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US uranium output shrinks 89% in 2019

The new data comes about a month after the Trump…

Cameco restarts Ontario operations, Cigar Lake on hold

Company is resuming production at the uranium plant within its…

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West Japan faces peak-hour power shortfall -ministry

Western Japan's electricity supply will fall 1.2 percent short of forecast peak demand for August, as five regional utilities' efforts to boost supply could not offset unplanned shutdowns this month of a nuclear reactor and a coal-fired plant, Japan's trade ministry said on Wednesday. Image of Fukushima Daiichi NPP in 2002 is from KEI

WA announces uranium mining royalties

The West Australian Government has announced it will levy a 5 per cent royalty on uranium and magnetite iron ore. By 2014-15 the State Government expects to reap more than $160 million a year from magnetite royalties and $28 million from uranium.

World’s largest uranium reserves found in India: The Telegraph

The head of the Atomic Energy Commission said a four-year study has indicated that the Tumalapalli mine near the Indian state capital Hyderbad, which is scheduled to begin operating later this year, could produce up to 150,000 tons of uranium. The Daily Telegraph reports: "It's confirmed that the mine has 49,000 tons and there are indications that the total quantity could be three times that amount," Mr Banerjee said on a visit to a nuclear plant in the western state of Rajasthan on Monday. If that is the case, it will become the largest uranium mine in the world, he added.

Naked uranium

Uranium is often seen and many other forms, but few know the metal's actual appearance, says Steve Little, a researcher at the University of Nottingham. His university posted an educational video, a cleaver wrapper used to promote research at the university, showing what uranium actually looks like.

China’s Hanlong makes $1.5 billion bid for Sundance

China's Sichuan Hanlong Group made a bid to buy out the shares it doesn't already own in West African iron ore exploration company Sundance Resources, valuing the private conglomerate at A$1.4 billion ($1.5 billion). Last week, Hanlong, which is seeking to expand its reach in global resources, launched a A$144 million takeover bid for Bannerman Resources, which is looking for uranium in Namibia.

Niger wants better price for Uranium supplies

Niger, a major supplier of uranium to the French nuclear sector, wants a better price for its supplies, President Mahamadou Issoufou told state TV. Issoufou, who came to power after March elections that ended just over a year of military rule, said the poor desert state was determined to make the most of its resources.

Aura confirms first uranium resource in Mauritania: 50 million pounds

Aura Energy Limited’s (ASX Code AEE, “Aura”) confidence in the greenfields Reguibat Project in Mauritania has been confirmed by the announcement of the first JORC-code compliant resource. The Inferred Resource of 50.2 million pounds at 330ppm U3O8 on the Reguibat Project was based on a cut-off grade of 100ppm U3O8 (Table 1). 48.9 million pounds of this resource are contained in permits 100% held by Aura.

Strike halts output at Rio Tinto’s Namibia uranium mine

The Namibian reports 500 workers at Rio Tinto's Rossing uranium mine in Namibia downed tools on Tuesday in a dispute over production incentives. The news comes in the wake of a senior Rio Tinto executive telling Dow Jones on Monday that the mine – which accounts for over 5% of world production of uranium oxide – is losing money at the current price of under $55 per pound of U3O8. Rossing which lies partly inside the Namib-Naukluft Park (pictured) has produced uranium since 1976. Rio Tinto owns 70% while the Iranian government with 15% is the second largest shareholder.