KazAtomProm acquisition of Westinghouse technology

Four groups, including KEI, have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Treasury's  Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS"), asking that it block a proposed sale of 10 percent of Westinghouse, the US nuclear energy firm, to KazAtomProm, a nuclear energy firm owned by the government of Kazakhstan.

The groups signing the letter are Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), Essential Action and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, and Greenpeace. The URL for the letter is: http://www.keionline.org/misc-docs/17jul07-westinghouse-kazatomprom.pdf.

KEI release regarding letter to CIFUS:  Four groups seek to block sale of Westinghouse stock and technology to Kazakhstan nuclear firm