Key Messages

Most countries with nuclear power programes have enacted legislation to cover the liability in the event of a nuclear accident and
are also party to one of several international conventions such as the Vienna Convention, the Paris Convention, and the Convention on
Supplementary Compensation (CSC). India stands out with neither a national liability legislation, nor membership in one of the international
conventions. The government is fully responsible for compensation in the event of a nuclear accident in any of the current reactors.

Nuclear Liability: Why, How and How Much