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Locations of Major U.S. Fuel Cycle Facilities

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) currently regulates fuel cycle facilities in Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington. The following map depicts the locations of these sites, while the table below the map identifies each facility by licensee, location, and type.

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Region 4 Region IV Region 3 Region III Region 2 Region II Region 1 Region I
Gaseous Diffusion Enrichment Facility Gaseous Diffusion Enrichment Facility Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Facility
Mixed-Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility Mixed-Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility Laser Separation Enrichment Facility Laser Separation Enrichment Facility
Uranium Fuel Fabrication Facility Uranium Fuel Fabrication Facility Uranium Hexafluoride Production (Conversion) Facility Uranium Hexafluoride Production (Conversion) Facility
Region II oversees commercial nuclear fuel processing facilities in Illinois and Ohio (Region III), as well as New Mexico and Washington (Region IV).

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Licensee/Facility Location Type
AREVA Enrichment Services
(under review)
Idaho Falls, ID Gas Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment
AREVA NP, Inc.
(Mt. Athos Road Facility)
Lynchburg, VA Uranium Fuel Fabrication
AREVA NP, Inc. Richland, WA Uranium Fuel Fabrication
B&W Nuclear Operations Group Lynchburg, VA Uranium Fuel Fabrication
GE-Hitachi (under review) Wilmington, NC Laser Separation Uranium Enrichment
Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas, LLC Wilmington, NC Uranium Fuel Fabrication
Honeywell International, Inc. Metropolis, IL Uranium Hexafluoride Production (Conversion)
Louisiana Energy Services (in construction) Eunice, NM Gas Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment
Nuclear Fuel Services
(active facility)
(license renewal application submitted)
(undergoing partial decommissioning)
Erwin, TN Uranium Fuel Fabrication
Shaw AREVA MOX Services , LLC
(in construction/under licensing review)
Aiken, SC Mixed-Oxide Fuel Fabrication
U.S. Enrichment Corporation Paducah, KY Gaseous Diffusion Uranium Enrichment
U.S. Enrichment Corporation (cold standby) Piketon, OH Gaseous Diffusion Uranium Enrichment
U.S. Enrichment Corporation (in construction) Piketon, OH Gas Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility) Columbia, SC Uranium Fuel Fabrication

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, October 09, 2014