GE-Hitachi plans to build a Silex plant in U.S.

GE-Hitachi announced a plan to build an enrichment facility in the Wilmington, NC. The plant is expected to provide 3.5 to 6 million SWU/year using the Silex laser isotope separation technology, which GEH licensed from an Australian company Silex Systems Ltd. in 2006. Construction of the plant is not expected to begin until at least 2012.