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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Bloomberg reported that last week bankruptcy of Westinghouse is yet more evidence that the economics of nuclear power are not good. Like coal, nuclear energy can not compete against cheap natural gas and ever-cheaper renewables.

Unlike coal, however, nuclear energy is a crucial tool in the fight against climate change. So the public subsidies that benefit the nuclear industry in the U.S. are justified, whereas efforts to prop up the coal (and oil and gas industries) are not.

And some states are offering or proposing enormous subsidies in support. NY Governor Cuomo wants t... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Uranium has risen 30% from the very low prices of late last year and a trio of analysts agrees that Energy Fuels is in position to take advantage of a rising price environment. The uranium price rise from the low of $17.75 per lb on Nov. 30, 2016, is fueled by a number of supply and demand factors that has industry watchers optimistic that the tide has turned.

On the supply side, Kazakhstan state-owned Kazatomprom announced in January that it would cut production by 10%. The company supplies 40% of the world uranium. The company also announced the opening of a trading office in Swi... More →
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Mike Faher reports that Federal regulators have determined that Vermont Yankee plan to send radioactive wastewater cross-country to Idaho will not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has not yet given the official green light for 200,000 gallons of water to be trucked from the Vernon plant to the U.S. Ecology disposal facility near Grand View, Idaho. But the commission environmental findings, announced this week, show that the federal agency is now comfortable with Entergy assurances that the shipments would not p... More →
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Andrew Walker reports that Cameco Corp. stock prices are up 50% in the past six months, and investors are wondering if this is the beginning of a longer-term recovery. Uranium prices have been in a severe slump for six years, and Cameco stock has been under pressure for a decade.

Most of the industry pain since 2011 is connected to the Fukushima nuclear plant damage that occurred in Japan because of the impact of the tsunami. The country shut down its entire fleet of nuclear reactors in the wake of the accident, and progress remains slow on getting them back online. In fact, only th... More →
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Tim Knauss reports that a former chairman of the New York Public Service Commission and a former leader of the federal agency that regulates power markets are the latest voices saying New York nuclear subsidies are unacceptable.

But New York regulators at the PSC say their plan fights climate change and compensates nuclear plants for an attribute that is not adequately accounted for in the market, notably the continued production of large amounts of low-carbon power. PSC officials say the nuke subsidies are analogous to subsidies for wind and solar power.

At least two env... More →
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The NY state Assembly is against the electric-rate hike that is set for April 1, because the surcharge will fund subsidies to four Upstate nuclear plants. For going along with New York 50 by 30 clean-energy plan, which the Assembly endorsed, the state Public Service Commission is required to have half NY electricity generated by non-carbon-emitting sources by 2030. And that is nearly impossible to do without nuclear plants, because solar and wind power just can not (remotely) do the job by themselves.

Yet two of these nuclear plants were already set to close, with the others not far... More →
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Carl Curtain reports that Energy Resources Australia, uranium mining company, has called for rational thinking regarding the country future energy supply, suggesting nuclear power be seriously considered. ERA operates a uranium mine near Jabiru, held its annual general meeting in Darwin on Wednesday.

With Australia in the grip of a so-called energy crisis as a major gas shortage looms in 2018, chairman Peter Mansell pressed his company view on the national debate underway. The powers that be are stumbling in the dark to prevent a looming energy crisis, as the grid seeks to balance c... More →
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Christina Black opines that as a physicist the importance of safe and efficient power generation to energy security, and national security, challenges me to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Nuclear energy is by far the largest source of clean, non-intermittent electricity in the U.S. We have more reactors than any other nation and produce over 25% of the global supply of nuclear power. But nuclear energy is not just important to the U.S., it also plays a critical role in energy markets around the world. As of 2015, 13 countries relied on nuclear energy to provide at least 25... More →
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Chicago Tribune editors opine that it has been 30 years since Congress designated the Nevada Yucca Mountain as the secure site for the U.S. nuclear waste storage. Since then, taxpayers have coughed up $11 billion creating a repository 1,000 feet underground that would keep the radioactive waste stored safely. As yet, it is still empty. But that could finally change.

Yucca Mountain is in a remote section of the Mojave Desert. But many people in Nevada did not want the waste, no matter how safe or isolated the storage facility may be. It was the ultimate NIMBY project. One of those op... More →
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Ashok Sharma reports that Australia that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation. At a joint news conference in New Delhi with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector, including renewable energy, was on the upswing.

Turnbull said Australia was looking forward to the first export of Australian uranium to India as soon as possible. They have worked closely with India to meet their re... More →
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Canadian uranium producer released its Annual Report. Cameco is the world largest uranium miner and refiner. Nuclear energy and uranium have been out of favor which is why the stock is now a buy.

There are 395.8 million shares and the stock price is $11.33. The market cap is $4.484 billion. The company pays a 30 cent dividend and the yield is 2.65%. Earnings per share were a loss of 16 cents. (It takes 75 cents to buy a Canadian dollar.)

The company produces 17% of the world uranium and holds 415 million pounds of proved and probable reserves. Its main operating propertie... More →
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The Indian government refused to disclose the total imports of nuclear fuel uranium in the country, stating it was not in public interest. But Rajya Sabha, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister Office (PMO) did indicate that pursuant to the civil-nuclear cooperation with various countries, around 7,810 metric tonnes of natural uranium and 100 MT of enriched uranium have been imported from France, Russia, Kazakhstan and Canada since 2009. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) reports directly to the PMO. It is not in public interest to disclose the production of uranium in the... More →
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Dipanjan Chaudhury reports that Australia, the world biggest uranium producer, is likely to start supplying the metal to India nuclear power plants this year after visiting Premier Malcolm Turnbull helps put in place the mechanism governing the trade.

The two countries had signed a civil nuclear deal in 2014 when former Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited India. Thereafter, Australia put in place a safeguards agreement and last December passed the legislation to start supplying uranium to India, a trade viewed as the cornerstone of a bilateral strategic partnership. The hint of urani... More →
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David Louis reports that Mohave County officials will soon step up lobbying efforts to convince the new administration to lift a 20-year ban on uranium mining on the Arizona strip. The ban, imposed in 2012, carved out more than 1 million acres north of Lake Havasu City from mining operations. Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson would like to see the moratorium lifted.

With enough pressure, they trust that the new administration will realize the economic strain imposed on Mohave County and other counties in Arizona because of the Obama administration 2012 withdrawal, Johnson said... More →
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The Geothermal Energy Association represents over 100 companies in the American geothermal power industry.That industry supports a workforce of almost 12,000 full-time jobs in the U.S. The leading developers and energy producers run 104 operating plants in nine (9) states with a capacity of 3,700 Megawatts at a replacement value of over $20 billion. There are over 80 new projects in development.

Geothermal delivers a triple bottom line to our energy system. It is an abundant domestic energy source, it brings economic benefits in the form of taxes and long term high-paying jobs, and ... More →
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Rod Adams reports that Terrestrial Energy is developing an Integral Molten Salt Reactor (iMSRTM). He noted that he had last provided information to the Nuclear Energy Insider annual summit two years ago when the conference occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the period since that report, his company has been making steady progress towards commercialization.

Terrestrial Energy has a specific way of defining progress towards commercialization in the nuclear energy development enterprise by entering into the first phase of the reactor regulatory process in Canada by deciding... More →
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Winston Porter opines that an important new electricity source for Texas will be available in the next few years. Texas has a mixed bag of fuels to generate the state electricity. This includes natural gas (55%), coal/lignite (24%), wind (14%), nuclear (6%), and solar (1%). But this mix will keep changing since Houston and some other Texas cities are nonattainment areas regarding air quality. So, carbon emissions will still need to be reduced whether you are concerned about climate change or not. Not good news for coal, particularly.

Another key factor is that the new administratio... More →
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Michael Smith reports that completing the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository in Nevada will expedite the disposition of spent nuclear fuel at the Savannah River Site in Aiken County and elsewhere in the nation, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., said during testimony Wednesday. Speaking before the House Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee, Wilson said Yucca Mountain will help reduce nuclear waste stored elsewhere, including at SRS.

Abandoning Yucca Mountain in favor of a non-existent alternative would leave the communities across the U.S., including the South Carolina and Georgia... More →
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Reuben Brewer opines that uranium you might think is a rare element. It is 500 times more common than gold. There are traces of uranium in granite (ave. 4 parts per million), which makes up 60% of the Earth crust. In other words, uranium is pretty much all around us and there is little risk of radiation poisoning. That is because uranium is only slightly radioactive.

Only about 0.7% of uranium (the ore and produced yellowcake) is what is known as fissile, or capable of undergoing fission (that is the process that produces heat that boils the water that is flashed to steam into gene... More →
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Holmes Osborne reports that Canadian uranium producer Cameco has just released its Annual Report. Cameco is the world largest uranium miner and refiner.

There are 395.8 million shares and the stock price is $11.33. The market cap is $4.484 billion. The company pays a 30 cents dividend and the yield is 2.65%. Earnings per share were a loss of 16 cents.

The company produces 17% of the world uranium and holds 415 million pounds of proved and probable reserves. Its main operating properties are ... MacArthur River and Key Lake in Saskatchewan, Cigar Lake in Saskatchewan, and... More →
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Jim Mimiaga reports that the Red Canyon area in Utah was left out of the monument original proposal to accommodate untapped uranium resources and current mines, including the Daneros Mine, owned by Energy Fuels. That is a relief for mine companies because national monuments lands currently prohibit new mining operations.

The Daneros mine is southwest of Fry Canyon in Utah and is three miles from the monument. It is closed, but owners are seeking approval from the Bureau of Land Management to expand the mine from 4.5 acres to 46 acres and increase mining capacity.
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BBC reports that adversaries in Niger, one of the biggest uranium producers in the world of the metal and is the country largest export. The country is said to have lost $3.25 million.

Their complaint alleges embezzlement of public funds, money laundering, forgery and conspiracy to defraud. The legal action centers on the allegation that Areva in 2011 bought stock from Niger at a discounted price.

Niger has two significant uranium mines that provides 7.5% of the world mining output from Africa highest-grade uranium ores (to date), according to the World Nuclear Associatio... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that On March 29, Westinghouse Electric Company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in New York to restructure itself as a result of business and management problems at its AP1000 power plant projects in Georgia and South Carolina. But the real cause has nothing to do with nuclear power and everything to do with Toshiba choice of the wrong construction contractor.

Westinghouse has obtained $800 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from a third-party lender to help fund and protect its core businesses during this reorganization. Its Japanese parent... More →
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WNN reports that Jordan and Saudi Arabia have signed agreements on cooperation in uranium exploration and carrying out a feasibility study into the construction of two small modular reactors (SMRs) in Jordan.

The agreements were among 15 major investment and economic agreements signed in Amman following a meeting between Saudi Arabia King Salman and King Abdullah II of Jordan. In a statement, Saudi Arabia King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) said an agreement had been signed between the two countries covering the exploration and mining of uranium in central J... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that on March 31st, the Department of Energy in the Republic of South Africa finishes its public comment period on how the country plans to move away from coal and towards low-carbon sources like nuclear and renewables.

This is not a simple move. Generation of electricity in South Africa is overwhelmingly dominated by coal, particularly low-grade coal, and the country uses coal to generate a third of its liquid fuels as well. Over 90% of electricity comes from coal, with only 3% from nuclear, 3% from natural gas and 2% combined from conventional and pumped hydroele... More →
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