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U.S. Ratifies Treaty On Nuclear Damages Liability

Law360 (May 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. on Wednesday joined the international treaty for civil liability arising from nuclear accidents, ratifying the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage at International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

The CSC not only provides meaningful compensation for citizens in countries that have nuclear power plants online but also makes important provisions for compensation of damages incurred across international borders, the IAEA said.

Adopted by the IAEA on Sept. 12, 1997, the CSC establishes a framework for compensating damages caused by nuclear power...
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