Our facility is located in Eunice, New Mexico.
We began operations in 2010.
Our current production capacity is 4,700 tSW/a.
The facility's President and CEO is Karen Fili.
We employ more than 230 people.
Located in south eastern New Mexico, UUSA has an essential role in the nuclear fuel supply chain which ends with the sustainable generation of electricity.
Our focus is on providing safe, cost effective and reliable uranium enrichment services for power generation within a framework of high environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance standards.
UUSA’s production represents approximately one third of the country’s annual demand and is the only operating commercial enrichment facility in the US. It is a key strategic national asset to the USA, operated by a dedicated US workforce and under US nuclear regulation.
We received regulatory and planning approval to build UUSA by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in June 2006. In June 2010, the enrichment plant began operations with the first customer delivery made in March 2012. We currently have 64 cascades in production.
We value the good relations we have built with our local communities and are proud to be seen as a good community partner.
To support our local communities and wider regional initiatives, we provide a variety of sponsorships and donations. The areas that we focus on are education, the environment, healthy living and culture. We are particularly proud that since 2008, UUSA employees have been the largest contributor to local United Way organizations.
In addition, our employees volunteer more than 1,000 hours each quarter to support non-profit organizations. Every year, UUSA employees and contractors gather together to honor those who were impacted by the events of September 11 by working on home and community improvements in our hometown of Eunice.
Also, our Richie’s Science Workshops have been presented to more than 20,000 local students over the past decade and are facilitated with the help of more than 150 employee volunteers each year. These workshops teach the scientific method and demonstrate the science behind the enrichment process through a number of interactive experiments. Students and teachers continue to provide positive feedback year after year.
To support our local communities further, we offer a summer internship program. These internships provide students with the opportunity to learn about the nuclear industry while working on projects that will enrich their knowledge in their field of study.
In addition, UUSA provides five $1,000 scholarships each year to students who reside in either Lea County, NM, or Andrews County, TX. The scholarship provides a helping hand to current high school seniors or undergraduate students who are undertaking or will undertake two-year or four-year degree programmes. Entry for this year's scholarship programme has closed, winners will be announced on or around May 1, 2022. Applications for the 2023 scholarship programme will open in the first quarter of 2023.