Sonal Patel of Power reports that Centrus has received the regulatory green light to begin uranium enrichment.
- Centrus is working with the Department of Energy to produce high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU), which is needed to power many advanced nuclear reactors, in the United States.
- The U.S. currently relies on Russia for a large share of its HALEU needs, which threatens energy innovation and security.
- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has given Centrus the go-ahead to introduce uranium into its novel enrichment centrifuge, a step that brings the U.S. closer to having a domestic supply of HALEU.
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