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Cheney to Promote American-Made Nuclear Reactors to China
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WASHINGTON (AP) - On a trip to China next week to talk about high-stakes issues like terrorism and North Korea, Vice President Dick Cheney will have another task - making a pitch for Westinghouse's U.S. nuclear power technology.

At stake could be billions of dollars in business in coming years and thousands of American jobs. The initial installment of four reactors, costing $1.5 billion apiece, would also help narrow the huge U.S. trade deficit with China.

China's latest economic plan anticipates more than doubling its electricity output by 2020 and the Chinese government, facing enormous air pollution problems, is looking to shift some of that away from coal-burning plants. Its plan calls for building as many as 32 large 1,000-megawatt reactors over the next 16 years.

No one has ordered a new nuclear power reactor in the United States in three decades and the next one, if it comes, is still years away. So, China is being viewed by the U.S. industry as a potential bonanza.


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  -Cheney to Promote American-Made Nuclear Reactors to China NNN0LHI  Apr-09-04 05:04 PM   #0 
  - u-oh, rubbing elbows with the Red Chinese..  arcane1   Apr-09-04 05:08 PM   #1 
  - Why would the Chinese be interested in American reactors?  wuushew   Apr-09-04 05:09 PM   #2 
  - Take a look at re: US based Westinghouse  Angel_O_Peace   Apr-10-04 11:44 AM   #37 
     - ...and more re: Cheney-Westinghouse connection  Angel_O_Peace   Apr-10-04 11:56 AM   #38 
  - uhh. nuclear secrets to China? Have I heard about this before?  DS1   Apr-09-04 05:11 PM   #3 
  - I am surprised he's not selling them to North Korea  daleo   Apr-09-04 05:12 PM   #4 
  - Will the Chinese have custody of the spent fuel????  jpak   Apr-09-04 05:14 PM   #5 
  - Didn't he learn from Clinton  The Land of the Free   Apr-09-04 05:15 PM   #6 
  - China is already a nuclear power  wuushew   Apr-09-04 05:17 PM   #7 
     - I know  The Land of the Free   Apr-09-04 05:21 PM   #10 
  - Halliburton makes Nuclear reactors - He is really selling WW IV  seventhson   Apr-09-04 05:19 PM   #8 
  - Under what name does Halliburton make reactors?  DODI   Apr-09-04 06:23 PM   #18 
  - Kellogg Brown and Root -- they do the engineering  seventhson   Apr-10-04 08:11 AM   #31 
  - don't leave out beloved bechtel n/t  KleverKittie   Apr-09-04 06:25 PM   #20 
  - Anything for a buck, Dick.  aquart   Apr-09-04 05:20 PM   #9 
  - If we can still build them.  TreasonousBastard   Apr-09-04 05:30 PM   #11 
  - I guess we'd be happy if our walmart products were tainted with radiation  seventhson   Apr-09-04 05:45 PM   #14 
  - Radioactive waste products have always...  TreasonousBastard   Apr-09-04 06:35 PM   #22 
  - Westinghouse is still building reactors.  DODI   Apr-09-04 06:25 PM   #19 
     - A different Westinghouse?  TreasonousBastard   Apr-09-04 06:44 PM   #23 
        - Westinghouse, old time was split up  DODI   Apr-09-04 06:52 PM   #24 
  - I Honestly believe they WANT us to get sick and die from radioactive waste  seventhson   Apr-09-04 05:42 PM   #12 
  - Feel free to give up fossil fuels as well  wuushew   Apr-09-04 05:58 PM   #17 
  - The "US" is the Entire Middle Class...  Tellurian   Apr-10-04 08:53 AM   #33 
  - China is already one of the most polluted countries in the world  NickB79   Apr-10-04 10:32 AM   #36 
  - Cheney's business trip  suegeo   Apr-09-04 05:45 PM   #13 
  - Maybe we have pictures  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-09-04 05:53 PM   #15 
  - Is there a Free Republic thread about this? After all the Clinton threads?  Democat   Apr-09-04 05:57 PM   #16 
  - it is a bribe to get china to stop the N. Koreans from nuking the S. Korea  sam sarrha   Apr-09-04 06:30 PM   #21 
  - Cheney is not interested and has never been interested in this country  Marianne   Apr-09-04 07:07 PM   #25 
  - not necessarily so. paul o'neill may be an exception, but  KleverKittie   Apr-09-04 07:17 PM   #26 
  - I am currently half way through Suskind's book  Marianne   Apr-09-04 07:34 PM   #29 
  - he's not even a real CEO  Cocoa   Apr-09-04 07:31 PM   #28 
  - Cheney, the killing machine....  readmylips   Apr-09-04 07:26 PM   #27 
  - This should warm the pro-lifer's hearts  Bozvotros   Apr-09-04 10:23 PM   #30 
  - Exellent post. Send it to your local newspapers. n/t  JohnOneillsMemory   Apr-10-04 04:54 PM   #40 
  - Does this mean we'll have to rename "The China Syndrome"?  MetaTrope   Apr-10-04 08:17 AM   #32 
  - The China Syndrome was a joke  WinningDoubt   Apr-10-04 09:37 AM   #35 
  - This man is totally shameless. A true hack.  spanone   Apr-10-04 09:09 AM   #34 
  - KICK for keeping this news up front  Angel_O_Peace   Apr-10-04 01:59 PM   #39 
  - A !#%&ing TRAITOR to our country!!! Benedict Arnold = Cheney  goforit   Apr-10-04 04:59 PM   #41 
  - I like Nuclear Power  Chicago Democrat   Apr-10-04 05:06 PM   #42 

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