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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Data for 2nd Quarter 2018  |  Release Date: August 10, 2018  |  Next Release Date: November 2018  | full report



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Second-Quarter 2018


U.S. production of uranium concentrate in the second quarter of 2018 was 365,421 pounds U3O8, up 61% from the first quarter of 2018 but down 50% from the second quarter of 2017. During the second quarter of 2018, U.S. uranium was produced at seven U.S. uranium facilities, the same number as in the first quarter of 2018.

The Pinon Ridge Mill that was in development in Colorado was removed from the uranium mill and heap leach list in Table 3 after the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment revoked the mill’s Radioactive Materials License.

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)

Figure 1. Uranium concentrate production in the United States, 1996 - 2nd Quarter 2018

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