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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Data for 2nd Quarter 2015  |  Release Date: August 18, 2015  |  Next Release Date: November 2015  |   full report

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2nd Quarter 2015

U.S. production of uranium concentrate in the second quarter 2015 was 789,980 pounds U3O8, down 32% from the first quarter 2015 and down 28% from the second quarter 2014. Additionally, the second quarter 2015 production level was the lowest quarterly U.S. production since the fourth quarter 2005. During the second quarter 2015, U.S. uranium was produced at six U.S. uranium facilities, two less than in the first quarter 2015. Uranium was not produced at Alta Mesa Project in Texas and White Mesa Mill in Utah.

U.S. uranium mill in production (state)


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

  1. Crow Butte Operation (Nebraska)
  2. Hobson ISR Plant/La Palangana (Texas)
  3. Lost Creek Project (Wyoming)
  4. Nichols Ranch ISR Project (Wyoming)
  5. Smith Ranch-Highland Operation (Wyoming)
  6. Willow Creek Project (Wyoming)

For the first half of 2015, U.S. uranium concentrate production totaled 1,944,388 pounds U3O8. This amount is 17% lower than the 2,337,190 pounds produced during the first half of 2014.

Figure 1. Uranium concentrate production in the United States, 1996 - 2nd Quarter 2015
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