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Toshiba's nuclear reactor mess leads back to a Louisiana swamp

Japan's industrial conglomerate is expected to report a multibillion-dollar write-down on its nuclear reactor business

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If you want to understand why Toshiba Corp is about to report a multibillion-dollar write-down on its nuclear reactor business, the story begins and ends with a one-time pipe manufacturer with roots in the swamp country of Louisiana.

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IF you want to understand why Toshiba Corp is about to report a multibillion-dollar write-down on its nuclear reactor business, the story begins and ends with a one-time pipe manufacturer with roots in the swamp country of Louisiana.

The Shaw Group Inc, based in Baton Rouge,...

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