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. Security service officers did not say whether the group had a buyer for the uranium, ...

World 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. The ...

Areva: New reactors to end uranium slump by 2015

Business / Economy 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 or ...

National 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 Oil, ...