The Philippine government is suing the Westinghouse Corp. in a bid to recover $2.1 billion used in building the nation's first nuclear power plant, officials said Thursday.

Copies of a complaint filed early Thursday before the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and released in Manila alleged Westinghouse procured the contract from ousted ruler Ferdinand Marcos to build the plant "through bribery and other fraudulent, illegal and improper conduct."It said the contract should be "rescinded" or, if not, it should be "reformed to exclude the onerous, one-sided and unreasonable provisions improperly obtained by Westinghouse."