Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

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THIRD PARTY COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGES PRESUPPOSES A SERIOUS INCIDENT, INVOLVING SEVERAL VICTIMS AND STOPPING NORMAL WORKING ACTIVITIES FOR A LONG TIME. LEGISLATION ON THIS SUBJECT INVOLVES MANY STATUTORY PROVISIONS IN ORDER TO COVER THE MOST SERIOUS RISKS AND EVENTS. FOR A NUCLEAR PLANT ALL LIABILITY RESTS WITH THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF IT. THE CONCEPT OF NUCLEAR DAMAGE ITSELF IS VERY BROAD, COVERING EVERY POSSIBLE FORM OF DAMAGE CAUSED TO PEOPLE OR THINGS BY RADIATION OR TOXIC ELEMENTS, BOTH IF THEY ARE IN A PLANT OR BEING TRANSPORTED. UNDER ITALIAN LEGISLATION IT HAS BEEN AGREED THAT CLAIMS FOR DAMAGE ARE LIMITED UP TO A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS FROM THE TIME THE VICTIM BECOMES AWARE OF THE DAMAGE SUFFERED. IF NUCLEAR MATERIAL IS DISPOSED OF OR MISLAID OUTSIDE OF THE PLANT, OR REMOVED FROM THE PLANT, THE VICTIM CAN CLAIM DAMAGES NOT LATER THAN 10 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE EVENT. WHEN THE NUCLEAR MATERIAL IS TRANSPORTED, LIABILITY RESTS ENTIRELY WITH THE DISPATCHER. IN ITALY, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR NUCLEAR DAMAGES HAS BEEN SET AT 7,500 MILLION LIRA, AS STATED BY THE PARIS CONVENTION, EVEN THOUGH NEW AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN RATIFIED IN THE FIRST REVIEW OF THAT CONVENTION.

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Autori: D'ALIMONTE P T JRC-ISPRA, JRC-ISPRA
Riferimenti bibliografici: PAPER PRESENTED: NUOVI RISCHI NELLA RESPONSABILITA CIVILE DELL'IMPRENDITORE, FIRENZE/I, MAY 20, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, BP 1907, MENTIONING PAPER ORA 33918 I
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