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Centrus completes Oak Ridge D&D contract

Centrus completes Oak Ridge D&D contract

Centrus Energy Corp has completed decontamination and decommissioning of the US Department of Energy’s K-1600 facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one year after being awarded the contract to prepare the facility for demolition. K-1600 is one of the last remaining legacy structures on the East Tennessee Technology Park site.

Waste & Recycling 10 October 2019


Urenco completes construction of UK tails plant

Urenco completes construction of UK tails plant

Uranium enrichment company Urenco has today held a ceremony to mark the official opening of its Tails Management Facility at Capenhurst in the UK. The TMF will treat depleted uranium tails, a by-product of the enrichment process, by converting them from uranium hexafluoride into more chemically stable uranium oxide.

Waste & Recycling 07 June 2019


Final Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion facilities demolished

Final Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion facilities demolished

Work has begun to demolish the last two buildings that once supported the gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment process at Oak Ridge in Tennessee. Buildings K-131 and K-631 are the most contaminated structures remaining on the 2,200-acre (890 hectare) site.

Waste & Recycling 23 May 2019


Silex and Cameco agree terms for GLE acquisition

Silex and Cameco agree terms for GLE acquisition

Australian technology company Silex Systems Limited and Canadian company Cameco Corporation have signed a term sheet on their proposed joint purchase of GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy's share of GLE, the exclusive licensee for SILEX laser uranium enrichment technology.

Corporate 07 February 2019


Urenco USA announces HALEU activities

Urenco USA announces HALEU activities

Enrichment company Urenco USA has announced a new programme covering the production of high-assay low enriched uranium (HALEU), and is considering the construction of a dedicated HALEU unit at its US uranium enrichment facility.

Uranium & Fuel 06 February 2019


US DUF6 conversion ahead of schedule

US DUF6 conversion ahead of schedule

The return to service of all seven uranium conversion production lines enabled the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management to convert over 5000 tonnes of depleted uranium hexafluoride - more than half its yearly target - to a more stable form within the first three months of fiscal 2019.

Waste & Recycling 25 January 2019


Centrus selected for HALEU enrichment project

Centrus selected for HALEU enrichment project

The US Department of Energy has announced plans to award a contract to a subsidiary of Centrus Energy Corp to demonstrate the production of high-assay low enriched uranium. The project will see the deployment of a cascade of 16 AC-100M centrifuges at Piketon, Ohio.

Uranium & Fuel 08 January 2019


Chinese centrifuges ready for commercial use

Chinese centrifuges ready for commercial use

China's domestic uranium enrichment centrifuges can now be applied to large-scale commercial use after a demonstration project of China National Nuclear Corporation passed national approval on 19 November.

Uranium & Fuel 21 November 2018


Centrus to prepare Oak Ridge facility for demolition

Centrus to prepare Oak Ridge facility for demolition

Centrus Energy Corp has been awarded a USD15 million work authorisation by the US Department of Energy for decontamination and decommissioning to prepare the K-1600 facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for demolition.

Waste & Recycling 03 October 2018


USA awards HEU downblending contract

USA awards HEU downblending contract

Nuclear Fuel Services Inc, a subsidiary of BWX Technologies Inc, has been awarded the largest single downblending contract in its history.

Uranium & Fuel 01 October 2018