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Westinghouse is under contract to construct two new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia.

US guaranteed $8.3bn of debt for Westinghouse-led reactor project

Government involvement could disrupt Toshiba's revival plans

| Japan

TOKYO -- Financing for an American nuclear reactor project overseen by Toshiba unit Westinghouse Electric is guaranteed by the U.S. government, potentially complicating plans for an operational overhaul at the Japanese conglomerate.

Washington guaranteed $8.3 billion in loans to local utilities for the construction of two new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in the U.S. state of Georgia. Westinghouse has been contracted to build the units.

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