Sweden considers unlimited nuclear liability

The Swedish government has commissioned a review of "nuclear responsibility" as part of its strategy for the continuing phase-out of nuclear power, environment minister Lena Sommestad announced on Thursday. The review, to be completed by January 2006, will focus on the issue of unlimited liability for the owners of nuclear power stations in the event of an accident, as against the current limit of SKr3.1bn (€346m). Recent changes in international conventions now enable governments to impose unlimited liability on the industry, the statement says. See press release.

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