The abrupt cancellation of a US$6.5 billion (HK$50.4 billion) uranium processing project in southern China has left Beijing with a headache as it tries to secure the fuel required to sustain an ambitious nuclear reactor building programme.Wednesday, 17 July, 2013, 12:05pm
There has never been a full-scale war between two nuclear-armed states. If Iran does cross the nuclear threshold, the same deterrence will apply. No rational person would want to provoke their own incineration.2 Jan 2013 - 2:52am
Huge newly discovered reserves of much-needed uranium are in danger of being destroyed amid a row over digging it up.
And as China's nuclear and coal sectors battle over the sites where the radioactive heavy metal lies buried, experts say the uranium is accidentally ending up in coal-fired power stations - creating radioactive ash that is falling on surrounding cities.18 Nov 2012 - 4:44am 2 comments
Industry executives believe the development of more uranium mines is needed to meet demand in the next decade as global supply from known mining projects is insufficient and the supply of used uranium for recycling is dwindling.16 May 2011 - 12:00am
China is looking to buy uranium mining and exploration rights overseas, particularly in East Asia and Africa, to satisfy its ever-increasing demand for ore as the country steps up installation of nuclear power plants, a senior energy official says.
But hasty acquisitions overseas could be difficult and risky, industry sources said.31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Beijing is considering opening up the uranium exploration and mining sector, now controlled by the two state nuclear power groups, to other state-owned firms, according to government officials.
The move would speed up the development of domestic resources to meet rapidly growing demand from the nation's ambitious nuclear power expansion programme.7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Sun Xiaodi harassed since winning award
An environmental activist who won international acclaim for exposing a radiation poisoning scandal in Gansu province has been denied medical treatment in Beijing for a potentially life-threatening tumour and is subject to constant harassment, a human rights group said yesterday.4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
The debate over the use of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition - fired during the Gulf War and during the conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo - is likely to become increasingly bitter now it has emerged that the potential health risks have been known by at least one government for years.7 Jan 2001 - 12:00am
AUSTRALIA will lose billions of dollars in economic benefits unless the government loosens restrictions on the uranium industry, an economic think-tank says.5 Sep 1994 - 12:00am