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Iran opens new uranium production facility: TV

Iran, under global sanctions for its nuclear enrichment programme, on Tuesday launched a new uranium production facility and began operations in two extraction mines.

Iran opens new uranium production facility: TV
World powers give Iran new offer at crunch talks
World powers give Iran new offer at crunch talks

World powers were offering Iran a softening of sanctions in exchange for concessions over its controversial nuclear program.

World powers give Iran new offer at crunch talks
N. Korean nuclear test could be tricky to detect
N. Korean nuclear test could be tricky to detect

North Korea has vowed to carry out a third nuclear test, but scientists and concerned foreign governments may have a tough time verifying the actions of the reclusive state.

N. Korean nuclear test could be tricky to detect
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Kazakhstan announces 2012 uranium production figure

According to the KazAtomProm’s Press Service, Kazakhstan retains its title of the uranium production leader as it supplies about 37% of uranium to global markets.

Kazakhstan announces 2012 uranium production figure
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KazAtomProm announces Jan-Sep uranium production figure

KazAtomProm is Kazakhstan's major exporter of uranium and its compounds, rare metals, nuclear fuel for nuclear power stations, special equipment, technologies and dual-usage materials.

KazAtomProm announces Jan-Sep uranium production figure
Iran temporarily put nuclear bomb ambitions on hold: Barak
Iran temporarily put nuclear bomb ambitions on hold: Barak

Iran averted a showdown over its nuclear programme by putting a third of its medium-enriched uranium to civilian use, but the respite may be short-lived, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday.

Iran temporarily put nuclear bomb ambitions on hold: Barak
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Kyrgyzstan’s uranium-polluted rivers threaten Central Asia

Regional risks of degradation and destruction of uranium tailing dumps are high and many of the dumps in Kyrgyzstan are located very close to water resources.

Kyrgyzstan’s uranium-polluted rivers threaten Central Asia
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Iran could make the bomb within 10 months: experts

Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to make an atomic bomb within two to four months and then would need an additional eight to 10 months to build the device.

Iran could make the bomb within 10 months: experts
BHP offloads Australian uranium project to Cameco
BHP offloads Australian uranium project to Cameco

BHP Billiton on Monday said it was selling one of Australia's largest underdeveloped uranium mines to Cameco for US$430 million, just days after delaying its Olympic Dam copper and uranium project.

BHP offloads Australian uranium project to Cameco
Head of KazAtomProm Vladimir Shkolnik. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Major benefit of hosting the international nuclear fuel bank is boosting Kazakhstan’s weight in the global non-proliferation endeavors

According to KazAtomProm Head Vladimir Shkolnik, the fact of hosting the facility amounts to global recognition of Kazakhstan’s industry specialists and scientists’ qualification.

Major benefit of hosting the international nuclear fuel bank is boosting Kazakhstan’s weight in the global non-proliferation endeavors
Head of KazAtomProm Vladimir Shkolnik. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
KazAtomProm Head on speculations over Kazakhstan allegedly serving Russia’s uranium interests

According to him, “Everything we do is targeted at maintaining parity with Russia within joint agreements”.

KazAtomProm Head on speculations over Kazakhstan allegedly serving Russia’s uranium interests
Head of KazAtomProm Vladimir Shkolnik. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan has no intention of supplying uranium to Iran: KazAtomProm Head

Mr. Vladimir Shkolnik emphasized that the international control system makes sure exported uranium is used for peaceful purposes only.

Kazakhstan has no intention of supplying uranium to Iran: KazAtomProm Head
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KazAtomProm to raise its share in the national uranium reserves up to 52% in 2012

We hope to raise the Company’s uranium reserves by at least 250 000 tons by 2020: KazAtomProm Head.

KazAtomProm to raise its share in the national uranium reserves up to 52% in 2012
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KazAtomProm Q2 uranium production figure stands at 5040 tons

KazAtomProm is Kazakhstan's major exporter of uranium and its compounds, rare metals, nuclear fuel for nuclear power stations, special equipment, technologies and dual-usage materials.

KazAtomProm Q2 uranium production figure stands at 5040 tons
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US charges Iranian, Chinese on Iran enrichment

The US on Friday announced charges against an Iranian citizen and Chinese resident for allegedly trying to export nuclear-related material to help Tehran enrich uranium.

US charges Iranian, Chinese on Iran enrichment
Soldiers stand in front of the podium with portraits of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung and the late leader Kim Jong-il. ©REUTERS/Bobby Yip
Kim Jong-Il ordered uranium bombs: reports

The late North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il ordered his scientists to produce "a massive amount" of uranium bombs, according to internal regime documents, reports in Japan said Monday.

Kim Jong-Il ordered uranium bombs: reports
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KazAtomProm Head reports to President Nazarbayev on the Company’s performance

In January – March the Company produced a total of 2 600 tons of uranium, 4% up against the Q1 2011.

KazAtomProm Head reports to President Nazarbayev on the Company’s performance
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KazAtomProm to purchase a stake in the largest uranium processing company in the world by the year end

Relying on the infrastructure of the Uralsk Electrochemical Works, Russia and Kazakhstan have been working together to launch a joint uranium enrichment facility.

KazAtomProm to purchase a stake in the largest uranium processing company in the world by the year end
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Manufacturers call Kazakhstan Temir Zholy to speed up uranium deliveries to China

Kazakhstan manufacturers have asked Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (national railroad company) to speed up uranium deliveries to China.

Manufacturers call Kazakhstan Temir Zholy to speed up uranium deliveries to China
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Kazakhstan may purchase a $400-500 million stake in Russia’s Uralsk Electrochemical Works

Relying on the infrastructure of the Uralsk Electrochemical Works, Russia and Kazakhstan have been working together to launch a joint uranium enrichment facility.

Kazakhstan may purchase a $400-500 million stake in Russia’s Uralsk Electrochemical Works