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Scientific Program

The symposium will be organized in several sessions. The presentations and discussions at URAM-2014 will:
  • Lead to a better understanding of the adequacy of uranium sources (both primary and secondary) to meet future demand;
  • Provide information on geological models, new exploration concepts, knowledge and technologies that will potentially lead to the discovery and development of new uranium resources;
  • Describe new production technologies that have the potential to more efficiently and sustainably develop new uranium resources; and
  • Document the environmental compatibility of uranium production and the overall effectiveness of progressive final decommissioning and, where required, remediation of production facilities.
  • Uranium markets and industry


    Supply and demand;
    Economics of production;
    Financing of uranium projects;
    Secondary supplies.

  • Uranium geology


    Petro-mineralogical studies; Geochemical research; Genetic models and Uranium provinces

  • Advances in exploration and uranium mineral potential modelling


    Geophysical exploration; Geochemical exploration; Exploration success stories and Mineral potential modelling

  • Evaluation of uranium resources


    Estimation of resources; International reporting standards; and Conceptual, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies.

  • Uranium mining and processing


    Conventional mining developments and Ore processing developments, including heap leaching.

  • Uranium production based on in situ leaching (ISL)


    ISL techniques and ISL case studies.

  • Thorium and rare-earth element (REE)-associated resources


    International and national initiatives; Thorium resources; Thorium utilization scenarios and policies; By-products of thorium extraction (uranium, REEs, etc.)and Thorium long term storage programmes

  • Health, safety and environment


    Radon and mine ventilation; Tailings and waste management; Risk-based assessments; Regulatory issues and Managing legacy issues.

  • Social licensing in uranium production


    Stakeholder communications; Social return and Case studies.

  • Education and training in the uranium production cycle


    National and International activities.

  • Uranium from unconventional resources


    Recover of uranium as a by-product;
    Uranium extraction from phosphoric acid;
    Uranium from seawater.

  • The Future of uranium — Focus on development of greenfield sites


    Present status of development of greenfield sites and Opportunities and challenges.