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Depleted UF6 Storage

Approximately 704,000 metric tons of depleted UF6 is stored in steel cylinders at three sites in the U.S.

Depleted UF6 Inventory and Storage Locations

U.S. DOE's inventory of depleted UF6 consists of approximately 700,000 metric tons of depleted UF6, containing about 470,000 metric tons of uranium, currently stored at the Paducah Site in Kentucky, the Portsmouth Site in Ohio, and the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) in Tennessee (formerly known as the K-25 Site). This inventory of depleted UF6 is stored in about 57,000 steel cylinders. The inventory is listed in the table below.

DOE Inventory of Depleted UF6
Location
Total
Cylinders
Total Depleted UF6
(metric tons)
Paducah, Kentucky
36,191
436,400
Portsmouth, Ohio
16,109
195,800
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
4,822
54,300
Total
57,122
686,500

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