License application submitted for laser-based enrichment plant

02/5/2009 | World Nuclear News

GE-Hitachi announced Wednesday a license application has been submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Global Laser Enrichment to build and operate a plant in North Carolina. GLE said it should decide later this year whether it will go forward with the facility at Wilmington. GLE intends to use laser excitation, instead of a centrifuge, to separate uranium-235 from uranium-238.

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