NexGen says Arrow deposit ‘in a class of its own’ following PEA

  VANCOUVER — NexGen Energy (TSX: NXE; NYSE-MKT: NXE) has unveiled its maiden mine plan for the high-profile Rook I uranium project along the southwestern edges of Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin. On July 31, the company released a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) that outlines a 1,450-tonnes-per-day underground mine with a 17-year life. The study estimates initial capital expenditures totaling …

Madaouela Uranium Project

Madaouela is an advanced-stage uranium project being developed near Arlit in north-central Niger. The project is located within the most significant sandstone-hosted uranium deposits in the world. Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) of the Madaouela project was completed in March 2015. The Niger Government granted a mining permit for the Madaouela I tenement area in February …

India, Japan civil nuclear deal comes into force

Tie-up to ensure energy security and clean power The landmark India-Japan civil nuclear agreement came into force on Thursday. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar exchanged the diplomatic notes with the Japanese envoy to India to formalise the completion of the process. “The India-Japan Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy entered into force …

A pearl at a time, Fission redefines Saskatchewan’s Athabasca basin

Since the November 2012 discovery of a new high-grade uranium deposit just outside the south-western corner of Saskatchewan’s famed Athabasca basin, where the world’s highest-grade uranium mines are found, explorer Fission Uranium has succeeded in stringing together new uranium discoveries “like pearls on a necklace”. The TSX-listed company’s Patterson Lake South (PLS) project now stretches some 3.17 km over an …

Scientists looking to explain Saskatchewan’s rich uranium deposits

Sprawling across northern Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Athabasca Basin is home to some of the world’s richest uranium deposits, which were discovered in the 1940s and mined since the late 1960s. What is less clear, however — and what Geological Survey of Canada geophysicist Vicki Tschirhart hopes to discover this summer — is the western …

US Vogtle 2 to load chromia fuel from Areva NP

Advanced fuel assemblies featuring chromia-doped fuel pellets and chromium-coated fuel cladding are to be loaded into a US nuclear power reactor. The fuel, developed by Areva NP under the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) program, will be loaded into the Vogtle 2 plant in Georgia.Vogtle units 1 and 2 (Image: …

Uranium One applies to suspend Mkuju River project

Uranium One subsidiary Mantra Tanzania has applied to suspend the Mkuju River project in Tanzania due to depressed uranium prices, the company has confirmed. Uranium One, an international mining company of Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, said its subsidiary Mantra Tanzania had applied to suspend the project in December last year after “proper negotiations and consultations” …

Li Ka-Shing deepens NexGen Energy ties with new financing | Financial Post

Canadian uranium explorer NexGen Energy entered into an agreement with Hong Kong-based CEF Holdings that will allow it to receive US$110 million It may be as good as it gets, especially for a company operating in a sector of the mining business wallowing through the not-so-delightful doldrums. The good news: NexGen Energy Ltd., a company …

Denison Mines granted fresh 10-year licence for Saskatchewan uranium operations

Canadian uranium miner Denison Mines (TSX:DML) (NYSE MKT:DNN) said Wednesday the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has granted the firm a 10-year licence for its 22.5%-owned McClean Lake operations in northern Saskatchewan. The permit renewal comes only a year after the Toronto-based miner and its joint venture partners obtained regulatory approval from the CNSC to hike annual uranium production capacity from …