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What does UF4 stand for?

UF4 stands for Uranium Tetrafluoride

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There are eight stages in the normal fuel chain: (1) mining; (2) concentration of the mined ore; (3) refining and conversion of the ore to uranium tetrafluoride; (4) conversion of the uranium tetrafluoride to uranium hexafluoride (a solid at room temperature; a gas when heated); (5) enrichment of the uranium hexafluoride; (6) fabrication of uranium hexafluoride into fuel rods and fuel assemblies; (7) installation of the fuel rods in a nuclear reactor; (8) management of the used fuel rods and other radioactive waste.
The NRC operating license is required before the Company may store and process sufficient quantities of depleted uranium tetrafluoride to support commercial scale fluoride gas production and is the last license or permit required before the Company can begin commercial fluoride gas production.