Despite trying to diversify its oil-dominated economy, Western Kazakhstan will not be reviving its uranium mining industry in the near future, according to the Times of Central Asia.
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Bloomberg reported that droughts in southwest Africa's Namibia has uranium mines operating the area facing water shortages. Some of the operators include Rio Tinto and Paladin Energy.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the Queensland government could be given the power to assess the impact of uranium mines within the state under proposed federal changes to environmental approvals.
Bloomberg reported that US Secretary of State John Kerry said that no nuclear deal with Iran has yet been made, noting that "there are some important gaps that have to be closed." Kerry, along with government members from France, Germany and the United Kingdom, is currently in Geneva to seek an accord over Iran's recent nuclear activities.
Palisade Radio recently spoke to analyst Jeb Handwerger about the uranium sector.
Platts reported that according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), uranium production in the United States came to 1,171,278 pounds during the third quarter of 2013, an increase of almost 12 percent from the 1,048,018 pounds it put out in the year-ago quarter. It is also the highest Q3 total since 1999.
Bloomberg reported that according to Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, Iran has not stopped enriching uranium to 20-percent purity. A parliamentary committee spokesperson had previously said otherwise.
London South East reported that after 25-years, Greenland has lifted its ban on uranium mining. However, the country plans to maintain oversight to ensure exports are in line with international norms.
BBC reported that the UK government has given the go-ahead for the first new nuclear plant in the UK.
Bloomberg reported that following last week's talks between Iran and world powers, Russia has let it slip that Iran could be allowed to continue enriching its uranium up to 5 percent purity.