Eldorado's Port Hope Refinery - 1969

CIM Bulletin, 1969

R. M. BERRY, Manager - Market Research, Eldorado Nuclear Limited, Port Hope, Ontario

A brief outline of refining methods used to (1) upgrade yellowcake to nuclear purity and (2) convert the uranium to the chemical and physical forms required by the fuel fabricators is presented. The uranium hexafluoride (UF6 ) production facility now under construction at Eldorado, Port Hope, is discussed. Technological improvements in uranium refining are considered.
Keywords: Ceramics, enriched uranium, natural uranium, nitric acid, uranium hexafluoride, uranium tetrafluoride, Fuel, Fuels, metals, Plants, Production, Reactors, uranium, Zirconium