Related Topic: Uranium Enrichment

Former US enrichment site ready for redevelopment

Former US enrichment site ready for redevelopment

The former Centrifuge Complex site at Oak Ridge in Tennessee is now ready for industrial development. The complex was one of the final collections of buildings to be demolished last year as workers completed the first-ever cleanup of a former uranium enrichment complex. The footprint of the former facility is earmarked for the construction of a proposed regional airport at the East Tennessee Technology Park.

Waste & Recycling 09 September 2021


Q&A: Orano Conversion & Enrichment CEO Jacques Peythieu

Q&A: Orano Conversion & Enrichment CEO Jacques Peythieu

Jacques Peythieu, Chief Executive Officer of Orano Conversion & Enrichment, discusses the company's recovery from the impacts of the pandemic and industrial action, 2020 results, production ramp up at its Philippe Coste plant in France, and possible transformation of the conversion market due to the recently announced restart of Honeywell's conversion plant at Metropolis in the USA. He also assesses the prospects of enrichment market and the expected requirements for HALEU, as well as potential hurdles to supply capabilities or transportation of this material. A multinational nuclear fuel cycle company headquartered in Hauts-de-Seine, France, Orano has an order book worth EUR26 billion (USD31 billion).

Perspectives 31 August 2021


IAEA warns of further nuclear deal violations by Iran

IAEA warns of further nuclear deal violations by Iran

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has informed the agency's Board of Governors that Iran intends to use indigenously-produced uranium enriched up to 20% U-235 in the manufacture of fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor, an IAEA spokesperson told World Nuclear News today. In doing so, as part of a multi-stage process, Iran will also produce uranium metal enriched up to 20% U-235.

Regulation & Safety 07 July 2021


Centrus receives licence for HALEU production

Centrus receives licence for HALEU production

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a licence amendment that will allow Centrus Energy Corp to produce high-assay, low-enriched uranium at its Piketon enrichment facility. Centrus expects to begin demonstrating HALEU production at the facility in Ohio early next year.

Uranium & Fuel 15 June 2021


Centrus sees strong growth in nuclear fuel sales

Centrus sees strong growth in nuclear fuel sales

US nuclear fuel and services provider Centrus Energy Corporation today announced it has secured new nuclear fuel sales contracts and commitments valued at about USD225 million over the past 12 months. This, the company said, was the strongest period for new sales since 2015.

Corporate 17 May 2021


Iran begins enriching uranium to 60%

Iran begins enriching uranium to 60%

Iran on 17 April began enriching uranium up to 60%, after previously notifying the International Atomic Energy Agency of its intention to do so. Enrichment to 60% uranium-235 is being carried out in two cascades of IR-4 and IR-6 centrifuges at the Natanz facility.

Regulation & Safety 19 April 2021


US HALEU facility set for 2022 start-up

US HALEU facility set for 2022 start-up

The USA's first production facility for high-assay low-enriched uranium is expected to begin production early next year, Centrus Energy has announced. The facility is under construction at Piketon, Ohio.

Uranium & Fuel 23 March 2021


Iran plans centrifuge expansion

Iran plans centrifuge expansion

The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran has announced plans to install 1000 new IR2M centrifuge machines at the Natanz nuclear site in the next three months, AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told reporters gathered for Parliamentary Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf’s visit to the Fordow plant yesterday. According to the Fars news agency, Kamalvandi said Iran is enriching uranium using 100% indigenous technology.

Regulation & Safety 29 January 2021


US government approves GLE restructure

US government approves GLE restructure

A proposed restructuring of GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment LLC has received the final key approval from the US government. The restructure will see Australian research and development company Silex Systems and Canadian company Cameco Corporation increase their holdings in the company to 51% and 49%, respectively.

Corporate 19 January 2021


E3 dispute Tehran's justification for uranium enrichment

E3 dispute Tehran's justification for uranium enrichment

Iran has no credible civilian use for uranium metal and must reverse its latest move towards increased enrichment, the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK - the E3 countries - said on 16 January. In response, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran said it wanted the International Atomic Energy Agency to "avoid mentioning unnecessary details".

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2021