February 9, 2006

PLAYING IN THE BIG LEAGUES:

USA considers inviting India for nuclear reprocessing (Press Trust of India, 9/2/2006)

The United States may invite India to join a plan under which American companies would sell nuclear fuel to foreign countries on the condition that it be returned later to the U.S. for reprocessing, officials said on Thursday. [...]

The officials also discussed India's possible participation in Generation IV Forum, an 11-country consortium that focuses on building next-generation nuclear power plants, a U.S. Embassy official said.

The consortium includes the United States, France, Canada and South Korea among others, and Washington is keen to bring in India, said the U.S. official, who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue. [...]

Also on Wednesday, Indian and U.S officials discussed three specific deals relating to cooperation in petroleum and natural gas that will be signed when Bush visits, the Indian Foreign Ministry said. It gave no details.

Separately, India's Petroleum Ministry and the U.S. Department of Energy signed an agreement to exchange information on the hydrocarbon industry, mainly relating to production, imports, exports, stocks and oil demand.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 9, 2006 12:12 PM
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