Energy From Thorium Discussion Forum

It is currently Sep 21, 2017 5:54 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Jan 11, 2017 10:21 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Nov 30, 2006 3:30 pm
Posts: 3282
Location: Alabama
Honeywell announces layoffs at its Metropolis plant; cites challenges facing the nuclear industry


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Feb 07, 2017 3:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Nov 30, 2006 3:30 pm
Posts: 3282
Location: Alabama
DOE approves operation of DUF6 conversion facilities

Quote:
The DOE in September 2016 awarded Mid-America Conversion Services a five-year contract to operate the facilities, located near Paducah, Kentucky and Piketon, Ohio, and to manage cylinder-storage yards at the DOE's Portsmouth and Paducah gaseous diffusion plant sites. The Portsmouth and Paducah gaseous diffusion enrichment plants ceased production operations in 2001 and 2013, respectively. The DOE has an inventory of about 700,000 tonnes of DUF6, a by-product from the gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment process. The DUF6 conversion plants convert the material into depleted uranium oxide for reuse or disposal and aqueous hydrofluoric acid for industrial use. Under the contract, Mid-America Conversion Services will also provide maintenance services for the conversion facilities and associated equipment, dispose of end products, and conduct surveillance and maintenance of the cylinder storage yards. The conversion plants were previously operated by BWXT Conversion Services.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Feb 11, 2017 5:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Apr 19, 2008 1:06 am
Posts: 2220
I wonder why they do not just reduce it to UF4. It can be used in lieu of UO2.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group