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US engineering giant sees ‘tremendous opportunity’ in Saudi nuclear energy plans

“American businesses should be involved in Saudi Arabia’s plans to include nuclear power into its energy mix, according to a senior executive at engineering giant Bechtel” writes Saheli Roy Choudhury for cnbc.com. It also aims to block the steps countries can take to move from nuclear fuel production to potential bomb-making applications.Riyadh has previously stated it wants to tap its own uranium resources for “self-sufficiency in producing nuclear fuel,” according to Reuters.Saudi Arabia has said it plans to construct 16 nuclear power reactors over the next 20 to 25 years, costing more than $80 billion.But the Saudi pursuit of nuclear energy has made many observers nervous.
 
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