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

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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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

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

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

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

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.
The proposal c... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

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

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

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

Sean Geddert opines that nuclear power is once again becoming popular as the world moves on from the Fukushima incident and tries to produce energy from non-carbon sources. Japan, showing it is moving past Fukushima, has already brought several reactors back into operation and plans on reactivating many more over the next few years. With 60 nuclear reactors currently under construction and 164 planned, nuclear power is catching the eyes of the investing community.

This bodes well for uranium, the main input for the common fission nuclear reactors. There will be a uranium supply defi... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Adam Creighton opines that any financial adviser worth their commission will tell clients not to eschew entire asset classes. Diversify, they will insist. You can never predict the future, and even confident forecasts often prove wrong. The same principles should apply to energy security. But when it comes to the Australia power supply debate and our nuclear options in that mix, nothing but silence.

As of last year, 30 countries operated 450 nuclear reactors for electricity generation and 60 nuclear plants were under construction in 15 countries, according to the Nuclear Energy Inst... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Plateau Uranium Inc.announced strong initial drill results from the high-grade Pinocho Target at the Company Macusani Plateau Project in southeastern Peru. Initial results from six diamond drill holes drilled on two (2) platforms are reported from Pinocho, which represents one of the most prospective of several previously untested higher grade, near-surface uranium targets on the Company extensive 910 sq.km land package.

Historical underground adits were established previously at Pinocho by IPEN (Institute of Peruvian Nuclear Energy). Drilling at Pinocho continues along a 1.4 km tr... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

IAEA - The Power Reactor Information System (PRIS), developed and maintained by the over the past four decades, and consists of a comprehensive database focusing on nuclear power plants worldwide. PRIS contains information on power reactors in operation, under construction, or those being decommissioned. All information and data items are collected by the IAEA via data providers nominated by Member States.

The database covers

1. Reactor specification data (status, location, operator, owner, suppliers, milestone dates) and technical design characteristics.

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

Nuclear power plays a major role in generation of electricity around the world. Its importance is expected to grow, as demand for more clean energy is accelerating and emerging markets such as China and India are in need of stronger electrical infrastructure.

A recent report by the World Nuclear Association indicates that Mainland China has 36 nuclear power reactors in operation, 21 under construction, and more about to start construction. The planned reactors will include some of the world most advanced, and are designed to give a doubling of nuclear capacity to at least 58 GWe by... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Leia Toovey reports that uranium spot prices added another $1.00 in the week through March 20 reaching $25.50 per lb, according to UxC. Spot uranium prices climbed in December and January, and while the fell by 2.25 in February, they are now trending positive for March as production cutbacks hit the supply chain.

Uranium market participants have turned positive this year and this time banks are joining in on the optimism betting that an increase in demand and the continued draw on supplies will be price supportive. However, given the recent advances in spot prices from their 2016 lo... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

WNN reports that a team from the IAEA Coordination Group for Uranium Legacy Sites (CGULS) spent just under two weeks visiting legacy sites, including exposed tailings bodies and remnants of uranium mills and other infrastructure, at Map 1-9, Degmay and Tashobar. The visit was supported by the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, the country nuclear regulator, and site operator State Enterprise Tajredmet.

Tajikistan is implementing a work program to place an interim cover on open uranium tailings facilities in Degmay, to reduce dust hazards to... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that X-energy, LLC announced that it has started the conceptual design phase for its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled (HTGR) pebble bed modular reactor. The Xe-100 is an innovative advanced nuclear power plant design, that uses its own made-in-the-USA proliferation-resistant spherical nuclear fuel elements, called pebbles.

The Xe-100 is a 200 MWt (75MWe) reactor that takes less time to construct because of factory-produced components. It cannot meltdown and is walk-away safe under any accident scenario without the need for human intervention.

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Kevin Johnson reports that near the end of the recent House committee hearing in which FBI Director James Comey dealt a double-barreled blow to the White House, acknowledging the existence of a wide-ranging counter-intelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the director also made a less-noticed but striking concession about Russia unprecedented cyber assault on the American political system.

It took 10 months, Comey said, from the time the FBI first notified the Democratic National Committee of Russia intrusion in 2015 before the bureau was provided a... More →
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Index / Wind Energy / Economics

D. S. Brodie prepared a layman-level guide to the serious disadvantages of wind power, the main poster child of so-called renewables, written from a Scottish perspective but applicable to the entire UK. The facts have been drawn from a wide range of publicly accessible studies, reports and authoritative blogs, e.g. from energy analyst Euan Mearns Renewable Energy ... The Most Expensive Policy Disaster in Modern British History, the Civitas report Electricity Costs ... The Folly of Wind Power ... and the study by Mr Derek Partington on The Intermittency of UK Wind Power Generation. The subjecti... More →
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Index / Wind Energy / Related Environmental Issues

Ed Hiserodt reported that nuclear power is portrayed by the major media and by environmental activists as dangerous and perhaps even sinister. Wind power, on the other hand, is considered benign. But the track records of nuclear power and wind power present a different picture.

Nuclear power has been been used to produce electricity for more than four decades, beginning with the Shippingport nuclear power plant in 1957. Today there are 104 nuclear power plants in the U.S. generating some 60 billion kilowatt hours per year of electricity. There have been no deaths from radiation in m... More →
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Index / Wind Energy / Economics

Jason Correia presents a powerful graphic comparing the energy density of nuclear to that of wind power. Wind power is dilute and variable, so some may argue this is not a representative comparison. Some wind turbines being built can supply energy for 300 homes. But such limited information creates a misleading impression that one turbine will produce that power continuously.

If wind power is compared to a yearly megawatt hour (MWh) figure that a nuclear plant can produce, the impression of what wind can power dramatically shifts. The numbers cannot be fully appreciated until they a... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Leia Toovey reports that spot uranium prices declined by one dollar in the week ended March 13 and are now sitting at $24.50. The commodity is holding onto a good chunk of its gains that were experienced after the commodity plunged to a low of just above $17 per lb in late 2016.

The clawback in uranium prices was seen as a response to supply-side change, and prices accelerated their recovery rally in January after major uranium producer Kazakstan announced a significant supply cutback. Prices did steady, and then turn lower in February when suddenly, in just one week, deals dried up... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Nevada lawmakers are being asked to commit $3.6 million per year for the next two years to fight a federal proposal to store the U.S. waste from nuclear power plants at Yucca Mountain, about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

State Agency for Nuclear Projects chief Robert Halstead says the fund would be for the legal and administrative fight (for lawyers).

Halstead told state Senate and Assembly members on Monday that he thinks Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings could start before 2019 on licensing the project designed, built, and paid for to accept spent nuclear fuel ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Susan Smallheer reports that there would be no significant environmental impact stemming from Entergy Nuclear using the Vermont Yankee decommissioning trust fund to help pay for the handling and storage of high-level radioactive waste, according to a notice published in the Federal Register by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Shortly after Vermont Yankee shut down its Vernon nuclear reactor in 2015, Entergy had asked for an exemption that would allow it to tap the plant decommissioning trust fund to pay for future radioactive fuel costs.

At the same time, the company sa... More →
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Index / Coal / Related Environmental Issues

Adam Beam reports that the new administration promised to bring back coal jobs, but even the U.S. 3rd-largest coal producer appears to be hedging its bets on a comeback. Kentucky is on the cusp of doing what was once unthinkable, opening the door to nuclear power.

The Republican-controlled state legislature is close to lifting its decades-long moratorium on nuclear energy in a state that has been culturally and economically dominated by coal. Politicians from both parties have promised for years to revive the struggling coal industry, with the new president famously billing himself ... More →
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