India, U.S. nuclear liability talks progressing


India and the U.S. are reportedly making progress in talks over India’s nuclear liability law.
A joint contact group extended talks another day, indicating that there had been progress in closing the gap on the nuclear liability issue, according to NDTV.
The liability law holds suppliers accountable in the case of a nuclear accident. The U.S. wants India to follow industry norms in which the operator is held responsible; in this case, the Indian government, according to the article. The two sides also disagree on an “unlimited liability” clause, which makes it difficult for international companies to find insurers, and on a section of the law that was read to mean U.S. companies could face tort claims or be sued directly by victims of an accident, the article said.

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