Today’s commercial enrichment facilities

1 January 2000

Today’s commercial enrichment facilities
Country Place Operator Capacity (1000 SWU/year) Enrichment process First operation

China Lanzhou CNNC 450 Gaseous diffusion 1980
  250 1997      
  Shaanxi 200 Centrifuge Being installed  
France Tricastin (George Besse) Eurodif 10,800 Gaseous diffusion 1979
Germany Gronau Urenco 1300 Centrifuge 1985
Japan Rokkasho-Mura 1 JNFL 600 Centrifuge 1992
  Rokkasho-Mura 2 JNFL 450 Centrifuge 1997
Netherlands Almelo Urenco 1500 Centrifuge 1973
Russian Federation Angarsk Minatom 1400 Centrifuge 1954
  Ekaterinburg Minatom 10,000 Centrifuge 1949
  Krasnoyarsk Minatom 2900 Centrifuge 1964
  Seversk Minatom 5700 Centrifuge (reprocessed U) 1950
UK Capenhurst Urenco 2000 Centrifuge 1976
USA Paducah DoE/USEC 11,300 Gaseous diffusion 1954
  Portsmouth DoE/USEC 7400 Gaseous diffusion 1956
TOTAL     56,250    

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