Nordion International Files Amended Statement of Claim in IPFA Proceedings
1/22/2013 9:55:52 AM
OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nordion Inc. (TSX: NDN) (NYSE: NDZ), a leading provider of products and services to the global health science market, has filed an amended statement of claim against Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice with regards to the Isotope Production Facilities Agreement (IPFA). The claim requests damages in the amount of $243.5 million for negligence and breach of the IPFA, as well as pre- and post-judgment interest and costs. Nordion and AECL entered into the IPFA on December 31, 1996. The IPFA was entered into to resolve litigation arising from AECL’s aborted MAPLE X10 project, which was intended to replace the National Universal Research (NRU) reactor. The IPFA contained provisions for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the Dedicated Isotope Facilities and provisions for the supply of and payment for radioisotopes, pending the completion of the new facility and once produced by the new facilities.