Newport News-AREVA Joint Venture Lauded
A recent letter by United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission raised concerns about our nation’s current capability to produce component parts for the growth of the nuclear industry in the US. It was written in response to the awarding of loan guarantees by the U.S. government to build two nuclear reactors in Burke, Georgia that could possibly use components built overseas.
The USW believes that the majority of the materials used in building these plants such as steel and piping can be sourced from domestic facilities employing its members. As North America’s largest manufacturing union, the USW sees such initiatives as integral to the renewal of manufacturing in America ... more