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Urenco welcomes outcome of US investigation into uranium imports

16 July 2019

As an international supplier of uranium enrichment services and fuel cycle products, Urenco welcomes the decision by the President of the United States regarding the Section 232 investigation into uranium imports into the US.

Urenco’s New Mexico facility, UUSA, operated by Louisiana Energy Services, is the only domestic supplier of enrichment services in the US. We will continue to demonstrate that our involvement in the US uranium market is in the best interests of our customers to ensure reliable, transparent and timely supply of nuclear fuel to US reactors.

A Section 232 investigation is conducted under the authority of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and its purpose is to determine the effect of imports on US national security. The petition was filed in January 2018.

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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