uranium mining News

  • Living near uranium mines in Niger

    Niger is the world’s fifth largest producer of uranium, which is mainly used to fuel nuclear power plants. The French industrial company Areva has been mining uranium from the area around the town of Arlit for the past 45 years. Greenpeace and local activists claim that this activity has contaminated the local environment and that this radioactive pollution has made local people ill. Areva ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Calculating the environmental cost of uranium mining

    Nuclear power is receiving growing attention from governments seeking ways to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, there is little detailed analysis of the true carbon costs of the nuclear industry. A new analysis suggests that eco-efficiency of uranium mining and milling, a key aspect of the efficiency of nuclear power generation, depends on the amount of uranium in the rocks being ...

  • Australia Uranium Mining Market to 2020 | Available on Researchmoz.us

    GlobalDatas mining industry offering, "Australia Uranium Mining Market Overview and Forecast to 2020: Trends, Major Projects, and Competitive Landscape" provides a comprehensive understanding of the uranium mining industry in Australia. To Read The Complete Report with TOC Kindly Visit: ...


  • Virginia company sues state in hopes of mining uranium

    A mining company that wants to tap one of the world's largest uranium deposits sued Virginia on Wednesday to end a decades-long state moratorium on mining the radioactive ore. Virginia Uranium Inc., which puts a market value of $6 billion on the deposit, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court to have the 1982 ban lifted so it can begin mining the 119 million-pound deposit near the North ...


    By Associated Press

  • IWC Builds Largest GRP Tank for Uranium Mine

    IWC recently completed the construction of one of its largest ever glass-fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) tanks measuring 6 metres in diameter and 11 metres in height, capable of holding up to 254 000 litres. The length of the cylinder of this tank was set at 9 meters. IWC’s GRP manufacturing facility in Isando, Gauteng, can manufacture up to14 meters in a single filament wound process. The ...

  • USGS report details uranium resources and potential effects of uranium mining near Grand Canyon

    As part of the Department of the Interior’s evaluation of whether to segregate nearly 1 million acres of federal lands near the Grand Canyon from new uranium claims, the United States Geological Survey today released a report on uranium resources and uranium mining impacts in the area. The studies contained in the report looked at uranium found in breccia pipe deposits and explored the ...

  • DOE Evaluates Environmental Impacts of Uranium Mining on Government Land in Western Colorado

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) is available to the public. In the final Uranium Leasing Program PEIS, DOE identified the preferred alternative of continued management of the program with exploration, mine development and operations, and reclamation at 31 lease tracts for the next 10-year ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Mexicans challenge Nuclear Regulatory Commission over leach uranium mine

    For the first time in history, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC, will be challenged in federal appeals court for its approval of a source materials license for an in situ leach uranium mine. The Navajo communities of Crownpoint and Church Rock, New Mexico will fight the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the permitted company, Hydro Resources, Inc., demanding that they stay off Navajo ...

  • Uranium Mines Still Pose Serious Health Threat on Navajo Land

    In 2010, a Navajo cattle rancher named Larry Gordy discovered an abandoned uranium mine in the middle of his grazing land in Cameron, AZ, according to the New York Times. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) visited the site and found dangerously high levels of uranium, but the agency has yet to begin the clean-up.   The EPA found that the radioactivity there measured one ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA begins three Navajo uranium mine cleanups in September

    This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is beginning three uranium mine clean up actions on the Navajo Nation. The work, expected to cost $7.15 million, is part of the EPA’s five year plan to address uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation and is being done in partnership with the Navajo Nation’s Environmental Protection Agency. Funding for all three actions is from ...

  • South African mine finds way of removing uranium from groundwater

    Acid mine drainage is one of the world's biggest environmental problems besides global warming. The national nuclear regulator has confirmed uranium contamination in drinking and agricultural water from gold mining activities in South Africa. Currently, the water quality and pollution into our water resources is a bigger health risk than HIV/AIDs.A test trial done with a organic medium developed ...


    By SupaZOrb

  • Uranium Resources and Denison Mines Face Increased Scrutiny Ahead of Earnings

    It is now the heart of earnings season and investors are feverishly following results from the Uranium Industry. Shares throughout the uranium sector have failed to rebound following March's industry-wide selloff. This despite recent remarks from leading uranium producers assuring that the Fukushima nuclear crisis has done little to curb global demand. The Bedford Report examines the Uranium ...


    By Marketwire

  • Uranium Resources and Cameco Benefit From Rebounding Uranium Market

    After a sluggish four months following the disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, uranium stocks are finally recovering. Research indicates that any price weakness in the uranium market should be short-lived, as nuclear energy demand continues to grow. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Uranium Sector and provides investment research on Uranium Resources, Inc. ...


    By Marketwire

  • U.S. Government Announces $1 Billion for Abandoned Uranium Mine Clean Up on the Navajo Nation

    A settlement announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice secured approximately $1 billion in funds to cleanup 10 percent of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. The funds, going to both the EPA and the Navajo Nation, will be used to clean up contamination, which includes radioactive waste near communities, resulting from approximately 50 ...

  • Paladin energy purchase MP-5 to manage data at its uranium mines in africa and australia

    Paladin Energy Purchase MP-5 PALADIN ENERGY Ltd is a uranium production company with projects currently in Australia and two operating mines in Africa with a strategy to become a major uranium mining house. Paladin (Africa) Ltd Paladin (Africa) Ltd is a member of the Paladin Energy Ltd group of companies and is the corporate entity that holds the ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • DOE Issues Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program

    In a Record of Decision (ROD) published in the Federal Register today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has decided to continue management of the Uranium Leasing Program (ULP) for 31 lease tracts for the next 10 years. DOE’s decision is consistent with its preferred alternative identified in the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Cleanup of historic Uravan uranium mill completed

    A chapter in the history of the uranium industry in western Colorado closed this week when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified the completion of the 20-year cleanup of the Uravan Mill Superfund Site. Uravan, a former uranium and vanadium mine and processing site located along the San Miguel River in western Montrose County, had long been contaminated with radioactive residues, ...

  • U.S. EPA reaches out to businesses for input on abandoned uranium mine cleanup work in and around Navajo Nation

    Today the U.S. States Environmental Protection Agency issued a Request for Information (RFI) for an upcoming Navajo Area Uranium Mines Response, Assessment, and Evaluation Services contract. This RFI is a vital step in the Agency’s long-term strategy to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. “EPA anticipates spending more than $100 million with local and tribal ...

  • EPA enters into agreement with Chevron to investigate soil contamination at uranium mine on the Navajo Reservation (AZ, NM)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement with Chevron USA Inc. to investigate radium-contaminated soil at the Mariano Lake Mine site, a former uranium mine located on the Navajo Nation near Gallup, New Mexico. The agreement is the latest result of an ongoing effort by EPA and Navajo Nation to address contamination from the legacy of uranium mining in the Navajo Nation. Under ...

  • EPA announces plan to clean up largest abandoned uranium mine on the Navajo Nation

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has approved a plan and committed to clean up the Northeast Church Rock Mine, the largest and highest priority uranium mine on the Navajo Nation. The cleanup will include removal of approximately 1.4 million tons of radium and uranium contaminated soil and will employ the most stringent standards in the country. The cleanup will place ...

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