Location of Depleted UF6 Storage Sites
Approximately 704,000 metric tons of depleted UF6 is stored in about 57,600 steel cylinders at three sites in the U.S.:
- Paducah, KY
- Portsmouth, OH
- Oak Ridge, TN
Depleted UF6 is stored in steel cylinders that hold 9 - 12 metric tons of depleted UF6. The cylinders are stored in large outdoor areas called "cylinder yards."
A program of regular surveillance and maintenance activities assures the safety of continued cylinder storage.
More information about depleted UF6 management responsibilities.