Conversion plants and processes

1 January 2000

Conversion plants and processes
Country Place Operator Capacity (tU/year) Conversion process First operation

Canada Blind River Cameco 18,000 U3O8 UO3, wet, UNH-process 1983
  Port Hope Cameco 2000 UF4 U-metal 1985
  Port Hope Cameco 10,500 UO3 UF6 1984
  Port Hope Cameco 3800 UO3 UO2 1980
France Malvési Comurhex 14,000 U3O8 UO4, wet, ADU-process 1959
  Pierrelatte Comurhex 350 UNH UF6 1976
  Pierrelatte Comurhex 14,000 UF4 UF6 1961
  TU 2 COGEMA 350 Depleted U3O8 UO2 (MOX top-up) 1988
  TU 2 Reprocessing COGEMA 1200 UNH U3O8 1988
  TU 5 Reprocessing COGEMA 2000 UNH U3O8 1995
  W Defluorination COGEMA 20,000 UF6 U3O8 1984
Russian Federation Angarsk Minatom 20,000 U3O8 UF6 1954
  Ekaterinburg Minatom 4000 U3O8 UF6 1949
UK Springfields Line 4 BNFL 6000 U3O8 UF6, wet, UNH-process 1974/94
USA Metropolis ConverDyn 12,700 U3O8 UF6, dry 1959



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