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Depleted Uranium Inventories

(last updated 21 Apr 2008)

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Depleted Uranium Stocks as of end of 1999
HolderCountryApproximate DU Stocks [t U]
as UF6as U3O8as metalTOTAL
DOE external link, USEC external linkUSA a)470,00010,000480,000
 Russia b)450,00010,000460,000
COGEMA external link, EURODIFFrance50,000140,000 190,000
BNFL external linkUnited Kingdom30,000  30,000
Urenco external linkGermany, Netherlands, UK16,000  16,000
JNC external link, JNFL external linkJapan c)10,000  10,000
CNNC external linkChina d)2,000  2,000
KAERI external linkRep. of Korea200  200
 South Africa46973
TOTAL1,028,204160,0691,188,273
t = metric tonne
a) As of mid-2000. See also: Compostion of the U.S. DOE Depleted Uranium Inventory (70k PDF).
    For more recent and detailed data, download Inventory of depleted uranium tails, Oct. 2, 2007 external link (PDF - U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce)
b) Estimate based on: Depleted Uranium from Enrichment, Uranium Institute, London 1996
c) As of February 2001
d) As of end of 2000
Source: OECD NEA 2001

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