Nuclear Fuel Services plant suspends production

Nuclear Fuel Services plant in Erwin, Tennessee shut down its production processes in order "to focus on internal operations and safety". This decision followed a number of incidents at the plant that involved unexpected release of chemical compounds. One such incident took place on October 13, 2009. In a letter exchange with NRC, Nuclear Fuel Services outlined a number of steps that would be necessary to bring the facility back to operations.

NFS is involved in production of HEU fuel for U.S. submarine reactors. It also participated in blending down excess highly-enriched uranium for use in power reactor fuel.