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Poland Nears Picking Westinghouse for First Nuclear Power Plant

Poland is close to choosing Westinghouse Electric Co. to help it build its first nuclear power plant as the European Union’s largest eastern economy rushes to replace its aging coal-fired units.

Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin and Climate Minister Anna Moskwa announcement their preferred option after meeting with US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm over the weekend. Westinghouse is competing with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. and Electricite de France SA for the deal.