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Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) has entered into a set of agreements that provides it with an option to purchase a plot of land for the planned Paducah Laser Enrichment Facility in Kentucky.

Date: Thursday, 06 June 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GLE-agrees-to-acquire-land-for-Paducah-facility

US Navarro Research & Engineering, and Deep Isolation have entered into a strategic partnership to advance the safe disposal of high-level nuclear waste in deep geologic boreholes. Navarro and Deep Isolation will jointly develop strategies to demonstrate the feasibility of Deep Isolation’s solutions for disposal of high-level waste (HLW) in the US and abroad.

Date: Thursday, 16 May 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnavarro-and-deep-isolation-team-up-to-advance-nuclear-waste-disposal-solutions-11773095

Global Laser Enrichment has decided not to submit a proposal in response to a US Department of Energy request for the acquisition of high-assay low-enriched uranium enrichment, its 51%-owner Silex Systems has announced. The company has also received regulatory approval to load uranium hexafluoride for the start of testing to demonstrate the technology it plans to use in its enrichment facility at Paducah in Kentucky.

Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Laser-enrichment-company-declines-HALEU-opportunit

Global Laser Enrichment (GLE), jointly owned by Australia’s Silex Systems (51%) and Canada’s Cameco (49%), have approved GLE’s operating plan and budget for calendar year (CY) 2024 that enables the continuation of accelerated activities to commercialise the Silex uranium enrichment technology.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgle-to-further-accelerate-commercialisation-of-silex-enrichment-technology-11540478

The owners of the Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) joint venture have agreed to double project expenditures in 2024 to accelerate demonstration of the SILEX laser enrichment technology at its Test Loop pilot facility in the USA this year.

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GLE-laser-enrichment-on-track-for-2024-demonstrati

US Centrus’s Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results showed an overall increase in income but a reduction in profits with mixed results for different operating sectors. While the US’s only uranium enrichment facility showed increased revenue with respect to its low-enriched uranium (LEU) operations, results for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) were slow.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscentrus-financial-report-reveals-slow-down-in-haleu-plans-11511953

US-based Oklo has signed an Option & Right of First Refusal to Purchase Real Estate (land rights agreement) with the non-profit Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) for land including options for the siting of two powerhouses. This is an extension of Oklo and SODI’s May 2023 agreement for land to host two more of Oklo’s Aurora design fast neutron microreactors. Oklo received a site permit in December 2019 from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to build its first Aurora facility at Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-firms-up-mmr-siting-agreement-and-receives-approval-for-fuel-fabrication-facility-11494087

A land rights agreement signed with the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI) gives Oklo Inc the option and right of first refusal to purchase land in Southern Ohio where Oklo envisages deploying two of its Aurora 'powerhouses'. Meanwhile, the safety design strategy for a planned fuel facility in Idaho to support the deployment of its reactors has been approved by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Date: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Oklo-reports-progress-in-Idaho,-Ohio

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services (TSS) procurement. The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) in Kentucky was constructed in 1952 to produce enriched uranium, initially for the nuclear weapons programme and later for nuclear fuel for commercial power plants. DOE now oversees environmental cleanup activities at the site, including environmental remediation, waste management, depleted uranium conversion, and decontamination and decommissioning. 

Date: Wednesday, 20 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-issues-draft-request-for-proposal-for-portsmouth-paducah-11383556

Russia’s Angarsk ElectroChemical Combine (AECC in Irkutsk) will begin enriching uranium hexafluoride supplied by the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC in Seversk) in 2024. Both are part of Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL. AECC Director Vyacheslav Glushenkov said the plant was currently processing its tailing dumps to extracting additional uranium. The plant extracts uranium-235 for re-use in nuclear fuel from the depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF) stored on site.

Date: Saturday, 09 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-angarsk-electrochemical-combine-to-start-new-enrichment-project-11356643