EVS assessment of uranium facility
Argonne’s Environmental Science Division (EVS) recently assisted the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA).
This was in response to License Amendment Request 12-10 (LAR-12-10) and a subsequent supplement to LAR-12-10 submitted by Louisiana Energy Services, LLC (now doing business as URENCO USA [UUSA]) to amend Special Nuclear Material (SNM) License SNM-2010.
Under the conditions of License SNM-2010, UUSA operates a gas centrifuge uranium enrichment facility with a nominal capacity of 3 million separative work units/year (SWU/yr). As part of the LAR, UUSA seeks to expand the capacity of its facility to 10 million SWU/yr.