uranium enrichment


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uranium enrichment

[yə′rā·nē·əm in′rich·mənt]
(nucleonics)
A process carried out on uranium, in which the ratio of the abundance of the isotope uranium-235 to that of the isotope uranium-238 is increased above that found in natural uranium.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Uranium fuel company Centrus Energy (NYSE MKT:LEU) reported on Thursday the launch of an agreement, valued at about USD25m, for maintaining and advancing US gas centrifuge uranium enrichment technology.
North Korea will have enough material for about 20 nuclear bombs by the end of this year, with ramped-up uranium enrichment facilities and an existing stockpile of plutonium, according to new assessments by weapons experts.
Seoul: North Korea will have enough material for about 20 nuclear bombs by the end of this year, with ramped-up uranium enrichment facilities and an existing stockpile of plutonium, according to new assessments by weapons experts.
Under the terms of the agreement, Centrus will continue to perform engineering and testing work to preserve and advance U.S.-origin uranium enrichment technology to support future national security and energy security needs.
PYONGYANG (CyHAN)- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) put into operation a new uranium enrichment facility thus doubling its capacity of making nuclear fuel for atomic bombs, TASS reported referring to a senior South Korean official.