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[yel-oh-keyk] /ˈyɛl oʊˌkeɪk/
a processed oxide of uranium, U 3 O 8 , extracted and concentrated from uranium ore: used as the raw material for commercial nuclear materials, especially fuel elements in nuclear reactors.
Also, yellow cake.
Origin of yellowcake
1945-50; yellow + cake Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It has converted yellowcake into uranium hexafluoride gas.
  • The facility employs a vacuum dryer system for yellowcake processing.
  • The yellowcake is separated from the precipitation solution by filtration.
  • The yellowcake is converted into uranium hexafluoride gas at a special facility and loaded into cylinders.
  • At the surface, the uranium is recovered via an ion exchanger and then further processed into yellowcake.
  • The mill, with the exception of the dryer, and yellowcake area has been decontaminated.

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