India Says First US Nuclear Reactor Proposed in 2008 Still Work ‘in Progress’


India Says First US Nuclear Reactor Proposed in 2008 Still Work ‘in Progress’

The Indian government said on Wednesday that it might not be able to reach a consensus with Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC) in the US to set up six AP-1000 nuclear reactors in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

India has been negotiating with the company for more than a decade, soon after New Delhi and Washington signed a historic civil nuclear deal in 2008.

“Presently techno-commercial discussions to arrive at a project proposal for setting up nuclear power reactors in cooperation with Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC) are still in progress”, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Atomic Energy said on Wednesday in Parliament.

There was hope in March this year when a joint statement issued after the India-US Strategic Security Dialogue had mentioned that the two countries are “committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six U.S. nuclear power plants in India”. Read more

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