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Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage | Kolkata West Bengal

Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

Posted on Monday, March 15th, 2010 and is filed under Featured, India. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Our government is churning out one hazardous bill after another. This time it is a bill called the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, and it’s coming up for a vote in a couple of days.

The bill lets U.S. corporations off the hook for any nuclear accidents they cause on Indian soil. They’d only have to pay a meagre amount, and Indian taxpayers would be stuck paying crores for the nuclear clean up and to compensate the victims. Without any public debate, the Prime Minister is appeasing American interests and ignoring our safety.

Greenpeace is launching a petition asking the PM to hold a public consultation before introducing the bill. I have already signed this petition. Can you join me?


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