GE sends nuclear engineers to Japan: report
(Reuters) - General Electric has sent nuclear engineers to a Japanese emergency response center where they are working with Tokyo Electric Power Co to prevent a meltdown at the stricken nuclear power plant, a company spokesman told the Wall Street Journal.
GE designs nuclear reactors, including all six at the Fukushima Daiichi plant at the center of Japan's nuclear crisis.
GE said it has tapped a network of more than 1,000 current and retired engineers. The company is working through its venture with Hitachi and has been directly advising the Japanese and U.S. governments, the paper said.
"The difficulty at this point is that a lot of the data coming in is conflicting at times," James Klapproth, a chief engineer at GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Inc told the paper.
GE was not available for comment.
(Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore; Editing by Dan Lalor)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Hurricane-force winds wreak havoc in Britain, head to Europe
- Hedging their bets, Ukraine's oligarchs sit above the fray
- South Africa mourns Mandela, will bury him on December 15 |
- UK house prices rise at fastest rate in six years - Halifax
- Standard Chartered says private bank client statements stolen in Singapore