Containers of uranium hexafluoride
Uranium hexafluoride containers of stored at the EUDODIF Georges Besse enrichment plant on the site of Tricastin in France. Once purified, uranium has been converted into this chemical compound, liquid below 65 C (which facilitates its transport) and gaseous above this temperature. The gaseous form is required to enrich uranium in the fissile isotope 235 at the enrichment plant.
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