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New Mexico: International Isotopes, Inc. proposes fluorine gas plant near Hobbs

Source: NewsWest 9 | January 26th, 2010 | Staff report
Industry type: Nuclear Industry

See full Associated Press article, “Idaho Firm Proposes Fluorine Gas Plant Near Hobbs” at http://www.newswest9.com/Global/story.asp?S=11854857


The proposed 640-acre, $93 million facility “would produce fluorine gas used in medical equipment and solar panels…”

“The plant would produce fluorine gas from uranium tails created during nuclear enrichment… the facility could handle about 25 percent of the 80 million pounds of depleted uranium tails produced annually nationwide.”