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The adversarial group, Coalition pour que le Quebec ait meilleure mine, welcomes the conclusions of the Quebec Environmental & Public Hearings Panel (BAPE), which concluded that the risks and uncertainties of the mining of uranium relating to health and the environment are still too numerous to allow it to proceed. The BAPE concluded that in the current context, it would be inappropriate to authorize uranium mining in Quebec.

The findings of the report, which after more than a year of analysis and dozens of public consultations in the four corners of Quebec, confirm what we 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.

Geolo... More →
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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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Kivalliq Energy Corporation today announced that the first exploration drilling of the previously untested Dipole target has discovered multiple, steeply dipping, parallel radioactive intercepts contained within a new zone that is between 35 to 48 metres wide. This new discovery at Dipole clearly demonstrates that complementary geophysical and geochemical surveys are very effective tools for successfully targeting exploration drilling on Kivalliq 100% owned, 105,280 hectare (260,154 acre) Angilak Property in Nunavut Territory, Canada.

All nine holes from the inaugural core drilling ... More →
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Steve Szkotak reports that a mining company that wants to tap one of the largest uranium deposits in the world sued Virginia on Wednesday to end a decades-long state moratorium on mining the radioactive ore. Virginia Uranium Inc., which puts a market value of $6 billion on the deposit, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court to have the 1982 ban lifted so it can begin mining the 119 million-pound deposit near the North Carolina line.

The Chatham company argues that the state meddled in a matter that should be decided by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Virginia officials, the law... More →
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Peter Epstein reports that Uranium Resources is a small cap uranium company focused on closing a proposed merger with Anatolia Energy. If the proposed merger closes, the resulting company would have a market cap of about US$ 41 million. Importantly, all references to the merger and pro forma company are subject to the likely, but to be determined consummation of the merger. Words like, should, would, could, anticipated, possible, might, expected, and proposed (and others) are deemed to apply, as appropriate. As this announcement is based on a verbal or email interview, those conditional terms ... More →
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Matthew Pennington reports that North Korea is expanding its capacity to mine and mill uranium ore which could supply its nuclear weapons program or fuel nuclear reactors, according to new U.S. research. The findings shed some light on how Pyongyang gets the raw material to fuel its nuclear ambitions that are raising international alarm.

The analysis is by Jeffrey Lewis, an arms control expert at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. It is being published Wednesday by the website 38 North, which specializes in North Korea. Lewis writes that recent commercial satellite ima... More →
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Frik Els reports that U3O8 prices are down more than 20% in 2016 with the UxC broker average price sliding to $27.25 a pound in late May, 2016. Current levels are the cheapest spot uranium price since 2005. In contrast, the long-term price, where most uranium business is conducted, is hovering at around $44 a pound, where it has been since July 2015.

Haywood Securities in its May 9 (2016) metals and mining outlook indicates that there has been a striking divergence in how uranium stocks have reacted to the price movements this year. In the first half of 2016, while the producers con... More →
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Jeffrey Lewis reports that North Korea is expanding its capacity to mine and mill natural uranium. Recent commercial satellite imagery shows that, over the past year, Pyongyang has begun to refurbish a major mill located near Pyongsan that turns uranium ore into yellowcake. The renovation suggests that North Korea is preparing to expand the production of uranium from a nearby mine.

The question is what will North Korea do with this uranium? One possibility is that North Korea will enrich the uranium to expand its stockpile of nuclear weapons. Another is that Pyongyang plans to produ... 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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Uranium mining at the Mkuju River Project in Southern Tanzania may start in April, 2016. The Deputy Minister responsible for mining in Ministry of Energy and Mining Charles Kitwanga said following the arrival of heavy machinery. Kitwanga said at full operation, the Mkuju River Project would employ 1,600 people. This would be a blessing to the unemployed youth in Southern Tanzania. Mkuju River Uranium Project is located at Namtumbo District, Ruvuma region about 470 km southwest of Dar es Salaam.

During the life of the mine, the Mkuju River project anticipates US$1 billion of forei... More →
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Kristen Moran reports that the Peninsula Lance projects are expected to start yellowcake production before the end of 2015. Peninsula also announced that recent development drilling in the Ross permit area at its Lance projects revealed significant high-grade uranium intercepts. The new intercepts could result in higher head grades and potentially higher recoveries at the projects than have been reported previously.

The drilling, which was completed in July and early August by Peninsula wholly owned subsidiary, Strata Energy, consisted of a series of injection and production wells f... More →
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Matthew Spizziri reports that Toro Energy Limited announced today the results of a series of technical R and D studies from their 100% owned Wiluna Uranium Project in Western Australia. The goals of the research studies were to explore opportunities to enhance and optimize the process design, project configuration and operating and capital cost structure for the Wiluna Uranium Project.

Toro completed a 130 sonic drill hole campaign at the Centipede, Millipede, Lake Maitland and Nowthanna deposits, which aimed to help determine why downhole gamma probe measurements for uranium appear... More →
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Matthew Boesler reports that Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Rob Chang warns clients that uranium is set for a violent move higher in his latest note to the industry. The metal has been on a steady grind lower for most of this year, much like most of the past three years. The reason, according to Chang is that since the earthquake and nuclear disaster at TEPCO Fukushima power plant in April 2011, Japanese reactors have been shut down, and inventories of unused uranium have piled up, weighing on the price.

Chang thinks that is all about to change. In his note, he stresses that the marginal... More →
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Nathalie Granda expects that her drinking water should be clean and healthy, but a new study shows the Ogallala aquifer could be carrying some dangerous levels of uranium. Researchers from the University of Nebraska found more than 70 percent of groundwater samples with unsafe levels of uranium came from areas that also contained high levels of nitrate.

Researchers said some samples even came from Texas. They found areas in West Texas that were as high as 2,000 parts per billion for uranium. Researchers said nitrate is actually is a common groundwater contaminant, but higher levels ... More →
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Rohit Bhisey reports that a new study has been released that provides a basic overview of the uranium industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Uranium Mining market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.

Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import and export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, reven... More →
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BHP Billiton has warned that the future doubling of global demand for uranium will not necessarily lead to increased investment at its Olympic Dam mine. The mining company said the commercial return from the Olympic Dam deposit in the north areas of South Australia is primarily a cooper mine with secondary products of uranium, rare earth, and other resources. The price of copper determine the mines economic favorability.
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Australian uranium firm Vimy Resources has signed legally binding agreements with Resource Capital Fund VI to get the remaining A$25 million ($18.3 million) of a A$30 million ($22 million) funding package. The company secured the $22 million funding package in May this year to finance its Mulga Rock uranium project in Western Australia.

The funding package includes a A$15 million ($11 million) unsecured bridging loan and a A$10 million ($7.3 million) payment in return for a 1.15% royalty. A A$5 million ($3.6 million) placement to RCF VI was undertaken in May.

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Kristen Moran reports thatUranium in the United States is used primarily for nuclear power; however, uranium mining originally had its roots in the production of uranium-bearing ore in 1898 with the mining of sandstone material on the Colorado Plateau in Colorado and Utah, for their vanadium content.

In the 1950s, the US permitted a great deal of uranium mining, promoted by federal subsidies and rising global demand largely driven by nuclear weapons procurement programs. This trend lasted until the early 1980s, when changing geopolitical circumstances as well as safety, environmenta... More →
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Ilan Solomons opines that the future of the uranium mining industry will be largely dependent on the price of the commodity and the profitability of uranium mines, while demand for uranium in nuclear power stations and potentially for nuclear weapons remains the main driver for the commodity. The mining of uranium must be analyzed in a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis, which had to include all externalized costs, such as its impact on the environment and the health of local communities.

Consultation must be undertaken widely and not only with the mining industry and scientists, ... More →
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Michael Marks reports that a recently released report from the United States Geologic Survey bolsters that status, but in an unexpected way.

South Texas, evidently, could be sitting on over 200 million pounds of uranium, the main ingredient in nuclear energy, trapped in sandstone hundreds of feet beneath the surface. Although there are already two uranium mines in South Texas, the findings represent more of the element than was previously thought to exist in the area.

Nuclear reactors in the U.S. purchased 53 million pounds of uranium in 2014, according to the U.S. Energ... More →
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