U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Nuclear & Uranium
Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly
Data for 1st Quarter 2013 | Release Date: May 29, 2013 | Next Release Date: August 2013 |
1st Quarter 2013
U.S. production of uranium in the first quarter 2013 was 1,147,031 pounds U3O8, up 20 percent from the previous quarter and up 6 percent from the first quarter 2012. During the first quarter 2013, U.S. uranium was produced at six U.S. uranium facilities.
U.S. Uranium Mill in Production (State)
- White Mesa Mill (Utah)
U.S. Uranium In-Situ-Leach Plants in Production (State)
- Alta Mesa Project (Texas)
- Crow Butte Operation (Nebraska)
- Hobson ISR Plant/La Palangana (Texas)
- Smith Ranch-Highland Operation (Wyoming)
- Willow Creek Project (Wyoming)
Table 3 now includes planned heap leach facilities Gas Hills and Sheep Mountain. Heap leaching is the separation, or dissolving-out from mined rock, of the soluble uranium constituents by the natural action of percolating a prepared chemical solution through mounded (heaped) rock material. The mounded material usually contains low grade mineralized material and/or waste rock produced from open pit or underground mines. The solutions are collected after percolation is completed and processed to recover the valued components.