American Centrifuge Update
USEC has been working with Congress and DOE on legislation to provide federal funding for the RD&D program in government fiscal year 2012, but federal funding for the program has yet to be approved. The current political environment in Washington has significantly slowed the legislative process and obtaining legislation providing for 2012 funding prior to May 31, or at all, is highly uncertain. We are also pursuing a non-legislative path to funding for 2012 with DOE. President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal includes $150 million for the RD&D program. The U.S. House and Senate are considering appropriations bills that include funding for the program. However, given the significant uncertainty surrounding our prospects for finalizing an agreement and obtaining funding from DOE for an RD&D program and the timing thereof, we are also in parallel preparing for a demobilization of the project. Our evaluation of these options is ongoing.