Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials

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  • IAEA highlights efficient mining at Chile natural resources meeting

    2013-07-12 | The IAEA, the UNECE, the Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean and the Ibero-American Programme for Science, Technology and Development jointly organized an Interregional Workshop on "UNFC Applications in Uranium and Thorium Resources: Focus on Comprehensive Extraction" in Santiago, Chile, 9-12 July. Read More →

  • Social Licensing: The Corner Stone of Sustainable Uranium Mining

    2012-10-01 | Social licensing is at the heart of planning and decision making for all uranium mining. It implies open and transparent communication between the operator and communities in the vicinity of uranium mines and processing plants, and the acceptance of these stakeholders of all activities conducted at sites. Read More →

  • Uranium Mining in Africa: Gathering Momentum

    2012-05-04 | Four countries in Africa - Namibia, Niger, Malawi and South Africa - presently produce some 10 000 tons of uranium, which is almost one fifth of the global uranium production. With interest in uranium resources growing globally, Africa is emerging as major hub of related activities. Read More →

  • Vienna Symposium Discusses HEU Minimization Issue

    2012-02-09 | The 2nd International Symposium on the Minimization of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) took place in Vienna from 23-25 January 2012. Organized by the governments of Austria and Norway, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), and the IAEA, the symposium re-examined the issue of HEU minimization and highlighted the progress made. Read More →

  • New 'Comprehensive' Approaches to Uranium Mining and Extraction

    2011-11-23 | An IAEA International Workshop and African Regional Training Course in Marrakesh, Morocco, focused on uranium recovery from phosphates and phosphoric acid and discussed innovative mining concepts such as dual mining and comprehensive extraction to get maximum returns from sustainable mining operations. Read More →

  • Thorium's Potential in Nuclear Power Development

    2011-10-31 | Today, uranium is the main-stay of the present generation of nuclear power plants. However, the anticipated growth in nuclear energy may require introducing thorium as a fuel in future. An international meeting on World Thorium Resources in India highlighted latest developments of exploration, resources and production of thorium and its utilization in the nuclear fuel cycle. Read More →

  • Extracting Uranium from Phosphoric Acid - Jordan Takes Lead

    2011-05-18 | Phosphoric acid is an attractive source for uranium. It contains enough uranium to serve as a potential fuel source for nuclear power plants. The IAEA is assisting Jordan in its efforts to become a Centre of Excellence for uranium extraction from phosphoric acid which would also benefit the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Read More →

  • Mapping and Testing UN Framework Classification for Nuclear Fuel Resources

    2011-03-30 | An IAEA Meeting on "Mapping and Testing of UNFC-2009 for Nuclear Fuel Resources" will be held in Geneva, 4-5 April, in cooperation with the UN Economic Commission for Europe. UNFC-2009, the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 is a universally applicable scheme for classifying and evaluating energy and mineral reserves and resources. Read More →

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