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US-based Bechtel has been selected by European enrichment services and fuel cycle company Urenco to support the expansion of its Tails Management Facility (TMF) at the Capenhurst site in the UK. The facility stores low concentration uranium tails for further use, or conversion to a chemically stable form for disposal. Urenco says the TMF will help enable the UK’s nuclear energy security strategy, which includes plans to deliver 24 GWe of new nuclear capacity by 2050, providing about a quarter of the domestic electricity supply. ?

Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbechtel-to-support-urencos-expansion-activities-in-the-uk-11282460

Following a "rigorous procurement process", US engineering firm Bechtel has been selected by uranium enrichment services provider Urenco to support the expansion of the Tails Management Facility (TMF) at its site in Capenhurst, UK.

Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Urenco-to-expand-UK-tails-plant

Russia’s Electrochemical Plant (ECP - part of the Rosatom Fuel Company TVEL) has begun installation of second plant (W2-ECP) for the processing of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF)) in Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory). ECP produces low-enriched uranium for NPP fuel assemblies, stable and radioactive isotopes of various chemical elements, and a number of other high-tech products.

Date: Saturday, 19 August 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-begins-installation-of-second-plant-for-processing-depleted-uranium-hexafluoride-11083320

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has restarted depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion at its improved Portsmouth and Paducah facilities. Both of EM’s conversion plants that recycle DUF6 to safer and more beneficial products are back in business with improved safety and sustainability measures following a COVID-19 operational pause, DOE noted.

Date: Saturday, 29 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-restarts-duf6-conversion-10127089

Russia’s Electrochemical plant (ECP) (part of Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL) said on 7 April that it is building the second depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF) processing unit in Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory). The commissioning of the W2- EKhZ unit, scheduled for 2023, will double the capacity of the enterprise for processing DUHF from 10,000 to 20,000 tons a year.

Date: Friday, 09 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-builds-second-depleted-uranium-hexafluoride-processing-plant-8657532

In line with plans to reduce its stockpile of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF), a waste produce to uranium enrichment, enterprises of Russia’s Fuel Company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) plans to build a new facility for the treatment of DUHF. The Central Design and Technological Institute (TSPI) and the Ural Electrochemical Plant (UECP) in Novouralsk, Sverdlovsk Region) had signed an agreement for the development a project to create a W-EHF facility in Novouralsk for defluorination of  DUHF.

Date: Friday, 14 August 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-to-build-an-additional-facility-to-process-dufh-8080917

Plant would convert DUHF into more stable uranium oxide The existing W-ECP facility in Zelenogorsk, near St Petersburg. Photo courtesy Tvel. Three Russian organisations have signed an agreement for the development of a project to build a facility in Novouralsk, about 70 km north of Yekaterinburg, for the defluorination of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF).

Sate nuclear fuel company Tvel, the Central Design and Technological Institute and the Ural Electrochemical Plant said they will prepare an investment rationale and carry out engineering survey for a DUHF processing facility at the Urals Electrochemical Combine (UEKhK) site in Novouralsk.

They said plans for a new facility, which will be Russia’s third, were in line with Moscow’s policy of reducing stocks of DUHF, an unstable waste product of uranium enrichment.

The proposed facility would use similar processes to those used at the existing W-ECP facility in Zelenogorsk, near St Petersburg. The W-ECP plant, based on technology from French company Orano, converts DUHF into the more stable uranium oxide through a process of defluorination.

Date: Thursday, 13 August 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/plans-announced-for-new-depleted-uranium-hexafluoride-conversion-facility-8-3-2020

Russia’s Electrochemical Plant (ECP) at Zelenogorsk in Krasnoyarsk in May completed the processing of 100,000 tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF) at its W-ECP plant.

Date: Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-processes-100000-tons-of-depleted-uranium-hexafluoride-7938473

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a license to International Isotopes Fluorine Products (IIFP) Inc. to construct and operate a deconversion plant in Lea County, New Mexico.

Date: Monday, 08 October 2012
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnrc-licenses-first-us-deconversion-facility

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