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Westinghouse provides safety systems for Slovenian nuclear plant

| Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 3:02 p.m.

Westinghouse Electric Co. said on Thursday that it won two contracts from a Slovenian nuclear plant operator to provide safety systems.

Cranberry-based Westinghouse said Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško purchased a venting system and a hydrogen-control system for its Krško Nuclear Power Plant. It did not disclose the costs.

The systems increase safety and help contain radioactive material during severe accidents, Westinghouse said. They would “help to mitigate events like that which occurred at Japan's Fukushimi Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant,” the company said.

A tsunami in 2011 damaged the Japanese plant and leaked radiation.

Crews will install the systems at the Slovenian plant by April 2015.

Westinghouse, which designed the Krško reactor, began providing the plant with products and services when it started operating in 1983. In 2002 the companies signed a long-term nuclear fuel contract and in 2007 agreed to a service and equipment contract.

Alex Nixon is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7928 or anixon@tribweb.com.

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