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Passed Senate amended (07/16/1998)

Instructs the Secretary of Energy to prepare for mandatory inclusion in the President's budget request for FY 2000 a plan and proposed legislation to ensure that all amounts accrued on the books of the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) for the disposition of depleted uranium hexafluoride will be used to commence construction and operate an onsite facility at each of the gaseous diffusion plants at Paducah Kentucky, and Portsmouth, Ohio, to treat and recycle depleted uranium hexafluoride consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Prohibits such amounts from being withdrawn from either the USEC Fund or the Working Capital Account until one year after the date on which the President submits the FY 2000 budget request to the Congress.

Expresses the sense of the Senate that the Congress should authorize appropriations during FY 2000 sufficient to fully fund the Secretary's plan.