Westinghouse touts safety of AP1000 reactor

05/27/2011 | Reuters

Westinghouse Electric doesn't expect to make any design modifications to its AP1000 reactor after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requested additional clarifications regarding its design. "The AP1000 is very likely the most closely scrutinized nuclear energy plant in history," said Ric Perez, president of operations for Westinghouse. The company is confident the reactor is "extremely safe," he added.

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