Belfast Telegraph

Nuclear power plants face increased liability

OPERATORS of UK nuclear power plants will see a seven-fold increase in how much they are liable to pay for incidents at their sites. Under new proposals by the Government, put out for consultation, companies will take on liability of £1bn for each site, up from the current level of £14m, in case of an accident. Last October, the Department of Energy and Climate Change paved the way for new power plants at eight nuclear sites.