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Centrus would enrich uranium in these buildings on the Portsmouth Nuclear Site at Piketon, Ohio.

Centrus/HALEU

Without doing the legally required Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements on either, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has licensed two new warmaking industries at the Portsmouth Nuclear Site.

Southern Ohio is being slated to become the center for, and the dirtiest part of, new U.S. nuclear weapons related industries.

The Portsmouth Nuclear Site’s New Warmaking Industry #1: Centrus is slated to make High Assay Low Enriched Uranium (HALEU). Since it will be 20-25% fissionable, it will be high-enriched, not low.

In 2019 the Department of Energy(DOE) gave a $115 million unbid contract to Centrus, LLC, to enrich uranium to weapons-usable grade (up to 25%) using centrifuge technology.

ONFN lawyers sent the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a PETITION TO REVIEW THEIR APPROVAL OF CENTRUS ACO LICENSING and will continue our challenge to the NRC for not doing the required Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

There is a strong link between the development of HALEU for fuel and the use of it for nuclear weapons.

In 2022 DOE gave Centrus $150 million more. Think SUBSIDY.

See the ONFN flier: OHIO, CENTRUS AND THE NUCLEAR BOMB