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How is uranium transported?

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Uranium is found at low concentrations in ore, which has to be treated by milling and then chemical means to obtain Uranium oxide at about 75 percent, called Yellowcake. This would normally be done close to the mining site, and the yellowcake is then packed into sealed metal drums. These can be transported by whatever means are appropriate to the country of destination, by road, rail, or sea.

Generally the Uranium will need to be enriched, that is have the proportion of U235 increased to 3-4 percent for nuclear power use, or much more for weapons use. This is done nowadays using gas centrifuges, the uranium oxide yellowcake being first converted to gaseous uranium hexafluoride. after this it is turned back into the oxide form, and eventually into small cylinders of the right size to make up the fuel rods required. This process of enrichment requires a high level of technology and is not widespread, only a few countries have the knowledge to do it at present. These UO2 cylinders are then made into fuel rods and hence fuel assemblies. These can then be transported with suitable packing to the power station site where they are to be used.

There is no particular difficulty with the transport, though precautions will certainly be taken with regard to security.

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