India, Kazakhstan in talks to renew deal with higher Uranium imports

Kazakhstan, world’s largest producer of uranium, is planning to increase the quantum of its India-bound supplies to 7,500-10,000 tonnes for a five-year period starting 2019 from 5,000 tonnes at present. The previous five-year pact for uranium supply signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country will lapse this year and the two sides …

How much nuclear power the U.S. generates might surprise you

Miles down the road The most serious accident in a U.S. power plant occurred 40 years ago, and even though the small radioactive releases had no detectable health effects, the emergency helped heighten awareness and oversight. A combination of equipment malfunctions, design-related problems and worker errors led to the Three Mile Island reactor’s partial meltdown …

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 …