Blog 808

(ch)art criticism

Uranium is abstract. Opaque, but enticing in its evasiveness. It’s an altarpiece made of tinfoil where others are made of marble. It’s tucked away in a side gallery off the beaten path.

Chasing Your Tails (Assay), Part One

Enrichment is often a black box, but understanding it is key to fine-tuning any model of global uranium requirements. Here’s part one of an overview of enrichment technology. [Edited 6/15/20: added clarification between operational and contractual tails assay. Thanks, Dale!] Summary (TL;DR) Reactors require fuel with a higher-than-naturally-occurring concentration of the uranium-235 isotope. U-235 concentrationContinue reading “Chasing Your Tails (Assay), Part One”


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