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Production of uranium tetrafluoride (the first stage of uranium conversion) was stopped at ChMP in 2016, due to the project of concentration of all sublimation facilities of ROSATOMs fuel division on a single site at Siberian Chemical Combine in Seversk, Tomsk region.
"These included tons of uranium liquid wastes, sources, uranium oxides, and uranium tetrafluoride. Some of these items are still there, but there's no enriched uranium," he said.
A liquid-fluoride reactor uses a solution of several fluoride salts, typically lithium fluoride, beryllium fluoride, and uranium tetrafluoride, as the basic nuclear fuel.