Depleted UF6 Guide
An introduction to uranium and its compounds, depleted uranium, and depleted uranium hexafluoride (depleted UF6).
Uranium has unique properties that make it valuable as an energy source, yet potentially hazardous to human health and the environment. The Guide provides basic information about the properties of uranium compounds and the uranium enrichment process that produces depleted UF6. This information will help you understand the unique challenges involved in managing DOE's inventory of depleted UF6 in a safe and efficient manner.