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Christopher Ecclestone reports that no one in the West paid much attention to Nigerian mining activities before 2003 and hardly anyone knew that Niger was an important uranium producer. All that changed in the run-up to the Iraq War where the smoking gun for the invasion of Iraq was the supposed attempts by Saddam Hussein of Iraq to obtain yellowcake from Niger to feed some sort of nuclear program. Subsequently the whole affair proved to be a bogus false-flag operation and the matter degenerated into a morass of lawsuits known as the Plame Affair. It turned out that a former US ambassador had ... More →
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A year ago, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board gave a license to what is now Azarga Uranium Corp. for the proposed mine near Edgemont, SD. The license was put on hold after mine opponents, including the Oglala Sioux Tribe, raised questions about possible damage that would be done to nearby aquifers and cultural sites.

In late April, the board ruled in Azarga favor on five of seven challenges brought upon by the Tribe and Consolidated Intervenors, a group that opposes the company plan to mine uranium using a method that involves the injection of oxygen-enriched water into the grou... More →
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UEC announced that its Yuty ISR Project in Paraguay has received a signed resolution from the Ministry of Public Works and Communication, the national agency that regulates mining in Paraguay, advancing the Project from the Exploration Phase into the Exploitation Phase. The Company is informed that the Yuty Project is only the third mining project to achieve the Exploitation Phase since the current Paraguayan mining law was promulgated in 2007.

Clyde Yancey, VP-Exploration, stated that he is pleased to reach this milestone in the development of the Yuty ISR Project. The UEC commitm... More →
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Henry Lazenby reports that an emerging 15% supply gap could signal a prolonged upturn in the uranium price through to 2024, Canadian uranium major Cameco said on Thursday. A decline in secondary sources of yellowcake was forcing the market to increasingly rely on primary suppliers, which, when coupled with unprecedented growth in the nuclear reactor industry, foretold improved market conditions over the medium and long term, investor relations director Rachelle Girard told the Cantor Fitzgerald Annual Global Uranium Conference, in New York.

NYSE- and TSX-listed Cameco expected the ... More →
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Rob Chang reports the sentiment of companies attending the conference was positive, which is refreshing considering the current uncertainty in the market. Everyone was pointing to the upcoming supply/demand deficit, when it is going to occur, and how they are positioning themselves for that recovery. Depending on who the company is, they may be more conservative than others, but generally speaking it is about managing the businesses properly in advance of future growth.

Companies at the conference estimate that a uranium deficit will come sometime in the early 2020s, while analysts ... More →
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NexGen Energy Hole AR-15-44b resulted in 56.5 meters (170 feet) grading 11.55% including 20 meters at 20.68% U3O8, and shares in the junior company soared 10.45% Monday. The result was widely hailed by the analyst community. Cantor Fitzgerald Rob Chang now estimates NexGen Arrow resource to be 114.8 million pounds of uranium at an average grade of 0.89%.

Mr. Chang has a Speculative Buy rating and no price target on NexGen shares, which closed at $0.74 Monday. He did however speculate that on a takeout, quality projects in the area could fetch $6-8 per pound of uranium in the ground... More →
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is setting up a new fund to deal with the legacy of Soviet-era uranium mining and processing in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The new account with the name Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia is being established at the request of the European Commission, which is providing an initial 8 million euros, with additional funding under consideration.

The fund will finance projects to rehabilitate high-priority sites in the countries where it will operate, the Bank reported. Central Asia served a... More →
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This article by Emery Cowan is a good example of the worst kind of yellowish journalism where the claims have no basis in fact and, at best, contains gross exaggerations regarding harm produced by truck dust.

I2M Web Portal Editors would encourage the reader to observe how well-meaning journalists, supported by professional adversaries such as the Sierra Club, the Grand Canyon Trust and the Center for Biological Diversity, pander to the public for the purpose of furthering their obstructionist agenda of supposedly protecting the environment.

For other similar articles, s... More →
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Tim Shufelt reports the Canadian federal government has provided a measure of relief to the depressed uranium mining sector, granting an exemption to foreign ownership restrictions on producing mines. The Department of Natural Resources announced a potentially precedent-setting decision to allow Australian Paladin Energy Ltd. majority ownership of a uranium mine in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The decision could help draw foreign capital into uranium projects in Saskatchewan, one of the largest producers in the world, said David Talbot, an analyst at Dundee Securities. It may help inc... More →
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Australia's uranium has been mined since 1954, and three mines are currently operating. More are planned. Australia's known uranium resources are the largest in the world or 31% of the world total.

In 2014, Australia produced 5897 tonnes of U3O8 (5000 tU). It is the third-ranking producer in the world, behind Kazakhstan and Canada. All production is exported.

Australia uses no nuclear power, but with high reliance on coal, any likely carbon constraints on electricity generation will make it a strong possibility.

In 2015 the South Australian government set up ... More →
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Patterson Lake Area is host to the Triple R deposit - the largest undeveloped uranium deposit in Canadian Athabasca Basin District, which in turn is host to the richest producing uranium mines in the world. Growth at the Triple R deposit, and exploration elsewhere on the Fission property, is driven by a highly skilled, award-winning technical team and successful entrepreneurial management. Fission Uranium has 100 per cent ownership of the PLS Property, which comprises 17 claims totaling 31,039 ha located on the southwest margin of the Athabasca Basin. The property is accessible by all-weather ... More →
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Matthew L. Wald is an ex-media reporter of 38 years for the New York Times. He began his presentation by saying that people in the corporate world, the laboratory and the academic world look at newsrooms like a black box. You can see what they produce but you can not figure out the inner workings. Well, news flash, journalists look at industry and science the same way. Especially the utility industry. Having recently made the transition from one world to the other, I have been asked to play translator for a few minutes here today, he said.

He said that most reporters and editors can... More →
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Andrew Topf reports that uranium investors are being urged to exercise caution in the short term due to three events which could affect the prices of the nuclear fuel and the companies that mine it, according to a recent report by Dundee Capital Markets.

The three catalysts, says the report by three sector specialists at Dundee, relate to the highly significant restarts of Japanese nuclear reactors shut down after the Fukushima accident in 2011, and the activities of Japanese electric utility TEPCO.

Regarding TEPCO, there are media reports saying that TEPCO wants to sell ... More →
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In 2014, world uranium production came to 56,217 tonnes, slightly down from the 2013 number of 59,370 tonnes. Kazakhstan was far and away the top uranium-producing country with 23,127 tonnes, and it was followed by Canada with 9,134 tonnes and Australia with 5,001 tonnes.

McArthur River Mine

2014 mine production - 7,356 tonnes

Located in Saskatchewan, Canada, the McArthur River mine is the largest uranium mine, and its annual output dwarfs that of other projects. In 2014, the mine accounted for 13 percent of uranium mined worldwide.

Major miner Camec... More →
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Marin Katusa suggests that over the past month, gold has seen a considerable decrease in price, dropping almost 15% since the beginning of May. If this trend continues, gold will have its first losing year since 2000. This has led many investors, from the housewives of China to the bankers on Wall Street, looking for a bargain in gold prices. However, what they do not realize is that there is already a bargain available in uranium. Despite being the source of 20% of electricity in the United States and 35% in the EU, its price remains at multi-year lows.

Gold has dropped in the pas... More →
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TradeTech, along with its predecessor companies - NUEXCO Information Services, CONCORD Information Services, and CONCORD Trading Company - has supported the uranium and nuclear fuel cycle industry for more than 40 years, and is widely recognized for its expertise in trading activities and its comprehensive knowledge of the technical, economic, and political factors affecting this industry.

TradeTech provides independent market consulting and services, and maintains an extensive information database on the international nuclear fuel market.

TradeTech personnel have - <... More →
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Sanjay Jog reports that Australian uranium company Toro Energy is engaged in talks with the Indian public and private sector companies for a possible tie-up in uranium supply, trading and transfer of skill and knowledge strengths in uranium mining. In an interview, Toro Energy Managing Director Vanessa Guthrie, who is also a leading member of the India-Australia Prime Ministers CEO Forum participating in the Australia Business Week here, spoke on a number of issues.

She was asked to comment on the progress made by India and Australia after signing the civil nuclear cooperation agree... More →
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Investing News reports that the summer slowdown has set up camp in the uranium market, with the price remaining unchanged at $36.50 per pound of U3O8 for the last few weeks. However, it seems that market players at last believe the bottom has hit.

Raymond James analyst David Sadowski said in a recent note to clients that uranium producers are down 25 percent, while uranium juniors are down 23 percent. That being said, he sees a limited downside from current equity valuations and good potential for out performance over the balance of the year as the stocks play catch-up and benefit ... More →
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India plan for a strategic uranium reserve received a shot in the arm with a joint research team of the city-headquartered Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) and Osmania University discovering significant quantity of uranium reserves in the Srisailam forests.

The AMD-OU team carried out research in an area spread over 45 sq km around Srisailam sub-basin of Kadapa super basin in Andhra Pradesh. A part of the Kadapa super basin extends over to Telangana state. The team zeroed in on Chennakesavula Gutta and Padra villages using the latest equipment to detect the precious radioactive el... More →
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Tom Zoellner reports that the birthplace of the Bomb has been forgotten by the outside world, but not by everyone. Teams of Congolese miners kept slipping inside the old pit to dig out residual supplies of copper and cobalt, which they sell on the black market. Zoellner said that there have been persistent rumors, and some occasional instances, of local businessmen selling uranium to outside parties. There is also evidence that some of the Shinkolobwe uranium has found its way into Iranian centrifuges, though this remains publicly unconfirmed by Western intelligence agencies.

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Greg Klein reports that a recommendation against uranium mining in Quebec has come under fire from the federal agency that regulates uranium mining and nuclear energy in Canada. In a July 27 letter to Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission criticized the province BAPE commission for conclusions and recommendations that lack scientific basis and rigor.

Earlier this month, following a year-long review, the provincial government suggested Quebec could decide to suspend uranium mining either temporarily or permanently. Should the province decid... More →
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In 2009, Andrew Liptak reviewed a new book on uranium. Tom Zoellner engaging book, Uranium, reveals how this once-humble element transformed human civilization. Uranium was considered a useless material until very recently in human history, when it quite literally exploded into the public consciousness, then became Atoms for Peace.

Zoellner has put together a fun and informative tale of humankind interactions with one of the most interesting elements, including some interesting insights into uranium that go far beyond its use in nuclear warheads.

Zoellner explains that ur... More →
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Mark Melin reports that there is one magical component in the world that has a rather odd duplicity. Uranium is simultaneously used for power enhancement but to two different outcomes. In one sense uranium is used to generate electricity while eliminating short term air pollution that can be a pesky problem. The other use is in nuclear weapons. Both appear to be in an uptrend.

Calling Uranium the clean, affordable alternative fuel of the future, the authors of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Global Metals and Mining report appear stimulated by the demand potential for an ecological extr... More →
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The South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission is tasked by its terms of reference with considering -

1. the feasibility of expanding the current level of exploration, extraction
and milling of minerals containing radioactive materials in South Australia,

2. the circumstances necessary for such an increase to occur and to be viable,

3. the risks and opportunities created by expanding the levels of exploration, extraction and milling, and

4. the measures that might be required to facilitate and regulate that increase in activity.... More →
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Greg Klein reports that active in a number of projects in one of the Athabasca Basin most prospective portfolios, ALX Uranium released radon and gravity survey results for Newnham Lake, a 24,544-hectare property on the Basin northeastern margin. A summer program of 454 radon stations and 418 gravity stations found a quasi-linear radon anomaly about 100 metres by 750 metres associated with a north-south trending fault that crosscuts a conductor and coincides with a gravity low.

The radon anomaly was found less than a kilometre from two historic holes that revealed basement uranium a... More →
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