ConverDyn and its parent companies take very seriously
their responsibility of safeguarding the environment for the generations
to come. We abide by all applicable health, safety and environmental
laws in the various communities in which we operate, and work with
regulators to develop the best practicable techniques for material
handling and transport.
Safe Handling of UF6 for a Clean Environment
Uranium hexafluoride does not react with oxygen, nitrogen, carbon
dioxide, or dry air, but it does react with water. For this reason,
UF6 is always handled in leak tight containers and processing equipment.
With proper consideration for its nuclear properties, UF6 may be
safely handled in essentially the same manner as any other corrosive
Procedures and systems for safe handling of UF6 have been developed
and evaluated during more than 40 years of handling vast quantities
of UF6. ConverDyn, in partnership with Honeywell-MTW personnel,
works with transporters, regulators, safety experts and other converters
to continue to ensure that our UF6 is produced and delivered to
enrichment facilities with no negative impacts on the environment,
health and safety.
Communicating Environmental Safety
The Honeywell-MTW plant makes awareness and communication of environmental
and NRC regulations a priority. All employees have environmental
and regulatory objectives, with overall plant goals set at zero
of Violations” (NOVs) and zero Nuclear Regulatory Commission