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Iran to halt 20% enriched uranium by noon Monday: official
Iran to halt 20% enriched uranium by noon Monday: official

Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said the Islamic republic would halt production of 20 percent enriched uranium by noon (0830 GMT) on Monday.

Iran to halt 20% enriched uranium by noon Monday: official
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Nuclear power plant location to be defined by March end: President Nazarbayev

According to him, there may be more than one nuclear power plants.

Nuclear power plant location to be defined by March end: President Nazarbayev
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Kazakhstan hoping to join IAEA Board of Governors

Kazakhstan holds 19% of the global explored reserves of uranium, with the country’s uranium reserves estimated at 802 000 tons.

Kazakhstan hoping to join IAEA Board of Governors
World powers, Iran clinch 'historic' nuclear deal
World powers, Iran clinch 'historic' nuclear deal

World leaders hailed Sunday a "historic" nuclear deal with Iran as a triumph for diplomacy, but cautioned the hard work was just starting to keep Tehran from building a bomb.

World powers, Iran clinch 'historic' nuclear deal
Uranium ore. Photo ©kazatomprom.kz
No uranium revival for Mangistau

Uranium mining won't be revived in Mangistau Oblast. Its uranium ore is of low-grade, roughly 20 times below the margin considered feasible for development.

No uranium revival for Mangistau
Minister of Industry and New Technology Asset Issekeshev and Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird. Marat Abilov ©
Kazakhstan and Canada to invest $200 million into uranium conversion facility

We are working to launch a facility capable of feeding 40 nuclear power plants: KazAtomProm National Uranium Company Chairman of the Board.

Kazakhstan and Canada to invest $200 million into uranium conversion facility
Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran
Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran

US President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran, a day after the Israeli leader warned Tehran could convert uranium into weapons-grade material within weeks.

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran
Uranium ore. ©kazatomprom.kz
Kazakhstan announces Q3 uranium production output

Uranium production output in Kazakhstan made up 20 900 tons in 2012.

Kazakhstan announces Q3 uranium production output
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Greenland awards first big mining exploitation license

Greenland awarded Thursday its first big mining exploitation license, approving an iron extraction project by British company London Mining, and lifted a ban on exploiting uranium.

Greenland awards first big mining exploitation license
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International nuclear fuel bank to be hosted in Kazakhstan poses no environmental risks

Back in 2009 Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev suggested hosting an international nuclear fuel bank in the Kazakh territory. The idea was approved of by the IAEA in 2011.

International nuclear fuel bank to be hosted in Kazakhstan poses no environmental risks
Uranium ore. ©kazatomprom.kz
Kazakhstan leads in uranium production

Kazakhstan produced 21,317 tons of uranium in 2012. It is Number One in the world by uranium production and Number Two by uranium deposits.

Kazakhstan leads in uranium production
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Niger to 'review' Areva uranium contracts

Niger, one of the world's top sources of uranium, will review its dealings with French firm Areva, which has been mining there for nearly 50 years.

Niger to 'review' Areva uranium contracts
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KazAtomProm to launch uranium conversion plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk

A new uranium conversion plant will be built in Ulba Metallurgical Plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk by 2018.

KazAtomProm to launch uranium conversion plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk
Vanadium production. Photo courtesy of kv.ucoz.kz
Kazakhstan vanadium deposit among world's top 5 largest

The vanadium deposit in Kazakhstan's Kyzylorda oblast can cover 10 percent of the global vanadium market.

Kazakhstan vanadium deposit among world's top 5 largest
Zimbabwe agrees to sell uranium to Iran: media report
Zimbabwe agrees to sell uranium to Iran: media report

Zimbabwe has signed a secret deal to supply Iran with the raw materials needed to develop a nuclear weapon, in breach of international sanctions.

Zimbabwe agrees to sell uranium to Iran: media report
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KazAtomProm announces Q2 uranium production output

KazAtomProm, including its stakes in other companies, produced a total of 11 900 tons in 2012 (over 20% of global production).

KazAtomProm announces Q2 uranium production output
Ray of light, dark clouds in Iran nuclear programme
Ray of light, dark clouds in Iran nuclear programme

An important recent development in Iran's nuclear programme, if it continues, might help to ease international fears that Tehran wants the bomb, but serious questions still remain.

Ray of light, dark clouds in Iran nuclear programme
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Cameco to transfer uranium processing technology to Kazakhstan’s KazAtomProm in 2018

KazAtomProm, including its stakes in other companies, produced a total of 11 900 tons in 2012 (over 20% of global production). In 2011 the Company produced 11 079 tons.

Cameco to transfer uranium processing technology to Kazakhstan’s KazAtomProm in 2018
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Kazakhstan may run out of uranium in 60 years

Kazakhstan has uranium reserves for 60-70 years at maximum production level and 80-90 years at current production without replenishment.

Kazakhstan may run out of uranium in 60 years
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Kazakhstan planning to boost uranium extraction

The uranium production output in Kazakhstan made up 20 900 tons in 2012. In 2011 the country’s share in global uranium supplies stood at 35%.

Kazakhstan planning to boost uranium extraction