Abolishing the “Extraordinary Nuclear Occurrence” Threshold of the Price-Anderson Act

This article critically examines the extraordinary nuclear occurrence threshold in light of its congressional purpose. Part I surveys the Price-Anderson Act’s nuclear liability scheme. Part II. focuses on the extraordinary nuclear occurrence threshold, scrutinizing its content and its application to the Three Mile Island accident. Part III discusses the need for reform of the nuclear liability waiver of defenses scheme, concluding that the .threshold should be abolished.