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 …

Uranium mining ultimatum in Western Australia sparks nuclear debate

SYDNEY, June 22 (Xinhua) — A nuclear debate is heating up in Western Australia on Thursday, after the state government informed three uranium mining companies that their approval licenses will expire if their sites are not operational within five years.The newly formed State Government’s clarification on its policy has followed on from an election promise …