Lanka need not worry about Kudankulam: Banerjee

India said there was no need to worry as it has high safety standards and a legal mechanism to take care of trans-boundary liability issues.

New Delhi: Seeking to allay Sri Lankan fears
on the Kudankulam nuclear plant in case of an accident, India
on Wednesday said there was no need to worry as it has high safety
standards and a legal mechanism to take care of trans-boundary
liability issues.

"Sri Lanka has no reason to worry. The safety features of
Kudankulam are of high standards, which have been cleared and
verified by several independent groups," Atomic Energy
Commission Chairman Srikumar Banerjee said here.

He pointed out that Parliament has passed a law that takes
care of trans-boundary issues in case of nuclear accidents.

New Delhi: Seeking to allay Sri Lankan fears
on the Kudankulam nuclear plant in case of an accident, India
on Wednesday said there was no need to worry as it has high safety
standards and a legal mechanism to take care of trans-boundary
liability issues.

"Sri Lanka has no reason to worry. The safety features of
Kudankulam are of high standards, which have been cleared and
verified by several independent groups," Atomic Energy
Commission Chairman Srikumar Banerjee said here.

He pointed out that Parliament has passed a law that takes
care of trans-boundary issues in case of nuclear accidents.

Parliament has passed the Civil Liability for Nuclear
Damage Bill in 2010, Banerjee said.

India has also signed the Convention on Supplementary
Compensation (CSC) that also has elements to take care of
trans-boundary issues, he said. India is yet to ratify the
CSC.

PTI

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