SC cautions on n-accident liability waiver

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 04, 2012 13:40 hrs

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said any pact the government signs with a nuclear power plant supplier to waive its liability in an accident will be void if it violates the statute.

"If the government enters into an agreement which is contrary to the statute (The Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Act, 2010), then it would be void," said an apex court bench of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra.

The court said this while hearing a petition seeking to restrain the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd from making operational the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu. The plant was supplied by Russia.

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