Japan’s plutonium glut casts a shadow on renewed nuclear deal

TOKYO — The decision Jan. 16 to automatically extend a nuclear agreement with the U.S. came as a relief to a Japanese government worried about the prospect of renegotiating the basis for a cornerstone of its energy policy. But friction remains over a massive store of plutonium that highlights the problems with the nation’s ambitious …

Ukraine Cuts Dependence on Russian Nuclear Fuel, Moves Away From Coal

Westinghouse will extend nuclear fuel deliveries to seven of Ukraine’s fifteen nuclear power units to 2021–2025, in line with a contract signed between this firm and Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear power company Energoatom. Deliveries to Ukraine under the new deal are to begin immediately after the current contract expires in 2020. Moreover, fuel components for local …

‘Buy America’ uranium petition prompts fuel buyers to re-examine sourcing

A petition filed by two US uranium-producing companies that asks the Trump administration to require that 25% of US reactor operator uranium requirements be met with domestically sourced material will prompt many US nuclear fleet fuel buyers to re-examine their near- and long-term uranium sourcing strategies, an industry consultant said in a January 29 interview. …

Westinghouse to Continue Nuclear Fuel Delivery to Ukraine Through 2025

BRUSSELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has signed a nuclear fuel contract extension with Ukraine’s State Enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generation Company (SE NNEGC) Energoatom. The contract includes nuclear fuel deliveries to seven of Ukraine’s 15 nuclear power reactors between 2021 and 2025, expanding and extending the existing contract for six reactors that was …

Ukraine Buys Nuclear Fuel for $213 Mln in Six Months of 2017

KYIV. Aug 22 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine in January-June this year purchased nuclear fuel for a total of $212.808 million. According to the State Statistics Service, during this period Ukrainian nuclear power plants purchased Russian fuel for $130.076 million, Swedish products worth $82.732 million. Thus, the share of purchases of nuclear fuel by Ukraine in January-May …

Australia quietly makes first uranium shipment to India three years after supply agreement

Three years after signing a civilian nuclear supply treaty, the Federal Government confirmed overnight the first shipment of Australian uranium has left for India.Foreign Minister Julie Bishop provided little detail about the inaugural sale, saying only that it was subject to commercial negotiations.The supply deal with India, signed in 2014, is the first of its …