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Uranium Production Cycle

Welcome to the IAEA International Network on the Uranium Production Cycle - UPC Net

Uranium is the primary component of nuclear power reactors’ fuel and must be managed properly in a safe and sustainable manner. The typical annual production of natural uranium world-wide is between 55,000 and 65,000 tons of uranium (metal equivalent).

The overall objective of the IAEA Uranium Production Cycle (UPC) Network is to enhance member States’ knowledge and information sharing in the fields of exploration, discovery and assessment of resources; prefeasibility and feasibility studies; mining and processing development including technology selection and testing; construction and operation of mining facilities; and the appropriate closure of Uranium production sites where the resource has been depleted. All these areas must be based on best practices, aim for a minimal adverse impact on the environment and society and bring benefits to local and national communities and economies.

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IAEA-TECDOC-1892 (2019)https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/UPCpublic/PublishingImages/throium%20resources%20tecdoc.jpg
https://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/TE-1892web.pdfIn page navigation
IAEA-TECDOC-1842 (2018)https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/UPCpublic/PublishingImages/Geological%20Classification%20of%20Uranium%20Depositis%20and%20Description%20of%20Selected%20Examples%20new.png
https://www.iaea.org/publications/12346/geological-classification-of-uranium-deposits-and-description-of-selected-examplesIn page navigation
IAEA-TECDOC-1843 (2018)https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/UPCpublic/PublishingImages/world%20distribution%20of%20uranium%20deposits%20(UDEPO)%20new.png
World Distribution of Uranium Deposits (UDEPO)
https://www.iaea.org/publications/12345/world-distribution-of-uranium-deposits-udepoIn page navigation
IAEA-TECDOC-1857 ( 2018)https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/UPCpublic/PublishingImages/unconformity%20related%20uranium%20deposits%20new.png
Unconformity-related Uranium Deposits
https://www.iaea.org/publications/13432/unconformity-related-uranium-depositsIn page navigation
 IAEA-TECDOC-1861 (2018)https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/UPCpublic/PublishingImages/Quantitative%20and%20Spatial%20Evaluations%20of%20Undiscovered%20Uranium%20Resources%20new.png
Quantitative and Spatial Evaluations of Undiscovered Uranium Resources
https://www.iaea.org/publications/12380/quantitative-and-spatial-evaluations-of-undiscovered-uranium-resourcesIn page navigation
STI/PUB/1800 (2018)https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/UPCpublic/PublishingImages/world%20distribution%20of%20uranium%20deposits%20new.png
World Distribution of Uranium Deposits (Second Edition)
https://www.iaea.org/publications/12314/world-distribution-of-uranium-depositsIn page navigation
IAEA-TECDOC-1849 (2018)https://nucleus.iaea.org/sites/connect/UPCpublic/PublishingImages/Uranium%20Resources%20as%20Co-%20and%20By-%20products%20of%20polymetallic%2C%20base%2C%20rare%20earth%20and%20precious%20metal%20ore%20Deposits%20new.png
Uranium Resources as Co- and By-products of Polymetallic, Base, Rare Earth and Precious Metal Ore Deposits
https://www.iaea.org/publications/12377/uranium-resources-as-co-and-by-products-of-polymetallic-base-rare-earth-and-precious-metal-ore-depositsIn page navigation

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