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Hillary Clinton lobbyist for USA nuclear industry

Clinton,Hillary-2Clinton in Prague to Lobby for Westinghouse Nuclear Bid,  December 2, 2012   PRAGUE (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will seek to convince Czech leaders of the advantages of picking U.S. firm Westinghouse over a Russian rival as the contractor for a $10 billion nuclear reactor project in meetings in Prague on Monday…..
Westinghouse, a unit of Japanese firm Toshiba Corp, is competing with
Russia’s Atomstroyexport, which is bidding in a consortium with a
Russian-owned Czech group.

U.S. officials said formal negotiations between the two bidders and
the Czech government are expected to start in December, with a
decision on the contractor expected in the spring.
Clinton is due to meet Prime Minister Petr Necas and Foreign Minister
Karel Schwarzenberg on Monday morning.

“There will be the opportunity for the Secretary to support …
Westinghouse,” a senior State Department official told reporters……
Clinton’s visit to Prague follows one by U.S. Assistant Secretary of
Commerce Nicole Lamb-Hale last week. Lamb-Hale said the U.S.
Export-Import Bank was interested in financing the deal if
Westinghouse were picked.

The Czech Republic’s bid to expand its nuclear capacity has run into
opposition from neighbors Austria and Germany. Clinton will share a
conference table with the foreign ministers of these countries, as
well as with Russia, when she attends a meeting of the NATO military
alliance in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/12/02/world/europe/02reuters-czech-energy-clinton.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

December 3, 2012 - Posted by | politics international, USA

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