Update: Correction to Domestic Uranium Production Report - Quarterly
On April 30, 2021, EIA updated the production capacity for the Hobson ISR Plant to 2,000,000 pounds of uranium concentrate (U3O8) per year. We also updated total U.S. production capacity to 27,575,000 pounds of U3O8 per year and changed the operating status for Burke Hollow and the Goliad ISR Uranium Project to permitted and licensed.
EIA could not publicly release data for U.S. production of uranium concentrate (U3O8) in the first quarter of 2021. Domestic uranium production has declined considerably in recent years, and activity did not reach a threshold where a specific production figure could be published without violating the protections that EIA has committed to provide.
During the first quarter of 2021, three U.S. uranium facilities produced uranium, three less than in the fourth quarter of 2020. This does not mean three facilities were actively operating and producing material during the quarter. It is a count of any facility that packaged material during the quarter though they may not be in active commercial (injecting solution and drying material) operation at the time.