With news that Westinghouse is expanding, the region's lead can only expand. But just recently there is more news. The potential that Bechtel may consolidate up to 800 nuclear workers from its site in Schenectady, NY (which is a lot for this industry) will have a real impact here and blunt some of the loss Monroeville may face as Westinghouse moves a lot of jobs to Cranberry. Setting aside Westinghouse, Monroeville isn't losing all of these jobs as the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin is expected to remain in place.
Also from this weekend is a long write up in the Financial Times on some new potential technology developments in the Nuclear Power industry that could conceivably be considered "disruptive". Worth a read. And if you didn't catch it, it is international news that Westinghouse signed a deal just last week to build two nuclear reactors in South Carolina.
Why nuclear power is concentrated here may seem incongruous in what some may perceive as based historically in 'old' industries. Yet it all fits together when you think about it. I tried to connect those dots once in Energy Burgh.