Sec. Clinton Voices Support for Westinghouse to Build New Czech Reactors

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke yesterday in Prague about the United States’ support for selecting Westinghouse to build new reactors at the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant, which would enhance the Czech Republic’s energy independence and security. Clinton was meeting with Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg.

“[W]e are not shy about pressing the case for Westinghouse to expand the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant because we believe that company offers the best option for the project in terms of technology and safety,” said Clinton. “It would clearly enhance Czech energy security and further the nuclear cooperation between our two countries and it would create jobs and economic opportunity for Czechs and Americans.”

Watch a video clip of Clinton’s remarks and read the full transcript of the question and answer session.

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