“Costs of nuclear disaster exceed international limit of liability hundred- to thousandfold”
Insurance protection for nuclear power plants in Germany’s neighbouring countries is insufficient for covering the costs of a major nuclear disaster, environmental organisation Greenpeace Energy has said in a press release. “Under prevailing legal norms, victims would have to shoulder the majority of costs themselves,” Greenpeace Energy said. Costs for mitigating the consequences of a nuclear disaster would reach up to 430 billion euros, while the compulsory cover in most European countries was capped somewhere between 380 million and one billion euros, according to a study commissioned by Greenpeace Energy.
Find background in the CLEW dossier The challenges of Germany’s nuclear phase-out.