Cameco Gets Environmental Approval for Australian Uranium Project

Uranium miner Cameco (TSX:CCO,NYSE:CCJ) received an important approval from the Australian Federal Department of Environment and Energy last week to advance the Yeelirrie uranium site. Located in the remote Northern Goldfields region of Western Australia, Yeelirrie is one the country’s largest undeveloped uranium deposits. Cameco acquired the project in 2012 from BHP (ASX:BHP,NYSE:BBL,LSE:BHP) and was …

Uranium Exploration in Canada: The Athabasca Basin

The world’s energy future could mean very good things for Canadian uranium exploration. As countries around the world seek to increase energy capacity without raising carbon emissions, governments in developed and developing nations alike are turning back to nuclear power. As of February 2019, there were about 50 nuclear reactors under construction around the world. …

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 …

IAEA Unveils Unique World Uranium Map

The IAEA has launched a comprehensive, online interactive and integrated digital map of the world’s uranium distribution and deposits. This second edition of World Distribution of Uranium Deposits was developed with contributions from the Saskatchewan Geological Survey, the Geological Survey of South Australia and the United States Geological Survey. This edition classifies information by types …

Paladin to halt Langer Heinrich, expects uranium rebound in coming years

Paladin Energy has confirmed that the Langer Heinrich uranium mine (LHM) in Namibia will be placed on care and maintenance. The company announced last month that it may take this move at Langer Heinrich in response to challenging market conditions, including low uranium prices. It has since received the consent of key stakeholders to make the care …

Paladin moves to mothball Namibia uranium mine

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Uranium miner Paladin Energy on Thursday announced that it was unlikely to resume physical mining activities at its Langer Heinrich operation, in Namibia, and has taken preparatory steps to place the operation under care and maintenance. Paladin previously told shareholders that the medium-grade ore stockpiles currently being used as feed for the …