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Depleted Uranium Processing and Storage Facilities

(last updated 3 Oct 2012)

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Facilities for Reconversion/Deconversion to Uranium Metal

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/Location a)Capacity b) [MTU/year]
BrazilIPEN Reduction Unit São Paulo e)30
CanadaCameco Port Hope, Ontario 2,000
IndiaDAETrombay c)100
United KingdomBritish Nuclear Fuels, Ltd. Springfields, Lancashire2,000
UKAEA Dounreay, Caithness d)4
Total4,134
a) Conversion of UF4 to uranium metal unless otherwise noted.
b) Nominal capacity.
c) Yellow cake to uranium metal conversion.
d) UNH-UO3, UNH-U, UF6-U.
e) on standby.
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium metal.


Facilities for Reconversion/Deconversion to U3O8

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/Location a)Capacity b) [MTU/year]
FranceCOGEMA Usine W, Pierrelatte [ISSUES]20,000
RussiaElectrochemical Plant (ECP) "W-ЭХЗ" (W-[EKhz]), Zelenogorsk [ISSUES]10,000
USAU.S. DOEPaducah, KY [ISSUES]12,168
Portsmouth, OH [ISSUES]9,126
Intl. Isotopes Inc. FEP, Idaho c) [ISSUES] 
Lea County, New Mexico [ISSUES](planned: 2,454)
Total51,294
a) Conversion of UF6 to U3O8 unless otherwise noted.
b) Nominal capacity.
c) Conversion of UF4 to fluoride gases
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium contents.


Facilities for Fluorine Extraction

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/Location a)Capacity b) [MTU/year]
Total 
a) Conversion of UF4 to fluoride gases unless otherwise noted.
b) Nominal capacity.
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium contents.


Facilities for Processing of Uranium Metal

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity b) [MTU/year]
FranceSICN (100% COGEMA )Annecy [ISSUES]1,000
USAStarmet Corp. (formerly Nuclear Metals Inc.)Concord, MA [ISSUES] 
Barnwell, SC [ISSUES] 
RussiaJSC Chepetsky Mechanical Plant Glazov, Udmurt Republic 
Total...
b) Nominal capacity.
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium.


Facilities for Fabrication of Depleted Uranium Ammunition

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity b) [MTU/year]
FranceSICN (100% COGEMA )Annecy [ISSUES]
United KingdomRoyal Ordnance Specialty Metals Inc.Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Royal Ordnance PLCChorley, Lancashire
USAAerojet Ordnance Co.Chino, CA
Aerojet Ordnance TennesseeJonesboro, TN [ISSUES]
Alliant Techsystems Inc. Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, New Brighton, MN [ISSUES]
Martin Marietta Energy SystemsMilan, TN
Mason and HangerIowa Army Ammunition Plant, Middletown, IA [ISSUES]
National Manufacturing Co.St.Louis, MO
Primex Technologies Inc. (formerly Olin Ordnance Co.)Red Lion, PA
Starmet Corp. (formerly Nuclear Metals Inc.)Concord, MA [ISSUES]
Total...
b) Nominal capacity.
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium.


Storage of Depleted Uranium

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity b) [MTU]
FranceCOGEMA Bessines [ISSUES]199,900
Miramas [ISSUES]closed
United KingdomBNFL Capenhurst [ISSUES]?
NetherlandsCOVRA Borsele [ISSUES]?
USAEnergy Solutions, Inc. Clive, Utah [ISSUES]?
Total...
b) Nominal capacity.
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium.


Disposal of Depleted Uranium

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity b) [MTU]
USAEnergy Solutions, Inc. Clive, Utah [ISSUES]?
Total...
b) Nominal capacity.
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium.


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