TORONTO, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nuclear Association welcomes
today's announcement that the federal government proposes to amend the
Nuclear Liability Act.
"We have consistently supported an increase in the liability limit,"
said association president Heather Kleb. "We look forward to
participating in the legislative process when it takes place."
The federal minister of natural resources, Joe Oliver, told the Canadian
Nuclear Society's annual conference today that the government intends
to introduce amendments to the legislation in the fall session of
The government has introduced amendments on four previous occasions but
each effort remained on the order paper when Parliament concluded its
Kleb added: "We are proud that no claim has ever been filed under the
liability act. This reflects our industry's constant focus on improving
safety and performance."
Kleb also welcomed Oliver's statement that Canada will ratify the
Convention on Supplementary Compensation. The international convention
enables a consistent international approach to managing nuclear
The Canadian Nuclear Association represents 30,000 Canadian men and
women who mine uranium, generate electricity, advance nuclear medicine
and export Canadian scientific and technological expertise.
SOURCE: CANADIAN NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION
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