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In order to secure the economic and security benefits of a true 'all-of-the-above' energy agenda, the United States must be at the forefront of nuclear innovation, writes Dan Brouillette. The following is the US secretary of energy's 21 August blog for the Department of Energy (DOE).

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-You-cant-have-true-energy-independence

Energy Fuels Inc is continuing work on a programme to investigate using the USA's only currently operational conventional uranium mill, White Mesa, to process uranium and thorium-bearing rare earth element (REE) ores and recover uranium while producing REE concentrates.

Date: Saturday, 23 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energy-Fuels-looks-to-rare-earths-to-enhance-White

The USA produced a total of 0.17 million pounds U3O8 (65.4 tU) of uranium concentrate from all domestic sources in 2019, according to a newly published annual report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). This was 89% less than in 2018.

Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/USA-releases-2019-uranium-figures

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes governments and international organisations consider new ways of conducting business and protecting communities, we need to turn the recovery into an opportunity to safeguard the future, writes Christer Viktorsson, director general of the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.

Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Regulators-adapt-to-an-unprecedented-cha

Production figures issued by Cameco and Kazatomprom for the first quarter of 2020 show a slight decrease on the same period last year, while those announced by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) show an 86% year-on-year fall from US facilities. This follows a year when US uranium production was the lowest on record.

Date: Tuesday, 05 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uranium-producers-announce-pre-COVID-production

The US Nuclear Fuel Working Group's (NFWG) has published a report, Restoring America's Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage: A strategy to assure US National Security, aimed at reviving the USA's nuclear fuel cycle.

Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-recommends-bold-steps-to-assert-global-market-domination-7895000

Support for the development of next-generation technologies and advanced fuels outlined in the report of the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group (NFWG), published last week, will enable the country to remain competitive in this area, the Nuclear Energy Institute has said. Meanwhile, fuel cycle company Centrus said immediate action to restore the viability of the front-end of the US nuclear fuel cycle supports work to demonstrate the production of high-assay low-enriched uranium nuclear fuels and to establish an assured US supply base.

Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Next-generation-technologies-strengthened-by-US-NF

Directly purchasing uranium by establishing a uranium reserve, ending the Department of Energy's bartering of uranium and re-evaluating DOE's excess uranium inventory management policy are among the US Nuclear Fuel Working Group's (NFWG) recommendations to the US Administration in a strategy it published yesterday on reviving the USA's nuclear fuel cycle.

Date: Saturday, 25 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Working-group-lays-out-strategy-for-reviving-US-in

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has marked the tenth anniversary of its Network on Environmental Remediation and Management (ENVIRONET) initiative by showcasing projects it has supported, lessons learned and plans to ensure future activities inside and outside the fuel cycle benefit from an integrated approach to remediation.

Date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-showcases-environmental-remediation-success

Australia should repeal its prohibition on nuclear energy regardless of whether it decides to build nuclear power plants, Ziggy Switkowski, a former chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, told a federal parliamentary committee yesterday. Switkowski, who led the 2006 Review of Uranium Mining Processing and Nuclear Energy in Australia, was the first to address the committee's inquiry into the prerequisites for nuclear energy in the country.

Date: Saturday, 31 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Switkowski-Australia-should-repeal-nuclear-ban