Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is consulting on nuclear third party liability and revised criteria for the definition of intermediate risk nuclear sites. Consultation closes 15th September. This consultation sets out revised criteria for the definition of intermediate risk nuclear sites in the draft Nuclear Installations (Prescribed Sites and Transport) Regulations.
Sites which meet these criteria represent a lower risk of causing significant damage in the event of a nuclear incident. Therefore setting a lower level of liability recognises this lower risk and reduces the cost of operators’ mandatory insurance cover in line with this lower risk. Government is consulting on the revised definition because the earlier consultation on this subject raised a number of points that have now been addressed. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/defining-intermediate-risk-prescribed-sites-further-consultation