Westinghouse may also be forced out of nuclear plant construction business

Someone should tell the prospective MPs for Copeland who were nuclear cheerleading for Moorside last night…all that was missing was the Pom Poms …do they think that the public will be delighted to build Cancer factories with unlimited public money while hospitals, and essential services are squeezed till the pips squeak?

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“They were kind of really scared and concerned what the implications of this whole unraveling is going to be,” he said. Chris Gadomski

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Sometime today, Japan’s Toshiba, owner of Pennsylvania-based nuclear power icon Westinghouse Electric, will reveal an impairment charge to Westinghouse, Kallanish Energy learns.

More than a month ago, Toshiba told shareholders to expect a multi-billion-dollar writedown charged to Westinghouse – expected to be roughly $6 billion – due to the nuclear company’s purchase of Chicago Bridge & Iron’s (CB&I’s) Stone & Webster nuclear construction company two years ago.

Last month, Toshiba CEO Satoshi Tsunakawa told reporters Toshiba is likely to exit the nuclear construction business outside of Japan, which would make Westinghouse a technology designer and service provider – not a nuclear plant builder.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s head of nuclear research, Chris Gadomski, said he thinks the company might be better off with a narrowed…

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