9 Feb 2017

Nuclear Workers Association cautious over compensation change

From , 6:01 am on 9 February 2017

French Polynesia's Nuclear Workers Association says moves to make it easier for victims of nuclear weapons testing to claim compensation is no cause for celebration yet.

The French joint law commission decided unanimously this week to remove the term 'negligible risk' from the country's nuclear compensation law.

The legislation, which was introduced in 2009, has been widely criticised for being too restrictive because almost all claims have been thrown out so far.

The head of Mururoa e Tatou, Roland Oldham, told Amelia Langford that he's cynical about the French Government's motives but he's determined to get justice for victims.

Roland Oldham, head of Mururoa e Tatou

Roland Oldham, head of Mururoa e Tatou Photo: RNZ / Walter Zweifel