Tag: uranium

News and Policies, U.S.

Pressure on U.S. Nuclear Power Could Mount if Sanctions Imposed on Russian Uranium

March 10, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and ensuing sanctions may have a limited immediate impact on the U.S. nuclear industry, despite its reliance on uranium imports. Potential implications over the longer term, however, require urgent action, officials from the Nuclear Energy Institute […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

US budget request includes USD150 million for uranium reserve

February 11, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The uranium reserve funding is part of USD1.3 billion requested for the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, which also includes USD295 million for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project. The DOE’s total budget request is USD35.4 billion for the next […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. Uranium Production, Prices Fall

June 26, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Production of U.S. uranium concentrate fell 40 percent between 2014 and 2016 to 2.9 million pounds in 2016, the lowest annual total since 2005, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported. Production was affected by falling uranium prices, which moved from […]

News and Policies, World

China to boost nuclear fuel reserves to feed new reactors

March 11, 2016

Via: Reuters US Energy

China will expand its strategic uranium reserve as part of its “five-year plan” for 2016-2020, with the aim of ensuring it has enough fuel to supply a massive program of new nuclear reactors. Beijing, which began stockpiling uranium in 2007 […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US uranium production falls in 2015

February 24, 2016

Via: World Nuclear News

Production of uranium concentrate in the fourth quarter of the year, at 585,048 pounds U3O8 (225 tU), was down 24% from the third quarter and down 46% from the fourth quarter of 2014. The quarterly production figure was the lowest […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

USA applauds Iran’s uranium shipment to Russia

December 30, 2015

Via: World nuclear News

US Secretary of State John Kerry has described yesterday’s shipment of more than 8.5 tonnes (25,000 pounds) of low-enriched uranium materials from Iran to Russia as “one of the most significant steps” the Middle Eastern country has taken toward fulfilling […]