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DUF6 Conversion Program Background

  • $588M contract to convert and dispose DUF6
    • Awarded to Uranium Disposition Services 8/29/2002
      • Framatome ANP/Duratek Federal Services/Burns and Roe
    • Design, construction, and 5 years operation of two plants located at Portsmouth and Paducah
      • Construction start by 7/31/04
      • Sized to convert entire 700,000 MT DUF6 inventory in 25y
    • Surveillance and maintenance of cylinder inventory
    • Shipment of UF6 from Oak Ridge to Portsmouth
  • Products
    • U3O8 to reuse or disposal
    • HF acid to be sold
    • Empty cylinders to reuse (waste packages) or disposal