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Cost of disasters

Cost of disasters
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First Published: Tue, May 11 2010. 10 44 PM IST

Nuclear accident: A helicopter flies over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine as it is decontaminated in April 1986. AFP
Nuclear accident: A helicopter flies over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine as it is decontaminated in April 1986. AFP
Updated: Tue, May 11 2010. 10 44 PM IST
Chernobyl
Total cost: $100 billion and counting
Nuclear accident: A helicopter flies over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine as it is decontaminated in April 1986. AFP
Three Mile Island
Total cost: $1.1 billion
Bhopal
Cost (paid only by Union Carbide for compensation): $470 million
US nuclear laws
Operator liability: $10 billion
India’s Nuclear Liability Bill, 2010:
Operator liability: $105 million
Government liability, using taxpayer money: $335 million.
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First Published: Tue, May 11 2010. 10 44 PM IST