Canada’s Oliver Plans Nuclear Civil Liability Cap of C$1 Billion

By Ari Altstedter | June 11, 2013

Canada plans to raise the amount of damages the country’s nuclear operators would be liable to pay in the event of an accident to C$1 billion ($980 million).

Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver, speaking in Toronto today, said the government intends to introduce legislation that would raise the cap from its current level of C$75 million, according to the prepared text of his speech.

(Editors: Dan Kraut, Dan Reichl)

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