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Aug 28 Uracan (URC,TSXV) Announces Change to Board of Directors News
Aug 27 Paladin Energy Limited (PDN,TSX) : Financial Report for the Year Ended 30 June 2015 and Outlook News
Aug 26 NexGen (NXE,TSXV) Drills Off-Scale in all Six New Holes within the 210 m step out from AR-15-44b and Expands Summer Program to 30,000 m News
Aug 26 Spot uranium price rises in thin market, traders eye end of summer doldrums News
Aug 25 NexGen Energy (NXE,TSXV) Begins Trading on OTCQX News
Aug 25 Western Uranium Corporation (WUC,CSE) Comments on the Positive Results of Previously Announced Black Range Scheme Meeting News
Aug 25 Why you should invest in uranium News
Aug 25 Uranium week: summer slowdown ending? News
Aug 24 Northern Uranium (UNO,TSXV) Intersects Two Highest Gamma Radiation Drill Results to Date News
Aug 24 Two-part 'Uranium' premiere News
Aug 21 Pitchblack (PIT.H,NEX) Announces Management Changes News
Aug 21 Khan (KRI,CSE) Files Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results News
Aug 21 Paladin Energy Ltd (PDN,TSX) : Board and Management Restructuring News
Aug 20 Montoro (IMT,TSXV) Contracts Crone Geophysics to Probe Pecors Hole #2 News
Aug 20 New market report explores "Global Uranium Mining Industry 2015" News
Aug 20 Jap. restart & clean power plan not the only bullish factors for nuclear energy News
Aug 19 Investing In Uranium? This News Will Shock You News
Aug 19 One chart shows why nuclear energy has such a pomising future News
Aug 19 Uranium is a new hot spot News
Aug 19 Uranium has a new hot spot: Haywood's Mick Carew News
Aug 18 Skyharbour (SYH,TSXV) Commences Summer Drill Program at Preston Uranium Property in the Patterson Lake Region; Earn-In Interest Increases From 25% to 50% at Preston News
Aug 18 Uranium week: up and running News
Aug 18 Little short-term upside for uranium despite Japan's nuclear restart News
Aug 17 Natural uranium found in two major U.S. aquifers News
Aug 17 Japan fires up nuclear power again, but can it ever be safe enough? News
Aug 14 Murdoch University researchers discover new groundbreaking process of uranium recovery News
Aug 13 Is It Finally Time for Another Uranium Boom? News
Aug 13 Japan committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima fiasco News
Aug 13 North Korea is stepping up uranium production but for power or nukes ? News
Aug 12 Forsys Metals (FSY,TSX) Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement News
Aug 12 Are Stocks the Next Oil (or Uranium, Copper, Silver) ? News
Aug 11 GoviEx Uranium (GXU,CNSX) Files an Updated Integrated Development Plan for the Madaouela Project in Niger News
Aug 11 Fission (FCU,TSX) Hits Broad High-Grade Mineralization at Eastern Edge of Triple R Deposit (Line 1125E) News
Aug 11 North Korea Appears to Build 2nd Uranium Centrifuge Hall at Yongbyon Site News
Aug 11 Japan's post-Fukushima nuclear shutdown ends News
Aug 11 Japan's Nuclear Power Sector Awakens After Long Sleep News
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Top 15 Producing Uranium Mines (2014)
Name Country tU
McArthur RiverCanada7356
Tortkuduk & MyunkumKazakhstan4322
Olympic DamAustralia3351
SOMAIRNiger2331
Budenovskoye 2Kazakhstan2084
South InkaiKazakhstan2002
PriargunskyRussia1970
Langer HeinrichNamibia1947
InkaiKazakhstan1922
Central MynkudukKazakhstan1790
Rabbit LakeCanada1602
Budenovskoye 1,3&4Kazakhstan1594
COMINAKNiger1501
RossingNamibia1308
Southern Moinkum & KhanzhuganKazakhstan1174
Source: World Nuclear Association

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The Athabasca Basin in Northern Saskatchewan hosts the world's largest and highest grade uranium deposits accounting for 1/3 of the global uranium supply, a figure which is expected to increase significantly by the end of the decade. The Basin has witnessed a rush in claim staking activity since 2004 due to the rise in the price of uranium to about US$40/lb (March 13, 2006). At present, there are more than 30 companies exploring for uranium in the Basin.
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U3O8.biz : Aug 27, 2015 - China Nuclear News: Changjiang Unit 1 Being Loaded With Fuel -
Uranium market participants have been keeping a close eye on China nuclear news since the Asian nation resumed nuclear power plant construction in March. On Thursday, news hit that unit 1 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant is being loaded with fuel.
The plant is located on China's southern island province of Hainan and unit 1 is one of approximately 24 reactors being built in China; more are planned as the country aims to double its nuclear capacity by 2020. Unit 1 at Changjiang is expected to begin operating later this year, and a total of eight reactors are expected to start up in China in 2015.
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) told World Nuclear News that loading a total of 121 fuel assemblies into the 650-MWe CNP-600 pressurized water reactor is expected to take two or three days. ...
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Facts (Source: World Nuclear Association)
Uranium is a naturally-occurring element in the Earth's crust. Traces of it occur almost everywhere, although mining takes place in locations where it is naturally concentrated. To make nuclear fuel from the uranium ore requires first for the uranium to be extracted from the rock in which it is found, then enriched in the uranium-235 isotope, before being made into pellets that are loaded into the nuclear fuel assembly.
Uranium mines operate in some twenty countries, though about half of world production comes from just ten mines in six countries, in Canada, Australia, Niger, Kazakhstan, Russia and Namibia.
At conventional mines, the ore goes through a mill where it is first crushed. It is then ground in water to produce a slurry of fine ore particles suspended in the water. The slurry is leached with sulphuric acid to dissolve the uranium oxides, leaving the remaining rock and other minerals undissolved, as mine tailings.
However, nearly half the world's mines now use a mining method called in situ leaching (ISL). This means that the mining is accomplished without any major ground disturbance. Groundwater with a lot of oxygen injected into it is circulated through the uranium ore, extracting the uranium. The solution with dissolved uranium is pumped to the surface.
Both mining methods produce a liquid with uranium dissolved in it. This is filtered and the uranium then separated by ion exchange, precipitated from the solution, filtered and dried to produce a uranium oxide concentrate (U3O8), which is then sealed in drums. This concentrate may be a bright yellow colour, hence known as 'yellowcake', or if dried at high temperatures it is khaki.



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