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Westinghouse in Ukraine – Defective atomic parts as predicted

July 2, 2013

A long, long time ago – 1st of May 2010 to be precise – I wrote about serious suspicions that the Westinghouse fuel assemblies supplied to Ukrainian nuclear reactors was defective in  design.

Well I was right to do so.  Structural defects with the fuel assemblies have been identified resulting in mechanical damage – and Westinghouse are now scrambling to put matters right despite having previously pooh-poohed the concerns I mentioned on 1st May 2010.

The question is whether Westinghouse will be given the opportunity to do so – and at what political cost to Washington given the origins of the deal – or given their cavalier attitude in 2010, whether they are rightly and justifiably to be kicked out of Ukraine.

You would think Westinghouse would have a more responsible attitude in a nation that is home to Chernobyl – obviously not!

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