Characteristic features of the legal relations concerning compensation for injuries caused by the chernobyl accident
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This article is devoted to the legal relations between the State and citizens who were victims of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Their characteristic features consist in the fact that the government as the constitutional guarantor and owner of nuclear power plants is responsible for the harm done due to radiation. The method of compensating for radiation damage in the form of compensations and benefits for harm to property and health of the victims was not known to the acting legislature before April 26, 1986. Compensations and benefits are also given to categories of citizens who are healthy and capable of working but were subjected to irradiation for risk of possible radiation-induced injury appearing in the future. 5 references.
KeywordsSocial Security Nuclear Power Plant Social Protection Chernobyl Accident Federal Budget
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