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USA, Russia desperate to sell nuclear reactors to the Third World

Nuclear power in Vietnam: the US and Russia compete, FT.com, September 6, 2010  by Matt Steinglass “…… today Russia and America are again jockeying for influence in Vietnam, and this time they’re offering reactors.The head of the Russian state-owned nuclear power monopoly Rosatom, Sergei Kirienko, (at left) was in Hanoi on Friday, shaking hands with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung………

Meanwhile, Hanoi has been working towards a Section 123 Agreement with the US, which would allow it to import American nuclear technology.

Westinghouse Electric and Japan’s Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, both of which use American technology, are bidding on the contract for Vietnam’s second reactor.

Nuclear power in Vietnam: the US and Russia compete | beyondbrics | FT.com

September 7, 2010 - Posted by | business and costs, Vietnam | , , , , ,

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