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US uranium output shrinks 89% in 2019

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Cameco restarts Ontario operations, Cigar Lake on hold

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Namibia abandons draconian mine tax plans

A day after news of an onerous new mining royalty and taxation regime in Peru, Namibia, the world’s biggest miner of offshore diamonds and a top four uranium producer, drops plans for a huge jump in the corporate tax rate for miners and mineral export levies. Deputy Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein said on Wednesday, the country has withdrawn a proposal to increase the tax on non-diamond miners to 44% from 37.5% and will instead propose a windfall tax when international prices for the commodities are high. Namibia was one of 25 countries around the world that recently announced their intentions to increase their take of the mining industry’s profits or impose ownership and other restrictions.

$5 billion Ohio uranium plant looks less and less likely

The deadline for a crucial federal loan guarantee backing a proposed uranium plant in southern Ohio came and went Monday leading some to wonder if the project will ever get shovels in the ground, the Dayton Daily News reports. For the second time in three months, investors in a $5 billion uranium centrifuge project in Pike County have said they will give the federal government more time to offer a $2 billion loan guarantee. Ohio officials first unveiled plans for the plant in 2009, promising 4,000 jobs for an area with the worst unemployment in the US state.

China’s nuclear ambition powers on

In the wake of the Fukushima meltdowns, some nations are looking to move away from nuclear power. But not China, which is proceeding with plans to build 36 reactors over the next decade. As a result of such climate change concerns, as well as the need for more power in developing nations, more than 60 reactors are under construction around the world today in countries like India, Russia and South Korea. Even the US is currently building one new reactor — the second unit at Watts Bar in Tennessee.

Mega Uranium Ltd. releases unaudited results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2011

Mega Uranium today announces its unaudited results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2011. As at June 30, 2011, Mega had cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities totaling $31.1 million, as compared to $49.9 million at the end of September 30, 2010, a decrease of 38%. The decrease is primarily attributable to the Lake Maitland feasibility costs and other exploration expenditures incurred during the current period. As at June 30, 2011, the Company had mineral properties and related expenditures of $265.9 million, as compared to $251.7 million as at September 30, 2010. The increase reflects expenditures on our mineral properties of $18.9 million, offset by write offs of mineral properties of $4.6 million.

First Uranium Corporation – Fatality at the Ezulwini mine

First Uranium announced that on August 11, 2011 a fatality occurred at the Ezulwini mine. An internal investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident. A day of mourning started on Thursday evening night shift in sympathy of the deceased. The Department of Mineral Resource's review and investigation is also in progress.

Macusani Yellowcake intersects 11 m grading 0.20% U3O8 (4.0 lbs/ton) at Kihitian property, Peru

Macusani Yellowcake Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:YEL) (FRANKFURT:QG1) is pleased to announce additional assay results from the drilling program on two platforms, PT-CH17 and PT-CH2, at the Chilcuno Chico area on the Kihitian Property on the Macusani Plateau in Puno, Peru. The exploration program, which targeted the deeper Manto "B" zone, intersected 11 m with a weighted average grade of 2,042 ppm U3O8 (or 4.084 lbs/ton) from 85 to 96m. This intersection represents the high-grade portion of a larger 27 m intersection (from 74 to 101m) with a weighted average grade of 862 ppm U3O8 (or 1.724 lbs/ton).

Uranium set to overtake diamonds as Namibia’s largest foreign currency earner

According to a new report by Research & Markets high uranium prices, paralleled by growing global demand for energy, will result in Namibia doubling its uranium production to approximately 12,000 tonnes by 2015 from the 5,300 tonnes the country produced in 2009. Namibia's extensive uranium deposits, coupled with the expansion of existing mines, will result in the country's uranium production increasing sharply in the short to medium term.

Cameco profit drops 23%; lowers demand forecast

Canada's largest uranium producer lost 23% of its profits in the second quarter, as uranium sales volumes declined. In announcing its second-quarter results Thursday, Saskatoon-based Cameco also lowered its industry forecast in the wake of the Japan Fukushima nuclear crisis, which has slowed the expansion of nuclear power in Japan and resulted in Germany deciding to move away from atomic energy by phasing out and shutting down nuclear reactors.