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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly

Data for 1st Quarter 2017  |  Release Date: May 24, 2017  |  Next Release Date: August 2017  |   full report



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1st Quarter 2017


U.S. production of uranium concentrate in the first quarter 2017 was 450,215 pounds U3O8, down 38% from the fourth quarter 2016 and down 28% from the first quarter 2016. During the first quarter 2017, U.S. uranium was produced at seven U.S. uranium facilities, one less than in the fourth quarter 2016.

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 - 1st Quarter 2017
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