Jul 29, 2014

U.S. energy secretary defends possible German nuclear waste imports

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday defended his agency’s controversial move to consider processing spent nuclear fuel from Germany at South Carolina’s Savannah River Site nuclear facility, saying the proposal is consistent with U.S. efforts to secure highly enriched uranium across the globe. ...

Mar 24, 2014

Japan to return weapons-grade plutonium to U.S.

Japan will return to the United States more than 700 pounds (315 kg) of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama’s efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world. American and Japanese officials announced the ...

Areva: New reactors to end uranium slump by 2015

Oct 7, 2013

Areva: New reactors to end uranium slump by 2015

Nuclear power plant operators benefited from a slump in uranium prices after the reactor meltdowns in the Fukushima No. 1 plant. Areva SA, the second-biggest producer of the metal, says that’s about to end. Power utilities need to boost orders of uranium by 2015 ...

Jul 6, 2013

Japan, Uzbekistan to conduct joint uranium exploration

Japan and Uzbekistan will conduct joint exploration for uranium in the Central Asian country in the hope of securing stable supplies with an eye to restarting Japan’s nuclear power plants, industry ministry officials announced. A deal will be struck Monday between the government-run Japan ...

North Korea nuclear test sparks alarm

Feb 13, 2013

North Korea nuclear test sparks alarm

North Korea stages its most powerful nuclear test yet, claiming a technological breakthrough with a "miniaturized" device in a striking act of defiance to global powers, including its sole patron, China.