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AREVA nuclear company doesn’t like India’s Nuclear Liability Law

Areva will await clarifications on Indian nuclear liability law, The Hindu, 26 Nov 10, The French nuclear company Areva declined from clarifying its position on the issue of supplier’s liability in the Indian civil nuclear liability law at a press briefing here on Thursday.

To a question at the briefing from The Hindu, which arose from the vague reply that the company’s CEO, Anne Lauvergeon, gave in the interview with The Hindu correspondent Vaiju Naravane in Paris (The Hindu, Nov. 24), the company’s executive vice president, Philippe Knoche, too continued to be evasive and would not make a categorical statement on the issue……

The suppliers’ liability aspect is built into the Indian law through the operator’s ‘right of recourse’ incorporated in Article 17 (a, b and c), which has not been favourably accepted by American equipment suppliers and analysts…..

The Hindu : News / National : Areva will await clarifications on Indian nuclear liability law

November 26, 2010 - Posted by | France, politics international | , , , ,

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