India still keen to buy Westinghouse reactors despite Toshiba meltdown
India does not expect fallout
from the financial meltdown at Toshiba Corp to halt plans to buy six nuclear
reactors from the Japanese company's U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, a senior
government official told Reuters on Friday.
Toshiba this week booked a $6.3
billion charge related to huge cost overruns at Westinghouse, forcing it to put
its flash-memory chip business up for sale to stay solvent and pull out of
nuclear power plant construction overseas.
India has been in talks to locate
half a dozen Westinghouse AP1000 reactors in the southern state of Andhra
Pradesh under its drive to expand nuclear generation and wean the economy off
polluting fuels like coal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and