GLE submitted an Expression of Interest to the US Department of Energy on 21st. February
Will USEC make any money from this if the sale goes ahead?
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR
DOE PADUCAH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT FACILITIES
AND DOE DEPLETED AND OFF-SPECIFICATION UF6 INVENTORIES
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is requesting expressions of interest (EOIs) from industry
related to the following, either separately or in combination:
Lease or purchase of DOE Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) facilities or land near
Paducah, Kentucky, either to continue the use of the facilities to enrich uranium, or
separately for other nuclear fuel industry applications (e.g., analytical laboratory, uranium
transfer and shipping facility) or to utilize individual facilities (e.g., buildings, warehouses,
machine shops, utilities) for other commercial purposes.
Purchase, exchange, or transfer of various lots of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) inventories in
standard and non-standard cylinders from the DOE PGDP and the DOE Portsmouth Gaseous
Diffusion Plant (PORTS). These inventories include large amounts of high-assay depleted
UF6 (DUF6) and smaller amounts of slightly enriched and normal assay off-specification
UF6. All of these materials are free from any prior obligations. In addition, DOE also has
large amounts of low-assay DUF6 available. This request for EOIs pertains only to the
inventories of uranium identified in this EOI and no other DOE uranium inventories; for
example, it does not pertain to DOE inventories of natural UF6 and is unrelated to the
ongoing transfer of UF6 in exchange for cleanup work at PORTS.
Any combination of the above two bullets (e.g., use of a portion of the DUF6 in the
enrichment operations at the PGDP).
The intent of this request for EOIs is to identify opportunities to create value for the U.S.
government while lowering overall program costs for surveillance and maintenance and/or
disposal of uranium materials.
Responses can be provided by e-mail to Robert.Edwards@lex.doe.gov, or by mail to:
US Dept. of Energy
1017 Majestic Drive
Lexington, KY 40513
Responses must be submitted by February 21st, 2013.