Nuclear leaks bill will be paid by taxpayer

http://www.legitgov.org/Nuclear-leaks-bill-will-be-paid-taxpayer

ShareThisNuclear leaks bill will be paid by taxpayer –Private contractors not liable for accidents during decommissioning 22 Feb 2014 The private consortiumthat will manage the decommissioning of Britain’s ageing Magnox nuclear reactors will not be held financially liable if they suffer a major radioactive incident — even if it costs billions of pounds to clear up, it has emerged. The government will indemnify the private contractors, which means the taxpayer will be left to foot the bill for any leak, a similar arrangement to how things stand now. Critics complain that granting the multimillion-pound contract to a private consortium while freeing it of liability for a nuclear incident is such a poor deal for the taxpayer that it will render its new management unaccountable.

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