IamA Mechanical Engineer who designs and constructs uranium mines and yellowcake mills. AMA!
EDIT: Well after 5 hours of this my hands are done. Thanks very much for your participation and I hope I shed some light on some things. Great questions from a lot of students here and I hope I was able to help out. Please pass it on when you have some time under your belt. We engineers should always try to mentor the youngins so they can grow up to be awesome. Best of luck at your jobs, studies, hobbies, etc. I'm going to pour a scotch. Night all! Done for reals now!
I'm a professional mechanical engineer who's spent his entire 10 year career working on various projects at uranium mines and mills in Northern Saskatchewan including Areva's McLean Lake Mill, and Cameco's Cigar Lake and Rabbit lake mines. I've done design through to construction and commissioning and know a lot about the process of mining uranium and milling yellowcake.