US ending sanctions waiver for site where Iran resumed uranium enrichment

The United States is ending a sanctions waiver for civil-nuclear work at a site where Iran recently announced it was enriching uranium, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday. “The United States will terminate the sanctions waiver related to the nuclear facility at Fordow effective Dec. 15, 2019,” Pompeo told reporters at the State Department. “The …

The Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) supports Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan, including their support of a globally competitive mining sector

The Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) supports Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan The Next Decade of Growth / 2020-2030, including their support of a globally competitive mining sector. “The mining sector continues to be a primary engine of growth for the Saskatchewan economy. By providing a stable framework for growth of the mining sector, Saskatchewan communities, residents and …

Saudi nuclear: talks ongoing with US to allow kingdom nuclear technology

A senior US official has confirmed that Washington is in talks with Riyadh about supporting Saudi Arabia’s planned nuclear programme. Speaking in Abu Dhabi on 26 October, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry Perry confirmed that talks were ongoing. Perry told the forum that Saudi Arabia’s leadership in Riyadh wanted to sign a ‘123 Agreement’ with …

President Trump nominates Dan Brouillette to be United States Secretary of Energy

Today, President Donald J. Trump formally nominated Dan Brouillette to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Energy. Brouillette, current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy, would replace sitting Secretary Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. “It has been the opportunity of a lifetime to serve as Secretary of Energy. I have the utmost …

The uranium industry wants to be great again, but how long will it take?

Uranium markets have been struggling for several years, and industry commentators have been saying for awhile now that the recovery is coming. But just how close is it? From $US140 highs in 2007, prices shrunk due to the GFC and Japan’s Fukushima disaster and the industry struggled. Uranium prices 2007-2019 (Pic: Bloomberg) In 2019, there …

Could Small-Scale Nuclear Power Plants Be A Game-Changer?

A big step for decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution came this week from Poland. A chemicals company there called Synthos has begun the process to commission a small nuclear power plant from GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. The plant will only have a capacity of 300 MW, but this is enough for its specific purpose. This nuclear plant …

Russia invites Namibia to cooperate in production of nuclear fuel

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Namibian President Hage Gottfried Geingob to establish cooperation in production of uranium fuel. According to the Russian leader the development of mineral resources, in particular, uranium resources of Namibia could be an important part of the interaction in the energy sector. “Russia ranks fifth in the world among producers of …