Toshiba’s Westinghouse files for US bankruptcy

Westinghouse, Toshiba’s US nuclear unit, has filed for US bankruptcy protection. The US firm has struggled with hefty losses that have thrown its Japanese parent into a crisis, putting the conglomerate’s future at risk. Westinghouse has suffered huge cost overruns at two US projects in Georgia and South Carolina. The Japanese government confirmed on Wednesday that it was aware of Toshiba’s plans.