GE's Immelt Defends Nuclear Industry

BY JURO OSAWA
Wall Street Journal

TOKYO-The head of General Electric Co. insisted Monday that the nuclear industry has had a "safe track record" without directly answering a question from reporters in Tokyo about GE's potential liability as a manufacturer of three of the six reactors at Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

"This is an industry that's had an extremely safe track record for more then 40 years," Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of the U.S. conglomerate, told reporters at Japan's industry ...

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