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Construction near Mailuu-Suu in the Jalal-Abad region, Kyrgyzstan. Dams in Kyrgyzstan holding uranium mine tailings have become unreliable after a 2017 landslide.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Apr 24, 2024
Unstable nuclear-waste dams threaten fertile Central Asia heartland
One more earthquake or landslide, and dams in Kyrgyzstan holding back radioactive waste water could burst, rendering the area uninhabitable.
Barrels stored at the Energy Fuels White Mesa Mill uranium production facility in Utah
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 11, 2024
Uranium firms revive forgotten mines as price of nuclear fuel soars
Mines were idled in the aftermath of Fukushima, when uranium prices crashed and countries like Germany and Japan initiated plans to phase out reactors.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 1, 2023
China’s imports of Russian uranium spark fear of new arms race
China’s burgeoning capacity to expand its atomic weaponry comes as the last remaining treaty limiting the strategic stockpiles of the U.S. and Russia is on the verge of collapse.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 1, 2023
Iran has uranium particles enriched to nearly bomb grade, IAEA says
Iran has been enriching uranium well over the limits laid down in a landmark 2015 deal with world powers, which started to unravel when the United States withdrew from it in 2018.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 10, 2019
Teen and two others referred to prosecutors over trading uranium online
Police referred two men and a high school student to prosecutors Tuesday over their alleged involvement in online trading of uranium, in violation of Japanese law regulating nuclear materials.
WORLD
Sep 27, 2019
Iran expands enrichment with advanced centrifuges in new breach of nuclear deal, IAEA reports
Iran has committed a further breach of its nuclear deal with major powers by enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges, and plans to install more of those advanced machines than previously announced, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report showed on Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 9, 2019
IAEA found uranium traces at Iran 'secret atomic warehouse,' diplomats say
Samples taken by the U.N. nuclear watchdog at what Israel's prime minister called a "secret atomic warehouse" in Tehran showed traces of uranium that Iran has yet to explain, two diplomats who follow the agency's inspections work closely say.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2019
Intruders jump fence at U.S. nuclear reactor with bomb-grade fuel
Two people jumped a security fence at a GE Hitachi research reactor near San Francisco, the U.S. nuclear power regulator said on Thursday, raising concerns over a plant that is one of the few in the country that uses highly enriched uranium, a material that could be used to make an atomic bomb.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2019
Japan urges Iran to keep to nuclear deal after Tehran admits to breaching enrichment limit
Japan, which has built amicable ties with Iran, has supported the nuclear deal as a way to promote stability in the Middle East.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 21, 2019
Trump weighs limits on uranium imports after security risk found
The U.S. Commerce Department has recommended the White House take steps to protect the domestic production of uranium after finding the nation's reliance on imports was a national security risk, according to three people briefed on the matter.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 17, 2019
Images may show reprocessing activity at North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear site, U.S. researchers say
Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea's main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, a U.S. think tank said on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2019
Tokyo police questioning suspected bidder and sellers in online uranium auction
The powder was enclosed in a glass tube and put on sale under the name of “Uranium 99.9%” on Yahoo's auction website.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 16, 2019
Iran could enrich uranium to 20% within four days, nation's atomic energy chief says
Iran can enrich uranium up to 20 percent within four days, its atomic energy chief said on Tuesday, a comment apparently aimed at showing Tehran could quickly expand its enrichment program if its nuclear deal with world powers collapses.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 7, 2018
Iran to finish facility to build centrifuges in a month, state TV told
A facility in Iran's Natanz nuclear plant to build advanced centrifuges will be completed in a month, Iran's nuclear chief said on Wednesday, as Tehran prepares to increase its uranium-enrichment capacity if the nuclear deal collapses after the U.S. exit.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 5, 2018
Iran to inform IAEA of start of process to boost uranium enrichment capacity
Iran will inform the U.N. nuclear watchdog in Vienna on Tuesday over its start of a process to increase the country's uranium enrichment capacity, Iran's Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told ISNA news agency.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 19, 2018
U.S. succeeds in initial Nevada tests of nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars
Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful and a full-power run is scheduled for March, officials said on Thursday.
JAPAN
Sep 30, 2016
Toshiba says uranium built up beyond company limit at U.S. plant
Toshiba Corp. said Thursday a buildup of material found inside a plant of its U.S. unit, Westinghouse Electric Co., contained an amount of uranium three times higher than the facility's internally set limit.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 15, 2016
U.S. institute warns Pyongyang may be 'significantly' upping nuclear bomb output
North Korea may be significantly expanding its nuclear weapons production and could have added six or more weapons to its stockpile in the last 18 months, a U.S. research institute said on Tuesday.
JAPAN
Jun 7, 2016
Ships with plutonium from Japan arrive in U.S.
Two ships loaded with Japanese plutonium and highly enriched uranium reach South Carolina for disposal and reprocessing.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 28, 2016
Georgia detains five suspected of selling uranium
The security service in the former Soviet republic of Georgia said on Thursday it had detained five Georgian citizens who were trying to sell $3 million worth of radioactive uranium.

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