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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Greg Peel reports that for the second year in a row, ten new nuclear reactors began power generation, the International Atomic Energy Agency reports, the highest number since the 1980s.

At year-end, 448 reactors were in operation across the globe with a record net capacity of 391GW. Three reactors shut down permanently in the period and 61 were under construction. Last week the Swiss voted in favor of a referendum to prohibit new reactor builds and phase out nuclear power over time.

On the supply side, U.S. uranium mines produced 2.9m lbs U3O8 in 2016, down -13% from 2015... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Economics, Batteries

Dr. Conca reports that on a total dollar basis, wind has received the greatest amount of federal subsidies. Solar is second. Wind and solar together get more than all other energy sources combined. However, based on production (subsidies per kWh of electricity produced), solar energy, has gotten over ten times the subsidies of all other forms of energy sources combined, including wind.

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the University of Texas, from 2010 through 2013, federal renewable energy subsidies increased by 54%, from $8.6 billion to $13.2 billion, d... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Leia Toovey reports that Kazakhstan and China have set up a joint venture under which Kazakhstan will start producing nuclear fuel for Chinese power plants through 2019, according to Reuters.

The joint venture between Kazakh state nuclear company Kazatomprom and China CGNPC aims to produce ready-to-use fuel assemblies. During the first stage of the joint venture, about 200 tons of nuclear fuel will be produced, per year, using technologies and equipment supplied by French Areva using enriched uranium from either China or Russia.

The joint venture, Ulba-FA, is now building... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Kennedy Maize opines in an unusually negative view of the future of nuclear power. Only time will tell. Maize begins with a perspective-setting ditty. In 1957, legendary Calypso singer Harry Bellefonte recorded Jamaica Farewell, which became a major hit in the U.S. The song chorus ... Sad to say, I am on my way, will not be back for many a day.... Over the top maybe?

Now to his arguments...that looks like the theme song for nuclear power in the U.S. (and perhaps Western Europe as well). With the bankruptcy of Westinghouse and the pending dismemberment of its Japanese parent Toshiba,... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Leia Toovey opines that It is unanimous that we can expect nuclear power use to increase in the future, but a close examination of different country plans for nuclear power use shows a very split perspective, as of today at least.

While dozens of nuclear power plants are currently under construction, they are located primarily in developing countries with China and India leading the way.

China and India are fully embracing a nuclear future, but Europe is moving away from nuclear power as part of its energy mix. In Europe, the decommissioning of nuclear power plants is pic... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Palisade Research opines that since 1929, uranium has seen three momentous bull markets. The first occurred from 1943 to 1955, and was spurred by an incentive program created by the US Government. The competition for nuclear warheads had begun, and the DoD was in dire need of uranium. Through the Atomic Energy Commission, a generous price for uranium was offered, igniting a staking frenzy. By the 1950s, the program was scaled back and incentives halted, ending the first uranium bull market.

The 1973 to 1979 bull run was triggered by OPEC oil embargo, resulting in a global economic c... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Yomiuri Shimbun reports that the Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority officially approved a screening certificate for the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co. Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. The screening certificate indicates that the reactors conform with new NRA safety regulations for operating nuclear plants. The regulations were introduced after the incident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant caused by the tsunami in 2011.

KEPCO aims to reactivate the reactors in autumn this year at the earliest. To date, 12... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Robert Tracinski reports that In the New York Times, David Leonhardt praises China and India for cutting carbon dioxide emissions, despite the fact that hundreds of millions of people in both China and India live in poverty, unable to afford basics, decent food, shelter, medical care, and education, that Westerners take for granted.

Pause here for a moment to reflect on the progressives of The New York Times, in their superior compassion and love of humanity, congratulating desperately poor foreigners on choosing to remain poor. Leonhardt goes on to excoriate we Westerners, who live... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

WNA reports that uranium mining in the U.S. today is undertaken by few companies on a relatively small scale because of the low U prices today. Uranium exploration is undertaken by many companies, often going over areas that were mined in the 1950s to the 1980s. Uranium production is from one mill (White Mesa, Utah) fed by four or five underground mines and several in-situ leach (ISL) operations.

Most US uranium-producing states are agreement states vis a vis the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and have authority to issue permits and regulate uranium mining and milling. NRC role... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The Akron Beacon Journal editorial board opine that that is the cost customers would pay to keep the Perry and Davis-Besse nuclear power plants in operation under a proposal put forward by FirstEnergy. To be sure, the Akron-based power company would benefit from the additional revenue. What Gov. John Kasich and Ohio lawmakers would do well to heed are the benefits to the state as a whole.
They clearly exceed costs.

Unfortunately, too many at the Statehouse appear inclined to see the matter without the required urgency or eye on the long run. It is disappointing to see many envi... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Mike Williams reports that researchers at Rice University and Kazan Federal University in Russia have found a way to extract radioactivity from water and said their discovery could help purify the hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated water stored after the Fukushima nuclear plant accident (Fact Check: This was an incident caused by the 2011 tsunami, which caused damage to the reactors. No one was killed or irradiated).

They reported that their oxidatively modified carbon (OMC) material is inexpensive and highly efficient at absorbing radioactive metal cations, including c... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca opines that the U.S. was the dominant force in the global civilian nuclear trade for decades, enjoying both the rewards and responsibilities that come along with that position. As pioneers in nuclear energy, the U.S. was able to develop world-class products and establish a successful export regime in the 1970s and 1980s. We are still making profits off of some of those earlier deals.

Today, America has a multi-billion dollar nuclear energy industry that employs a domestic workforce of more than 100,000 people. At the same time, the U.S. has used its commercial leadership t... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Joel Rose, who wrote a 2008 article that is still applicable today, reported that for nearly 30 years, Three Mile Island has been synonymous with the 1979 accident that caused the partial meltdown of one of its reactors. As a result of the accident, 140,000 people voluntarily evacuated the area around the plant in central Pennsylvania, amid fears that its reactor had released radioactivity into the environment. No one died, no one was irradiated. A media-induced panic about perceived radioactivity. This brought a halt to nuclear power in the U.S.

Today, there is plenty of white wate... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

To ramp up nuclear power generation in India, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to build ten new pressurized heavy water reactors. Each reactor will have the capacity to produce 700 MW of electricity.

Currently, India has installed nuclear power capacity of 6,780 Mw from 22 operational plants. Another 6,700 Mw of nuclear power is expected to be added by 2021-22 when currently under-construction projects go onstream in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

The 10 reactors would be built at Mahi Banswara (Rajasthan), Chutka (Madhya Pradesh), Kaiga (Karnataka) ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Andy Murdock opines that following the Fukushima incident in Japan, Germany Chancellor Merkel announced that the country would completely phase out its use of nuclear power by 2022. This move was hailed by anti-nuclear activists, but criticized by some environmentalists. At a critical moment in the fight against climate change, it took away a working clean power source.

When you look at the technology, and you ask yourself, how are we going to solve this problem of climate change, and how are we going to decarbonize? To not have nuclear energy on the table makes the job much harder,... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

This market research report ($2,500.00))identifies ARMZ Uranium Holding Company, Cameco, Energy Resources of Australia, Japan, Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, and KazAtomProm as the key vendors in the global nuclear fuels market. This report also presents an analysis of the market by product (mixed oxide fuel and Uranium fuel), by reactor type (PWR, BWR, and others), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Technavio market research report predicts that the global nuclear fuels market will grow at a CAGR of above 2% during the forecast period. The rising awareness ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Leia Toovey reports that the long-term outlook for the uranium sector improved recently with new agreements being reached worldwide that will result in new nuclear plants and, therefore; increased demand for uranium.

This week, a general contract was signed between China and Argentina under which China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and CNNC subsidiary China Zhongyuan Engineering Corporation for the supply to Argentina of two additional nuclear reactors. In November 2015, Argentina signed deals with China for the construction of its fourth and fifth nuclear power plants, and th... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Lucy McNally reports that Mr Barilaro, the leader of the NSW Nationals, will address his party annual conference in Broken Hill today, where he will make the case for a nuclear debate. He is challenging his members to look for exciting solutions and think about the generations to come. He said that we live in a resource-rich nation, where energy should be our competitive advantage, but we have had the settings wrong, we have been led by political correctness and unfortunately by fear and outright lies about nuclear, I am sorry to say, and these mistruths had stifled debate.

Can you ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that nuclear energy is actually moving forward around the world, even in the U.S.. Third Way recently surveyed the North American landscape and found 60 companies and research organizations developing advanced nuclear technologies. Even more surprising, is that there are 81 advanced nuclear reactor projects in 20 other countries. The U.S. leads in the number of technologies being developed, and there is little doubt our designs are better, so why do we seem to be behind in the race to capture the nuclear market?

Most U.S. developers compete with foreign companies t... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Ted Nordhaus opines that the news of the partial collapse of an abandoned storage tunnel at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington has stoked predictable reactions from nuclear energy opponents. Despite the fact that Hanford was a facility dedicated to the production of nuclear weapons, anti-nuclear groups have been quick to draw a connection to nuclear energy.

The liberal news site, Common Dreams, trumpeted the accident as evidence of the nuclear power industry global collapse. This is false and misleading. The website, Zero Hedge, whose motto reads, on a long enough timeframe, the... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dave Flessner reports that despite its bankruptcy, Westinghouse Electric Co. won a $450 million contract from the Tennessee Valley Authority on Thursday to fabricate nuclear fuel through 2030. TVA directors agreed to use Westinghouse for the fuel fabrication after TVA Executive Vice President Joe Grimes told the board that TVA will obtain appropriate credit assurances before any contract with Westinghouse is signed. Westinghouse was the low bidder for the contract, which has a proposed term of 14 years.

Grimes said Westinghouse has a proven technology for the two Westinghouse-design... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Peninsula Energy is forecasting a cash positive current June quarter, largely thanks to its contract sales book that that has locked in an averages sales price of US$54 per pound. To illustrate, year to date, Peninsula has sold 250,000 pounds of uranium at an average price of US$54 per pound. Of this 250,000 pounds sold, 100,000 pounds was produced from Peninsula flagship Lance Projects located in Wyoming, U.S. and the remaining 150,000 pounds was purchased from the general market.

Peninsula is buying its uranium much lower than it is selling it, with contracts secured to purchase a... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

SUSAN BRYAN reports that U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry vowed to advocate for nuclear power as the nation looks for ways to fuel its economy and limit the effects of electricity generation on the environment. Perry made the comments during a visit to Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico, where nuclear research has been among the main focuses since the lab founding years during World War II. Los Alamos played a key role in the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bomb.

Current work at the lab centers on nuclear deterrence, nonproliferation and t... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Leia Toovey reports that according to TradeTech, the spot uranium market remains stable, with only four transactions taking place last week for a total sale of 500,000 lbs. U3O8. Over the week, TradeTech spot price indicator declined by 5 cents to reach $22.45 per lb. The spot price indicator remains close to its near-term peak of $24.50 per lb. it reached in early January as spot prices recovered after bottoming in 2016.

Even though uranium prices have stalled since their lift-off earlier in the year, companies and countries are continuing to advance their nuclear power and uranium... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Other, RTGs, Thorium, Helium-3 and Fusion Research

Karla Lant reports that after being turned on for the first time, the UK newest fusion reactor has achieved first plasma. This simply means that the reactor was able to successfully generate a molten mass of electrically-charged gas, plasma, inside its core.

Called the ST40, the reactor was constructed by Tokamak Energy, one of the leading private fusion energy companies in the world. The company was founded in 2009 with the express purpose of designing and developing small fusion reactors to introduce fusion power into the grid by 2030.

Now that the ST40 is running, the ... More →
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