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 …

Ontario system operator notes substantial role of nuclear

Nuclear power plants produced 61% of Ontario’s electricity in 2018 and remain a “substantial form of generation” while supporting system reliability, according to newly released data from the Canadian province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Total electricity demand for the year was 137.4 TWh, which was in line with 2015 and 2016 figures but slightly …

Glowing results for nuclear power at France’s EDF

A rebound in nuclear and hydroelectric production helped French power company EDF push operating profits higher last year, it said Friday while remaining cautious about the outlook for 2019. Operating profit climbed by 11 percent to 15.3 billion euros ($17.2 billion), slightly higher than the consensus of analyst forecasts compiled by data firm FactSet. Net …

Kazakhstan to remain uranium mining leader, says Energy Minister

Kazakhstan will remain the world’s leader in uranium mining despite the complicated situation in the global market, said Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev, Kazinform correspondent reports. “Despite the difficulties in the global uranium market, we intend to maintain leadership in uranium mining. Now there is an oversupply of uranium and this trend continues,” …