URENCO begins enrichment in the United States

URENCO began operations of its URENCO USA uranium enrichment facility (formerly known as National Enrichment Facility, NEF), built in Eunice, New Mexico. The plant is owned by LES, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of URENCO Ltd. 

The facility is expected to reach capacity of 5.7 million SWU/year. Construction of the facility is part of the URENCO plan to reach the U.S. market and to expand its enrichment capacity.