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DU Use Categories: Generic Aspects - 1

  • High-volume uses
    • Capitalize on density and chemical identity with fuel
    • Uses are all in radiologically regulated applications
    • Benefit
      • Avoid transportation and disposal costs
      • Some uses may be cost-competitive: $1/kg DU revenue = $500M; NU costs $20-40/kg
  • High value uses
    • Capitalize on unique electronic properties of uranium
    • Uses are all in radiologically unregulated areas
    • Benefit
      • Favorable perception of reuse
      • Significant revenues if a winner can be found