UPDATE: They’re Exporting Enriched Uranium, Not Yellowcake!

They’re Exporting Enriched Uranium, Not Yellowcake! By α Leonis‏ @Cynecin 11/4/17 (shared with written permission)     The media is reporting that yellowcake (U3O8) uranium ore is being exported however, UraniumOne exported U3O8 to Cameco Blind River BEFORE Europe. Cameco is a conversion facility for Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6). They’re exporting Enriched Uranium, not yellowcake! The UraniumOne Willow Creek, WY mine is an in-situ leach mine. It performs the same process in the ground to extract uranium that a mill would perform with raw ore. That means it leaves the mine as yellowcake. A conversion facility would be turning it into UF6....

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