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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Data for 2nd Quarter 2016  |  Release Date: August 15, 2016  |  Next Release Date: November 2016  |   full report



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2nd Quarter 2016


U.S. production of uranium concentrate in the second quarter 2016 was 745,306 pounds U3O8, up 19% from the first quarter 2016 and down 6% from the second quarter 2015. During the second quarter 2016, U.S. uranium was produced at seven U.S. uranium facilities, one more than in the first quarter 2016, when White Mesa Mill in Utah restarted production.

U.S. uranium mill in production (state)

  1. White Mesa Mill (Utah)

U.S. uranium in-situ-leach plants in production (state)

  1. Crow Butte Operation (Nebraska)
  2. Lost Creek Project (Wyoming)
  3. Nichols Ranch ISR Project (Wyoming)
  4. Ross CPP (Wyoming)
  5. Smith Ranch-Highland Operation (Wyoming)
  6. Willow Creek Project (Wyoming)

For the first half of 2016, U.S. uranium concentrate production totaled 1,371,828 pounds U3O8. This amount is 29% lower than the 1,944,388 pounds produced during the first half of 2015.

Figure 1. Uranium concentrate production in the United States, 1996 - 2nd Quarter 2016
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