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American companies still worried they might have to pay for accidents caused by their nuclear reactors in India

‘US concerned over India’s Nuclear liability law’ Zee News, 15 June 12, Washington: An Memorandum of Understanding  (MoU)  inked between Indian and American firms for setting up a nuclear reactor in Gujarat does not mean that America’s concerns over India’s nuclear liability law has been addressed, a top US official has said.

“No, it doesn’t mean that the issues with respect to the liability law are resolved,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake told reporters yesterday at a news conference. ….. The MoU committed both sides to negotiate an Early Works Agreement for the preliminary licensing and site development work associated with construction of the new Westinghouse reactors in Gujarat. At the same time there is an ongoing progress between General Electric-Hitachi and NPCIL on their Memorandum of Understanding. … http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/us-concerned-over-india-s-nuclear-liability-law_781953.html

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June 16, 2012 - Posted by | India, politics international

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