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World Nuclear Fuel Facilities for processing of recycled uranium

(last updated 21 Nov 2011)

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> See also: World Nuclear Fuel Facilities (general)
> See also: Reprocessed Uranium


De-Nitrification Facilities for recycled uranium

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/Location a)Capacity b) [MTU/year]
FranceAreva NC Pierrelatte TU21,200
Pierrelatte TU5 [ISSUES]1,700
Total 
a) Conversion of uranyl nitrate hexahydrate (UNH) to UO2 or U3O8, unless otherwise noted
b) Nominal capacity dedicated for recycled uranium


Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facilities for recycled uranium

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/Location a)Capacity b) [MTU/year]
FranceCOMURHEX
(100% Areva NC )
Pierrelatte INB-105 (closed)(330)
RussiaRosatom Siberian Chemical Combine (SKhK) , Seversk (formerly Tomsk-7) c)500
Total 
a) Conversion of U3O8 to uranium hexafluoride (UF6) unless otherwise noted.
b) Nominal capacity dedicated for recycled uranium
c) can handle reprocessed uranium either in the form of solution in nitric acid, or oxides, or uranium tetrafluoride (UF4).
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium.


Uranium Enrichment Facilities for recycled uranium

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [1000 SWU/year]
Centrifuge Plants
FranceEurodifGeorges Besse II, Tricastin [ISSUES](under constr.)
NetherlandsUrenco Nederland BVAlmelo [ISSUES]300
RussiaRosatom Siberian Chemical Combine (SKhK) , Seversk (formerly Tomsk-7) [ISSUES]3,000
United KingdomUrenco UK Ltd.Capenhurst [ISSUES]?
Total 
a) Nominal capacity dedicated for recycled uranium
SWU = Separative Work Unit


Uranium Blending Facilities for recycled uranium

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTU/year]
RussiaJSC TVEL ELEMASH , Elektrostal 
Total 
a) Nominal capacity dedicated for recycled uranium
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium


Light Water Reactor Fuel Fabrication Facilities for recycled uranium

Uranium Oxide Fuel Fabrication
CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTU/year]
FranceFBFC (49% COGEMA , 51% Framatome )Romans-sur-Isère [ISSUES]150
GermanyAdvanced Nuclear Fuels (66% Areva , 34% Siemens )Lingen [ISSUES]50
JapanJapan Nuclear Fuel Co., Ltd.Yokosuka City25
Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co. Ltd. (30% Areva - planned)Tokai-Mura22
Nuclear Fuel Industries Ltd Kumatori30
Tokai-Mura22
KazakhstanUlba Metallurgical Co (90% Kazatomprom )Ust-Kamenogorsk b) [ISSUES]800
RussiaJSC TVEL ELEMASH , Elektrostal [ISSUES]1,600
Total 

a) Nominal capacity dedicated to recycled uranium
b) Production of UO2 pellets from U3O8
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium.
MTIHM = metric tonnes of initial heavy metal.


Heavy Water Reactor Fuel Fabrication Facilities for recycled uranium

CountryOwner/ControllerPlant Name/LocationCapacity a) [MTU/year]
IndiaDAE Nuclear Fuel Complex Hyderabad?
Trombay?
Total 
a) Nominal capacity dedicated for recycled uranium
MTU = metric tonnes of uranium.


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