The passage by both houses of Parliament of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010 marks yet another step in the United Progressive Alliance government

The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010 seeks to create a mechanism for compensating victims of nuclear damage arising from a nuclear incident.  The Standing Committee tabled its report in Parliament on August 19, 2010, following which the government circulated a list of amendments to the Bill.

Read this Discussion in Lok Sabha on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010.The bill has been approved after the government agreed to opposition’s demand for strengthening a contentious provision relating to suppliers' liability in the legislation.



The Civil Nuclear Liability Bill, 2010 that got approved in Lok Sabha on Aug 25, 2010 after government dropped the controversial provision on "intent" as a precondition for holding suppliers liable for a nuclear accident caused by defective equipment.

Established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), the Interagency Task Force on Radiation Source Protection and Security (Task Force) has made important progress since its 2006 report to the President and Congress to improve the security of domestic radioactive sources given the
enduring threat of terrorists seeking radioactive materials to attack the United States.

This handbook is a practical aid to legislative drafting that brings together, for the first time, model texts of provisions covering all aspects of nuclear law in a consolidated form.

Any Indian Bill that goes beyond global conventions on supplier liability will result in denial of nuclear equipment by foreign suppliers
G Balachandran / June 24, 2010, 0:13 IST

Bill to provide for civil liability for nuclear damage, appointment of claims commissioner, establishment of nuclear damage claims commission and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Review by Greenpeace on regulations and emergency procedures relating to radiological facilities in India, in response to the Mayapuri accident. Exposes inadequacy in existing policies & lists recommendations for emergency preparedness & management of radiation-related incidents.

The Mayapuri accident is not a one-off occurrence. This document lists 16 occasions in which sources of radiation have been lost, stolen or misplaced from radiological facilities in India over the last ten years. The document also lists some accounts of accidents and near-misses in the country