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

The government of Western Australia just granted environmental approval to Cameco Australia proposed Yeelirrie uranium project, subject to conditions that include measures to mitigate risks to underground fauna. The approval came following an environmental assessment process, public consultation, and agreement between Western Australia, Aboriginal affairs and state development. It was issued as a 25-page ministerial statement by the Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

EPA had recommended in August 2016 that the project should not be allowed to proceed because... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Clean Commodities Corporation has acquired the Labrador Uranium Project, an advanced, drill-ready uranium exploration project located in the Notakwanon area of Labrador. The project hosts such a significant number of uranium showings, including the Notak-1 target which is a drill-ready prospect based on past work by Altius Minerals. The announcement positions an advanced wholly-owned uranium asset within their portfolio and compliments the $8M transaction they recently disclosed as their Preston Uranium Project in Saskatchewan.

Uranium mineralization at the Labrador Uranium Project... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Dr. Conca reports that while everyone has been fixated on Perry shifting DOE away from renewable energy and toward the fossil fuels that he championed during his fourteen years as Governor of Texas, Perry has been busy coming up to speed during the Transition. He now appears to appreciate the DOE role in science, nuclear and global affairs.

This is a good thing, since most of the DOE $30 billion budget goes to maintaining and refurbishing the U.S. nuclear stockpile, impeding global nuclear proliferation, cleaning up nuclear waste, rebuilding our aging nuclear infrastructure, and ove... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Vanessa Schipani reports that during his confirmation hearing for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson said that our ability to predict the effect of increased greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere is very limited. That is not entirely accurate.

While very limited is subjective, scientists have differing degrees of confidence when attributing different phenomena to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. For example, scientists are nearly certain that increased CO2 levels from the burning of fossil fuels have caused over half of the global temperature... More →
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Index / Coal / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact

June Javelosa reports that almost three years ago, China declared their intentions to wage a war against pollution, a move in direct response to the dire state of the air quality and worldwide efforts to address climate change. Even now, as China announces plans to shut down the construction of more than one hundred coal-fired power plants, some of its major cities are still reeling from the toxic smog that blanketed northern China at the beginning of 2017.

But with the China National Energy Administration cancelling a significant number of its planned coal-fired projects, it looks ... More →
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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Eduardo Porter asks if there is a more environmentally conscious state than California? It has been at the forefront of climate policy for decades, from demanding stringent fuel economy and emissions standards to wholeheartedly embracing renewable energy from the sun and wind.

It has fighting words for the incoming Trump administration. We will not deviate from our leadership because of one election, the State Senate leader, Kevin de Leon, told The New York Times. Last fall, the state legislature committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions 40% below their 1990 level by 2030. C... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

WNN reports that in June last year (2016), the French regulator (ASN) said it had identified 18 French nuclear power reactors operated by EDF, of both 900 MWe and 1,450 MWe capacity, whose steam generators could contain high carbon concentrations. Of these, 12 are equipped with channel heads manufactured by JCFC liable to contain a particularly high carbon concentration. A high-carbon content in steel can lead to mechanical properties lower than expected.

The nine that can now be restarted are Bugey 4, Dampierre 3, Fessenheim 1, Gravelines 2 and 4, Saint-Laurent B1, and Tricastin 1,... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Stuart Nathan reports that last year, Rolls-Royce announced that it is proposing to develop a SMR capable of producing 220 to 440 MWe depending on its configuration, designed specifically to be built and commissioned in factories, with a reactor module some 16 meters high and 4 meters in diameter, small enough to be transported on a truck, train or barge. Although it included no technical details of the reactor design, its publicity material identifies UK facilities involved in the project that are mostly part of its submarine operations, making it likely that the submarine reactor is the basi... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Henry Spitz opines by asking whether there is a better answer to electricity that is supplied 24-7 than nuclear power? Not coal, which emits more carbon than any other form of energy. Not natural gas, which has a history of price volatility. Not solar and wind power, which are of no use when the sun is not shining and the wind does blow enough. The sun only shines about half the time. Wind turbines generate electricity about half the time.

Nothing else in Ohio provides as much full-time clean energy as the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants. And does it at a price that has b... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

Bruce Davidson opines that former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid retirement has breathed new life into plans to store high-level nuclear waste at Nevada Yucca Mountain. The Reid departure is good news for efforts to solve the U.S. nuclear waste storage dilemma ... unless you are among the entrenched Nevada opposition to the Yucca Mountain repository or other anti-nuclear activist groups.

High-level nuclear waste is now stored temporarily at reactor sites around the nation, and reactors continue to produce more waste every year. The revived heartbeat at Yucca Mountain does not me... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

As the peoples of Earth begin to seriously prepare for our first journey to Mars, there has been a flurry of research into novel propulsion methods to help get us there... quicker. One very promising avenue leads to the VASIMR nuclear electric thruster, which opens up the possibility of a journey to the Red Planet in only 40 days. The technology is still in development, and has some key challenges, most notably building a space-capable nuclear reactor to power the engine array, but it seems to be one of the most immediately realizable technologies for fast interplanetary travel.

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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Rare Earth Exploration, Mining, Processing, Uses

Jon Yeomans reports that investors will be able to buy a slice of a rare earth miner in Burundi after Rainbow Rare Earths revealed plans to list on the London Stock Exchange.
RRE wants to raise 5.7 million Pounds to dust off and restart the Gakara mine in the landlocked east African country, which operated for 30 years until 1978.

Rare earths enjoyed a flurry of interest at the start of the decade before prices cooled. However, RRE believes the minerals at Gukara, such as lanthanum, cerium and neodymium, will enjoy rising demand as they are needed in batteries, magnets and the ... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

This Final Environmental Statement was prepared by the staff of the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and issued by the Commission 0ffice of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. This action is administrative.

The proposed action is the issuance of a Source Material License to United Nuclear Corporation for the construction and operation of the proposed Morton Ranch Uranium Mill with a product (yellowcake) production limited to l,008,640 kg (2,400,000 lb) per year.

Summary of environmental impacts and adverse effects includes...

a) impacts to the area du... More →
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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

Todd Jaquith opines that the transition from one year to the next is always a little uncertain, an uneasy blend of anxiety and optimism, it is also a time of retrospection, introspection, and even a little tentative prognostication. And since the latter is our stock-in-trade at Futurism, we believe now is the perfect time to look ahead at what 2017 has in store for us.

2016 was a remarkable year for space, full of notable firsts and spectacular discoveries. The year opened with a bang (quite literally) when LIGO confirmed the first detection of gravitational waves from colliding bla... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

IsoEnergy Ltd. is a mineral exploration company and subsidiary of NexGen Energy. The company has built a portfolio of early-stage mineral exploration properties in the prolific eastern Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, including the Radio and Thorburn Lake Projects.

IsoEnergy has the right to earn a 70% interest in the Radio Property, which is directly adjacent to the Roughrider uranium deposit acquired by Rio Tinto for $587 million in February 2012. Exploration work is underway at Radio with results expected by the end of 2016. The wholly-owned Thorburn Lake Project was once located... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Peninsula Energy, based in Australia, owns the Lance Projects located in Wyoming and is focused on developing an In-Situ Recovery (ISR) uranium powerhouse. Their low-cost ISR processing technique, coupled with high priced long-term contracts positions, Peninsula is a viable uranium producer despite spot uranium prices hovering around $35 per pound (earlier).

Management began signing long-term contracts for production at Lance in 2011 when uranium prices were significantly higher than today. The firm currently has contracts in place totaling 7.8 million pounds at an average price of... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

The Croatia of the energy market is, without a doubt, uranium. This metal suffers from many misconceptions because of the fact that it is associated with nuclear threats and radioactive disasters that occurred in Chernobyl because of poor management and incident in Fukushima.

Uranium mining is an industry on the rise, and just like Thailand was a country full of potential but very little practical touristic infrastructure 30 years ago, and today is considered a must-visit destination for beach lovers, uranium will be considered a must-have energy source in our future on this planet... More →
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Index / Professional Associations, Institutes & Societies

The Professional Geologist (TPG) is published quarterly by the American Institute of Professional Geologists and provides a forum for discussion and dissemination of professional and scientific information in all areas of geology.

TPG is distributed to more than 10,000 members, businesses, libraries, universities and colleges and government agencies. TPG is available free of charge on the AIPG National website.



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Index / Mining & Minerals - Evaluations / Off-World Exploration, Mining, & Technology

David Brown reports in Atlantic that last week, upon leaving the president-elect office, Douglas Brinkley, a historian and conservationist, reported that Trump was very interested in a man going to the moon.

The principal arguments for a moon base involve mines and building fuel depots. Though the moon lacks the resources to ever be truly self-sustaining (?), it only takes a few days to reach from Earth. If the U.S. decides that the goal of human spaceflight should be to gather resources, the moon and its quarry of helium-3 will be a compelling target. The isotope is extremely rare ... More →
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Index / International Resources, Funding Society Responses

Oliver Massmann, General Director of Duane Morris Vietnam LLC ...

TOP NEWS
LETTER TO MR. DONALD TRUMP - FROM THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP ... DON'T DROP YOUR SLICE OF THE PIE

VIETNAM - CASINO AND GAMBLING - MARKET REPORT

FINANCE
YEAR 2016: WHICH BANK TAKES THE LEAD IN PROFIT NUMBER?
REFERENCE EXCHANGE RATE DROPS 2 DONG

ECONOMY
VIETNAM ECONOMIC OUTLOOK APPEARS HEALTHY
PUBLIC, GOVT DEBTS NEAR ALLOWABLE CEILINGS

INVESTMENT
SAMSUNG DISPLAY PLANS TO INVEST ANOTHER $2.5 BILLION IN VIETNAM .. YONHAP
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Maria Korsnick CEO of NEI reports that small modular reactors and new large reactor designs represent a major component of our future energy infrastructure. The NEI will work with the new Congress and the White House to increase funding to develop them. The potential for SMRs in the energy market, both here in the U.S. and abroad, is tremendous.

In the U.S., small reactor designs could be used to replace retiring, fossil-fueled power plants that will not meet federal clean air requirements. Small reactors also provide a clean electricity option capable of providing the necessary op... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Nuclear Power - Economics, Design, and Industry

Bennett Hall reports that nearly a decade after setting up shop to commercialize technology developed at Oregon State University, NuScale Power has become the first company to submit a design certification application for a small modular reactor (SMR) to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The company, a Fluor Corp. subsidiary which is headquartered in Portland and employs hundreds of people in Corvallis, filed the application on Thursday and announced the milestone during a press conference in Washington, D.C.

John Hopkins, a former Fluor executive who championed the... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

Kazatomprom Chairman, Askar Zhumagaliyev, announced today that due to the prolonged recovery in the uranium market, planned 2017 production from Republic of Kazakhstan will be reduced by approximately 10%. This will amount to a volume greater than 2,000 MtU or more than 5 million lb U3O8 reduction in 2017 planned output. For greater context, this is equal to 3% of total global uranium production (based on 2015 UxC Consulting figures).

The uranium output of Kazakhstan is produced by mining operations either wholly owned by Kazatomprom, or managed through joint-ventures with internati... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The EPA initially proposed new health and environmental protection standards for uranium in-situ recovery (ISR) facilities on January 26, 2015, however, the EPA has decided to re-propose the rule and seek additional public comment on changes to the original proposal, including changes in the regulatory framework and approach, based on public comment and new information received from stakeholders.

In the ISR process, fluids are injected into an ore-bearing aquifer to mobilize uranium. Extraction wells then collect the groundwater, which is processed at the surface to obtain the urani... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Exploration, Mining, Marketing, Acquisitions

The first standards for uranium recovery were issued by the EPA in 1983 when
conventional mining and milling were the predominant methods of uranium extraction, and were last amended in 1995. Since the early 1990s, ISR has mostly replaced conventional milling. This proposed rule would strengthen the existing regulations for uranium recovery by adopting new standards addressing groundwater hazards specific to ISR facilities. As with the original proposal, the primary focus of this proposal is groundwater protection, restoration and long-term stability.

The most significant chan... More →
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