What would the uranium produced be used for?

The yellowcake would be shipped to several uranium processing facilities in Ontario for fuel fabrication (conversion to uranium dioxide and uranium hexafluoride). Uranium dioxide can be used in Canadian CANDU nuclear power plants, which supply about 15% of the electricity in Canada.  Uranium hexafluoride is exported and used to create enriched uranium fuel for light-water reactors in the United States and elsewhere. Overall, 85% of Canadian uranium is exported to the United States, the European Union and Japan (as of 2007).

 

Use for Uranium

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