Supply cuts a ‘step change’ for uranium price 

The announcement made by uranium giant Cameco in November  that it’s suspending operations at its flagship McArthur River mine in northern Saskatchewan and surprisingly deep three-year cuts by Kazakhstan’s state-owned Kazatomprom  provide a “step change” for uranium prices says a new report on the sector from Cantor Fitzgerald equity research. On Monday, the world largest producer …

Nuclear, renewables to help French CO2 reduction goals, Macron says

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he would not follow Germany’s example by phasing out nuclear energy in France because his priority was to cut carbon emissions and shut down polluting coal-fired production. “I don’t idolize nuclear energy at all. But I think you have to pick your battle. My priority …

The fate of America’s only nuclear plant under construction will be decided Thursday

The Georgia Public Service Commission on Thursday is set to decide the fate of Plant Vogtle, the only nuclear reactor under construction in the U.S., which is years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. At Thursday’s hearing, a commission made of five elected officials, all Republicans, will vote on whether to permit Georgia …

Japan’s MOX program faces tough questions as recycling costs balloon for spent atomic fuel

The cost of recycling spent nuclear fuel has surged since Japan began using it in 1999, raising questions about the viability of the reprocessing strategy, it has been learned. Japan is the only non-nuclear weapons state in the world that still engaged in a commercial spent-fuel reprocessing program. While it struggles to keep its nuclear …

Uncertain future for nuclear policy after Japan’s high court ruling

The landmark Hiroshima High Court ruling ordering a suspension of operations at the Ikata nuclear power plant will likely have far-reaching ramifications for Japan’s nuclear energy policy. It zeroed in on an aspect that has long been an issue with the anti-nuclear lobby, the Ehime Prefecture plant’s proximity to an active volcano and the prospect …

Project to reprocess spent nuclear fuel being reexamined

Opponents claim that pyro-processing and SFR technology are on the decline and have numerous economic and safety limitations A pyro-processing and sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR) research and development project that was created by the South Korean atomic energy community for the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel is being reexamined.The Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIP) …

Jordan, Russia sign memo over Small Modular Reactors

AMMAN — The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to examine the possibility of exploiting the Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) produced by the Russian corporation within Jordan’s peaceful nuclear programme, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday.  The MoU was …