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Sweden's Climate and Environment Minister Romina Pourmokhtari has announced the launch of an investigation to abolish the country's ban on uranium mining. The move was welcomed by Australia-based Aura Energy, which hopes to extract uranium as a by-product from its 100%-owned Häggån polymetallic project in Sweden.

Date: Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sweden-moves-to-lift-uranium-mining-ban

More than 15 years after mining was suspended at McClean Lake in Saskatchewan, joint venture partners Orano Canada Inc and Denison Mines Corp have announced that production is to restart using the patented Surface Access Borehole Resource Extraction (SABRE) mining method.

Date: Friday, 26 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Mining-to-resume-at-McClean-Lake

Construction of unit 5 at Russia’s Beloyarsk NPP with a BN1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor will begin in 2027, according to plant director Ivan Sidorov. The BN1200 will be the world’s largest fast neutron reactor, replacing Beloyarsk 4 with a BN800 reactor, which previously held that record. Sidorov told the Beloyarsk corporate newspaper, Quick Neutron, that work at unit 5 was on schedule. "The site for the new unit has already been determined, public hearings on the placement have been held. In accordance with the programme, we are doing engineering research, we are drilling wells for them," he said.

Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-bn1200-to-begin-construction-in-2027-11456363

Rosatom's mining division exceeded its uranium production target by 90 tonnes in 2023, it told its annual Stakeholder Dialogue event. Meanwhile, progress is being made on new mining operations.

Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Russian-2023-uranium-production-exceeds-target

Namibia's Ministry of Mines and Energy has issued a mining licence to Deep Yellow Ltd for the Tumas uranium project. The company says it is aiming to make a final investment decision on the project in the third quarter of 2024.

Date: Wednesday, 20 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Licensing-milestone-for-Tumas-uranium-project

Namibia's Ministry of Mines and Energy has granted Bannerman Energy a mining licence for its Etango uranium project. Initial contracts have been awarded for the Etango early works programme.

Date: Saturday, 16 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Bannerman-granted-mining-licence-for-Etango

Canada’s Cameco has announced that acquisition of?Westinghouse Electric Company in a strategic partnership with Brookfield Asset Management alongside Brookfield Renewable Partners and institutional partners has been completed. Cameco now owns a 49% interest and Brookfield a 51% in Westinghouse.

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscameco-and-brookfield-complete-acquisition-of-westinghouse-11297387

The recent visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Kazakhstan resulted in a raft of agreements covering a wide range of areas. Kazakhstan President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said the visit was of special importance in terms of determining the prospects for the development of relations between the two countries. He noted that the independent development of the two countries was not an obstacle but resulted in a mutually beneficial partnership” which was “well understood in both Kazakhstan and Russia”.

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-strengthens-relations-with-kazakhstan-pending-decision-on-npp-construction-11297584

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission to Kazakhstan to review the country's process for selecting the site of a planned nuclear power plant.

Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-assesses-Kazakh-plant-site-selection-process