Changes to the UK nuclear liability regime

Nuclear liability regime

Energy Alert

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The Nuclear Installations (Liability For Damage) Order 2016 was made on 4 May 2016 and is expected to become law in early 2017. The 2016 Order implements amendments to the Paris Convention and the Brussels Convention in the UK and makes major changes to the existing nuclear third party liability regime.

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