Uranium Overview Properties Radiation Finding Uranium Regulators Markets Uranium in Saskatchewan Nuclear History Timeline Nuclear Fuel Cycle Mining & Milling Establishing a Mine Mining Milling After Mining More Topics Safety Environment Cameco's Role Markets Types of Careers Learn More Fuel Processing Refining & Conversion Enrichment Fuel Manufacturing More Topics Safety Environment Cameco's Role Markets Types of Careers Learn More Electricity Generation How Reactors Work Types of Reactors Nuclear Power Advantage Energy Demands More Topics Safety Environment Cameco's Role Markets Types of Careers Learn More Spent Fuel Management Spent Fuel Reprocessing Long-Term Storage More Topics Safety Environment Cameco's Role Learn More Menu Search Cameco U101 - Home Explore an overview of uranium through its history to today’s uses, how and where it’s found and safeguards that protect the public. Uranium Overview › Learn what’s involved in the uranium mining and milling processes from establishing a new mine to decommissioning a depleted mine. Mining & Milling › From drums of yellowcake to finished fuel assemblies, discover the science of nuclear fuel processing. Fuel Processing › Investigate the role of fission in generating electricity, types of reactors and benefits of nuclear electricity generation. Electricity Generation › From long-term storage to reprocessing, explore spent fuel management solutions. Spent Fuel Management › Uranium Overview Mining & Milling Fuel Processing Electricity Generation Spent Fuel Management One ton of natural uranium can produce more than 40 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. This is equivalent to burning 16,000 tons of coal or 80,000 barrels of oil.