feb 6th, 2009
just one word: "boondoggle".
and another: "waste".
let me turn around and ask the questions all the pseudo-seculars and communists always ask when a big amount is spent on defense.
1. how many classrooms could have been built for $10 billion?
2. how many public toilets could have been built for $10 billion?
3. how many people below the poverty line could have been saved with $10 billion?
4. how much are the politicians getting out of this? 10%? 40%?
THE NEW YORK TIMES
French Company Joins Indian Utility in a Deal for Nuclear Plants
By HEATHER TIMMONS
Published: February 4, 2009
NEW DELHI - American politicians and business executives spent years negotiating an agreement to give India access to civilian nuclear technology, but a French company may reap the first rewards of the deal.
The company, Areva, which is owned mostly by the French government, said on Wednesday that it had joined with the state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India to build at least two and possibly as many as six nuclear power plants in the energy-starved country. Their two-reactor project could be worth about $10 billion, officials from the French company and the Indian government said.