Global Laser Enrichment

5:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

GE Nuclear to Consolidate GLE Operations to Wilmington

Global Laser Enrichment, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

The global demand for enriched uranium has dropped.  As a consequence, Global Laser Enrichment, part of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, is consolidating operations to Wilmington.

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6:00 am
Thu September 20, 2012

World's first laser-based uranium enrichment likely to be a "go" in Castle Hayne

GE-Hitachi’s subsidiary Global Laser Enrichment is poised to receive a license to build and operate the world’s first laser-based uranium enrichment plant. 

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10:02 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Nuclear watchdog group requests ASLB open final GE-Hitachi review to public

The Forrestal Building, United States Department of Energy headquarters

GE-Hitachi’s subsidiary, Global Laser Enrichment, is facing the last regulatory hurdle before a 40-year license is granted to enrich uranium in Castle Hayne – just outside of Wilmington.   Judges with the Atomic Safety Licensing Board have closed the final hearing to the public in its entirety.  But as WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, one nuclear watchdog group is urging officials to reconsider that closed-door decision.

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4:08 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

NRC Advances Plans for Laser Uranium Enrichment in NHCo


This week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its two final reports for the construction of a new laser-based uranium enrichment facility in New Hanover County. 

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