ArgentinaCordoba Conversion Facility

General Information

Country Argentina
Facility Location (Site) Cordoba Mill Complex
Province Cordoba
Data Source IAEA Technical Meeting on NFCIS, 2008
IAEA Ref. No. 72 - CONV
Last Update 2008-11-12  
Last Source Date 2008-11-12  

Activity

Facility Type Conversion to UO2
Design Capacity 175 t HM/year
Status In operation 
Scale Commercial 
Start of Operation 1982 
Permanent end of Operation  
Remarks In 2007, CNEA reached agreement with the Salta provincial government in the north of the country to reopen the Don Otto uranium mine. 

Process

Process YC / UO2 
Feed Material YC 
Product Material UO2 

Company Information

Ownership 100 %, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA)
Operator Dioxitek (A CNEA subsidiary)
Website  
Ref. No. Source Year
1316  IAEA Technical Meeting on NFCIS  2008 
1278  NAC Int. Fuel Trac, 2003  2003 
1062  World Nuclear Industry Handbook 1999, Nucl. Eng. Int., 1999.  1999 
837  World Nuclear Industry Handbook 1998, Nucl. Eng. Int., 1998.  1998 
834  "Conversion services: the fuel market's stepchild", Nucl. Eng. Int., (September 1998) pp. 14-15.  1998 
464  "World nuclear industry handbook", Nucl. Eng. Int., 1997  1997 
462  "Data file: Argentina.", Nucl. Eng. Int., Vol. 42 No. 517 - August 1997 (14-18).  1997 
418  INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, 1994 Questionnaire on Nucl. Fuel Cycle Facilities in Member States.  1994 
412  1991 Annual Review, NUEXCO, 1992.  1992 
131  VERCELLONE J.A., "Devolopment of a technology to make UO2 starting from yellowcake refined with amines in a sulphuric environment", IAEA-TECDOC-420, IAEA, Vienna (1987), pp. 49-61.  1987 
123  Alfonsin reaffirms nuclear pledge, Nucl. Eng. Int. 31 381 (1986) 10.  1986 
139  "Argentina produces 203 MT of U3O8 in 1983", Uranium, 1984 - Supply, Processing, Prices, Enrichment, Series 11, Special Report, McGraw-Hill, New York (1984) 42.  1984 
333  BENEDICT, M., LEVI, H.W., PIGFORD T.H., Nuclear Chemical Engineering, 2nd edn, McGraw-Hill, New York (1981) 320.  1981 

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