Memorandum on the Effect of Uranium Imports on the National Security and Establishment of the United States Nuclear Fuel Working Group

  MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS THE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR ECONOMIC POLICY …

Bright spots in tough industry: Saskatchewan’s potash, uranium and gold have good news stories to share

It has not been an easy few years for Saskatchewan’s multi-billion dollar mining sector. Persistently weak commodity prices have forced the province’s largest mining companies to cut costs and scale back production. The uranium sector has been especially hard-hit, leading to the shuttering of two mines and a mill in northern Saskatchewan. Investment in exploration …

Uranium investors nervously await White House decision

Donald Trump could decide to impose tariffs after probe into the nuclear fuel The uranium market is on tenterhooks as US president Donald Trump decides whether to impose tariffs or import quotas on the nuclear fuel. After a petition by two domestic miners, Washington’s Department of Commerce launched an investigation last year into the national security …

U.S. agency submits uranium import probe to White House

The U.S. Commerce Department has submitted to the White House the results of a national security investigation into uranium imports, a spokesman for the department said on Monday. The “Section 232” probe was prompted by a petition filed by two U.S. uranium mining companies, Ur-Energy Inc and Energy Fuels Inc, complaining that subsidized foreign competitors …

Việt Nam goes for nuclear power

Nguyễn Tuấn Khải, director general of the Việt Nam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety, talks to Lao động cuối tuần (Weekend Labour) newspaper about his agency’s capacity to operate a nuclear power plant. What are the advantages and disadvantages of project VN3.01/13 on strengthening the capacity and effectiveness  of the Việt Nam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety? …

The Rooppur NPP (Bangladesh) specialists have started their practical training at the Novovoronezh NPP

The team of the Rooppur NPP, which is now being constructed in Bangladesh following the Rosatom State Corporation’s project, has arrived to the Novovoronezh NPP to undertake their practical training. The first group of seven has already started the classes. This practical training for the Bangladeshi specialists is held under the bilateral agreement, according to …

Russian control of US uranium supply is a huge national security problem

The Trump administration is to be commended for its “energy dominance” policy with respect to oil and natural gas production, but on domestic uranium mining, used for nuclear power generation and national defense purposes, it is the United States that is being dominated.  Fortunately, the administration is considering new corrective measures to address this vulnerability …

Uranium Week: Even More Complicated

Congress has now weighed into the 232 debate, potentially further delaying a decision from the White House. Congress moves to curb presidential power Uncertainty constraining uranium market volumes Last week the chairman of the US Senate Finance Committee, Republican Charles Grassley, directed his staff to work with senators on both sides of the aisle to …

Want to whip climate change? Go nuclear, says Alberta advocate

Want to whip climate change? It’s time to embrace the nuclear option, which is, in fact, nuclear power. So argues Alberta’s most enthusiastic advocate for nuclear power, engineer Sean Wagner, who runs the Alberta Nuclear Nucleus blog to educate folks on the benefits of nuclear energy. Alberta uses 10 to 11 gigawatts of electrical power …