Westinghouse Discussing Group Bid For Saudi Nuclear Tender

I always thought nuclear power was dirty and evil? Greenpeace, 350, and Friends of Nature, where are you on this? You need to get to Saudi Arabia and stop this deal ASAP?

Also, if Saudi Arabia has so much oil, why do they need nuclear energy? Are they going to use the reactor for secondary reason: refine nuclear material for a bomb?

Quoting from One American News Network:

Toshiba-owned Westinghouse <6502.T> is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia, three industry sources said.

Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil producer, sent a request for information (RFI) to reactor builders worldwide last month in a first step towards opening a formal tender, Reuters has reported. A nuclear newcomer, it wants to use atomic power to generate electricity at home so it can export more crude.

Taking part in the tender would be a major step for reactor builder Westinghouse after it went into chapter 11 bankruptcy this year.