Uranium recovery project in Wyoming can expand

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management approved the expansion of the Lost Creek uranium in-situ recovery project, an existing uranium mine operated by Lost Creek ISR in Sweetwater County. The record of decision, signed by Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals Joseph Balash, will strengthen energy security, expand infrastructure and bolster …

Ukraine becomes first world country to diversify nuclear fuel supplies

“For decades, the FSB agents, the Russian lobby at the highest levels have slowed down the process of diversification. Moreover, the regime of Yanukovych practically buried that process by stopping it. Only after demonstration of political will over the past five years, thanks to cooperation with the Westinghouse company, Ukraine has become the first country …

China’s nuclear reactor building spree

Chinese officials say the nation’s humming economy means that no fewer than eight, million-kilowatt class nuclear reactors must enter service each year to help keep the nation’s electricity supply in pace with demand, while not adding more pollutants to the already fragile environment. China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. General Manager Liu Wei told reporters …

Husab operations halted due to safety concerns

MINING operations at Swakop Uranium’s Husab mine in Erongo were stopped on Tuesday after workers aired concerns over their safety in light of claims that unchecked explosives and detonators were discovered on the site. Sources on the mine told The Namibian that about 500 workers in the mining department stopped working yesterday already and will not return …

Namibia’s uranium production predicted to rise by 50 percent: Fitch Forecast

Uranium production in Namibia is forecast to rise by 50 percent year-on-year in 2019, more than double the rate of expansion from last year’s 20 percent level, a research firm said. Fitch Solutions Macro Research in the Africa Monitor report for southern Africa released Wednesday, said depressed uranium prices due to overcapacity led to a …