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Westinghouse signs agreement to build reactors in India

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By The The Tribune-Review
Friday, May 29, 2009

Westinghouse Electric Co. signed an agreement Thursday with Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd. to build AP1000 reactors in that energy-hungry nation. Westinghouse CEO Aris Candris was in Mumbai to sign the memorandum of understanding, which aims to use Indian companies and labor to build reactors that can send electricity to as many as 880,000 homes. The number of plants is still under discussion, but Westinghouse officials have previously said it probably would build six to eight. U.S. companies were precluded from selling nuclear technology to India for 34 years because that nation never signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. President Bush reversed that policy in October.



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