UK Industrial Strategy highlights ‘vital part’ of nuclear power

The nuclear sector is “integral to increasing productivity and driving growth” in the UK, according to the government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper launched today. In the UK, a White Paper is a government report giving information or proposals on an issue. Unveiling the White Paper, Business Secretary Greg Clark said the strategy sets out a …

Egypt’s parliament approves laws creating nuclear power regulatory bodies

Egypt’s House of Representatives approved three laws on Monday which allow for the creation of two regulatory bodies on nuclear power, paving the way for the construction of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant to generate electricity at El-Dabaa. The approval came after a five-hour marathon of debate in an urgent plenary meeting. At the start …

Fukui gives OK to restart of Japan’s Kansai Electric’s Oi nuclear plant

FUKUI–Kansai Electric Power Co. has cleared all hurdles toward restarting two reactors at its Oi nuclear power plant early next year after gaining the consent of the prefectural governor here Nov. 27. The utility plans to resume operations of the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors in January and March, respectively. “I have agreed to …

Pakistan, China agree to build Chashma 5

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) have signed a cooperation agreement on the construction of a HPR1000 Hualong One reactor at the Chashma nuclear power plant. “According to the agreement, CNNC will build a one-million-kilowatt-class nuclear power unit with HPR1000 technology at the Chashma Nuclear Power Plant in Pakistan,” …

Kazakhstan projects uranium production at 22,000 tons in 2017

AKIPRESS.COM – Uranium production is projected at 22,000 tons in 2017 in Kazakhstan, Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev said Monday. A leading uranium producer is expected to cut production in 2017 by 2,000 tons. In 2016, Kazakhstan produced 24,000 tons. “Forecast for uranium production is 22,150 tons,” Bozumbayev told reporters Monday. China will remain the main …

USGS reports new American uranium potential and a new uranium “species”

The dream of discovery must motivate many a geologist. Through skill, effort and luck they hope to eventually find something precious, useful or otherwise valuable—something well known yet found in a previously unknown location. But a group of geo-boffins from the U.S. Geological Survey not only identified a type of uranium deposit previously unknown to …

US Q3 uranium production falls by 17%

US uranium production for 2017 to date is down 17% from the same period in 2016, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest quarterly Domestic Uranium Production Report. Meanwhile, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has found uranium-bearing calcrete formations in the USA for the first time. Total uranium production for the first three-quarters of …