Y-12 contractor receives ‘several’ expressions of interest on depleted uranium

photo-010Y-12 contractor Consolidated Nuclear Security said it received “several” expressions of interest in response to a January solicitation regarding the possible acquisition of thousands of tons of high-purity depleted uranium.

CNS spokeswoman Ellen Boatner said those expressions are being evaluated to determine if there will be a procurement to follow.

No details were immediately available on a possible timetable.

The Y-12 contractor earlier said the high-purity depleted uranium would be used for production purposes at the Oak Ridge plant. The announcement also indicated that the National Nuclear Security Administration could supply up to 1,100 cylinders of uranium hexafluoride for possible use in DU metal production.

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