uranium enrichment

David Turk, left, deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy; and Kathryn Huff, center, assistant sectary for DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, with Centrus executives inside the company’s new uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio. Credit: Centrus Energy Corp. / Courtesy

As nuclear fuel plant opens in Ohio, can small reactors compete?

BY: - October 31, 2023

As an Ohio uranium enrichment plant opened this month, yet another study questioned whether nuclear power from small modular reactors can compete with other types of electricity generation. Centrus Energy’s new plant in Piketon produces high-assay, low-enriched uranium, or HALEU. The fuel will contain between 5% and 20% fissile uranium, or U-235, which is the […]