OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian nuclear industry fully
supports the federal government's decision to sign the Convention on
Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage.
The president of the Canadian Nuclear Association, Dr. John Barrett,
said, "This treaty is a good step toward an improved nuclear liability
regime. It brings us closer to a global set of rules on liability, and
aligns Canada with international standards."
The international convention, already signed by the United States and 15
other countries, enables a consistent international approach to
managing nuclear liability. More countries with nuclear electric power
generation capability will need to ratify the agreement before it takes
"This treaty, combined with anticipated new legislation on liability,
will go a long way toward improving the liability regime for Canadian
nuclear operators," said Dr. Barrett. "We are in full support of the
Government of Canada's nuclear liability initiatives."
The federal government announced a plan last June to amend the Nuclear
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