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DOE approves operation of DUF6 conversion facilities

Waste and Recycling

06 February 2017

Paducah_DUF6_cylinders_(DOE)_48Mid-America Conversion Services - a joint venture of Atkins, Westinghouse and Fluor - has received approval from the US Department of Energy to begin operation of its depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities.

US DOE sells depleted uranium for laser enrichment

Uranium and Fuel

11 November 2016

The US Department of Energy has agreed to sell around 300,000 tonnes of depleted uranium hexafluoride to GE Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment for re-enrichment at a proposed plant to be built near DOE's Paducah site in Kentucky. The agreement paves the way for commercialisation of Silex laser enrichment technology.

The transformation of Iran

Nuclear Policies

27 September 2016

Salehi and Amano - September 2016 - 48The impartiality of the International Atomic Energy Agency was "indispensable" to the high-level political agreement reached last year on Iran's nuclear-related activities, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano told delegates at the Agency's 60th General Conference in Vienna yesterday.

Iran tests new-generation centrifuge under JCPOA

Uranium and Fuel

31 January 2017

Iran has for the first time injected uranium hexafluoride gas into its IR-8 uranium enrichment centrifuges. The development of the next-generation centrifuges is being carried out within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran said.

US DOE awards depleted uranium contract

Waste and Recycling

30 September 2016

The US Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday awarded Mid-America Conversion Services, a joint venture of Atkins, Fluor and Westinghouse, a $318 million five-year contract to operate facilities to convert depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) at its plants at Paducah, Kentucky and Portsmouth, Ohio.

Final demolition at US uranium enrichment complex

Waste and Recycling

01 September 2016

K-27_final_demolition_(DOE-Oakridge)-48The last of five buildings making up the US Department of Energy's former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant has been demolished, completing a ten-year program to remove all the former uranium enrichment buildings at the East Tennessee site.