MOX funding still mixed in Washington

As the federal budget process plods along, MOX continues to receive mixed signals from lawmakers. Also known as the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, the MOX project continues to make progress, its exterior facade largely completed. Unofficial estimates place facility completion between 70 and 75 percent. Mixed Oxide is becoming a mixed bag, however, with …

US uranium production, prices and employment decreased in 2016

Uranium production, prices, and employment all fell in the United States in 2016, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). From 2014 and 2016, production of uranium concentrate decreased to 2.9 million pounds U3O8 in 2016, which is the lowest annual total since 2005. Production remained low in 2017, totaling 0.45 million …

Companies promise payback when prices rise — but until then, uranium wants a break

When the market recovers, the uranium industry won’t need a tax break. But it does now, industry representatives say.Citing low prices and employment, the Wyoming Mining Association will make the case for a state tax cut on uranium when lawmakers meet Thursday in Casper. The cuts worked once before, they say. In the early ‘90s, …

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 …

Rosatom, Zambia agree to cooperate on nuclear energy development

Rusatom Overseas, a division of Russian State-owned atomic corporation Rosatom, on Monday signed a project development agreement (PDA) with Zambia, paving the way for a preliminary feasibility study into the proposed construction of a nuclear power plant. The signing took place during the yearly international nuclear forum Atomexpo 2017. Rosatom also signed several agreements with Zambian …

T.CCO: Lac La Ronge Indian Band and Cameco Sign Collaboration Agreement 

Cameco is one of the world’s largest uranium producers, a significant supplier of conversion services and one of two Candu fuel manufacturers in Canada. Our competitive position is based on our controlling ownership of the world’s largest high-grade reserves and low-cost operations. Our uranium products are used to generate clean electricity in nuclear power plants …

Turkey gives Rosatom go ahead to build nuclear plant

ANKARA (Reuters) – Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) won approval from Turkey’s energy watchdog on Thursday to go ahead with building its $20 billion Akkuyu nuclear power plant in southern Turkey. The project to construct four nuclear reactors has repeatedly run into delays, including being briefly halted after Turkey downed a Russian jet near …