Trump’s Section 232 refusal activates institutional investors on uranium upside

Tribeca Global Natural Resources Ltd. says President Donald Trump’s refusal to impose U.S. uranium production quotas has awoken institutional investors to uranium, thus removing the “handbrake” holding back investment in the sector for the past year. Defying a U.S. Commerce Department Section 232 investigation finding that uranium imports threaten national security, Trump refused the recommendation …

US regulator seeks to improve efficiency

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has proposed a reduction in the frequency and scope of inspections at the country’s more than 90 nuclear power units to help reduce costs and improve efficiency. In response, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) said “smarter regulations” can help nuclear plant owners and operators allocate time and resources to …

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? …