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Nuclear liability

ANSTO is provided with insurance coverage for ionising radiation liability from Comcover for up to $50 million. The Comcover policy includes liability arising out of ANSTO's responsibility for: managing, storing and conditioning ionising radiation emitting material and waste; transporting nuclear waste and materials for disposal both within Australia and overseas; and transporting radioactive materials including radioisotopes.

For any liability which is not covered by Comcover, ANSTO has been provided with a Deed of Indemnity by the Commonwealth which commits the Commonwealth to providing an indemnity to cover any loss or liability incurred by ANSTO and ANSTO Nuclear Medicine Pty Ltd, their respective employees and contractors, which arise from a claim for injury to a person or damage to property caused by ionising radiation. The current Deed expires in April 2026.