rebuilding Darlington 2

Jun 12, 2018 / World Nuclear News

Work has begun to reassemble Darlington unit 2, Ontario Power Generation announced yesterday. The 878 MWe Candu unit is the first of Darlington's four reactors to undergo refurbishment to enable it to operate for a further 30 years.The reactor face of Darlington 2 (Image: Ontario Power Generation)Refurbishment of Darlington 2 began in 2016 when the reactor was shut down and isolated from the opera...Read More

Cooperation strengthens mining radiation protection

Jun 12, 2018 / World Nuclear News

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) are to work together to enhance radiation protection of workers in the uranium mining and processing industries under a new cooperation agreement.Larsson (on the left) and Pinak pictured at the signing of the agreement in Melbourne (Image: IAEA)The agreement between the two org...Read More

There's too much uranium in India's water, and nobody's watching it

Jun. 11, 2018, 8:29 AM / Business Insider

Uranium, known for its radioactive properties, has been found in predominant quantities in India's groundwater across 16 states. This is the first time that the extent of uranium present in the country's groundwater has been evaluated.According to a study in the Environmental Science and Technology Letters, the prevalence of uranium in the country's groundwater is well above the acceptable standar...Read More

US to spend $1 million on abandoned uranium mines cleanup

Jun. 11, 2018, 8:08 AM / Cecilia Jamasmie

The US House of Representatives has approved an amendment to an energy and water act expediting the cleanup of abandoned uranium mines across the country, particularly in the so-called Arizona Strip, which contains about 40% of the country's reserves of the yellow metal.Uranium was extracted there, mostly within the vast Navajo Nation reservation - from western New Mexico into Arizona and southern...Read More