natural uranium


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natural uranium

[′nach·rəl yu̇′rā·nē·əm]
(geochemistry)
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In relevant remarks in October, Salehi announced that Iran was conducting final negotiations with Russians in a bid to exchange its enriched uranium in return for natural uranium.
Kirienko considers the agreement as "creating the legislative foundation for further business cooperation between Enec and Tenex to supply the first nuclear power plant at Barakah with natural uranium, conversion and enrichment services.
Rio Tinto of the UK will supply natural uranium, while TENEX of Russia and AREVA of France will supply uranium concentrates and conversion and enrichment services.
The site also contained graphite and natural uranium particles that could be linked to nuclear activities.
Similar to the company's weekly and monthly price indicators, the daily uranium spot price indicator reflects the company's judgement of the price at which spot and near-term transactions for significant quantities of natural uranium concentrates could be concluded on a daily basis.
Furthermore, during the past 10 years, only about two-thirds of worldwide demand for nuclear fuel - about 68,000 tons of natural uranium equivalent are needed for 2010 - was met from resources obtained from mining.
It allows a reactor to use natural uranium rather than more expensive enriched uranium.
He underlined that the Kingdom's natural uranium resources help the country build nuclear plants with a power generation capacity of 700 to 1100 MW in the first phase and expected uranium production in 2013, and nuclear-based electricity generation in 2019.
These include 5% duties on natural uranium and its compounds; uranium enriched in U235 and compounds; plutonium and compounds; and alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products and mixtures containing uranium enriched in U235 or plutonium.
But samples taken at the reactor in August 2008 had confirmed the presence of "particles of anthropogenic natural uranium of a type not in Syria's declared inventory.
On Kazakhstan, the Planning Commission document stated that negotiations with the Central Asian country on supply of natural uranium have reached an advanced stage.
analysts have said the IAEA's findings raised the question of whether Syria used some natural uranium intended for the alleged reactor at Dair Alzour for experiments applicable to learning how to separate out plutonium from spent nuclear fuel.