Authors: S.V. Arsentyev, M.A. Zagvozkin, A.S. Molchanov, Y.S. Firsova
Addresses: Atomic Insurance Broker JSC, Lva Tolstogo str., 5/1, Moscow 119992, Russia. ' Atomic Insurance Broker JSC, Lva Tolstogo str., 5/1, Moscow 119992, Russia. ' Atomic Insurance Broker JSC, Lva Tolstogo str., 5/1, Moscow 119992, Russia. ' Atomic Insurance Broker JSC, Lva Tolstogo str., 5/1, Moscow 119992, Russia
Abstract: This paper shows that the advent of nuclear risks at construction of nuclear energy facilities changes the structure of insurance of installation and construction risks. A new specialised insurance company, Nuclear Insurance Pool, appeared in the insurance system, together with two additional insurance agreements – an agreement for insurance of construction objects in case of damage or loss as a result of radiation exposure, and an agreement for insurance of civil liability for nuclear damage. The latter insurance agreement should be signed by the nuclear facility operator. Concluding such agreements is mandatory for compliance with the international obligations of the Russian Federation related to fulfilment of the conditions of the Vienna Convention of 1963 on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage.
Keywords: installation risks; construction risks; nuclear risks; nuclear insurance pool; nuclear installation operators; civil liability; Vienna Convention; nuclear liability; nuclear power plants; NPP; nuclear energy; radiation exposure; civil liability; nuclear damage; insurance protection.
International Journal of Nuclear Law, 2011 Vol.3 No.3, pp.234 - 237
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