Bulletin de droit nucléaire Version francaise

Nuclear Law Bulletin

No. 49, June 1992

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DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ARTICLES

    Nuclear testing and the future of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,
     by B. M. Carnahan  ....................................................   7

    The legal regime of nuclear power satellites, 
     by S. Courteix  .......................................................  24

    Some reflections about law and ethics, 
     by L. Westerh ll  .....................................................  39


CASE LAW

  - UNITED STATES 
    Should  tort  law  treat  internal  exposure  differently from external 
    exposure ? By D. E. Jose and D. J. Wiedis  .............................  43


ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS

  - SWITZERLAND
    Central repository for radioactive waste storage/Switzerland (1990) ....  46
    Muhleberg - Bern electorate consultation (1992)  .......................  47


NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ACTIVITIES

  - BELGIUM
    Act and Order amending ONDRAF mandate (1991) ...........................  48
    Creation of an Institute for Emergency Planning (1991)  ................  48
    Creation of a Commission for Assessing Nuclear Information (1991) ......  49
    Emergency plans for nuclear risks (1991)  ..............................  49

  - BRAZIL
    Draft legislation on national nuclear policy (1992) ....................  50
    Use of Brazil's harbours and waters by nuclear ships ...................  50

  - CANADA
    Amendments to  Atomic  Energy  Control  Regulation and to Cost Recovery 
     Fees Regulations (1991) ...............................................  51

  - FRANCE
    Act on radioactive waste management (1991) .............................  52

  - GERMANY
    Radiation protection and nuclear safety recommendations (1991) .........  52
    Amendments to Foreign Trade Ordinance (1991-1992) ......................  53
    Amendment to Meat Hygiene Ordinance (1991) .............................  53

  - GREECE
    Regulations on radiological protection (1989) ..........................  53

  - INDIA
    Control of irradiation of food rules (1990) ............................  55

  - ITALY
    Physical and medical surveillance of workers (1990) ....................  55
    Implementation  of  Community  Directive  on  Radiological  Emergencies 
     (1992) ................................................................  56

  - KENYA
    Radiation Protection Act (1984) ........................................  56

  - MEXICO
    Amendment of General Health Act (1991) .................................  57

  - NETHERLANDS
    Amendment of Nuclear Third Party Liability Act (1991) ..................  57

  - PORTUGAL
    Reorganisation of Nuclear Protection & Safety Bureau (1991) ............  57

  - ROMANIA
    Order on export controls (1990) ........................................  58

  - RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    State Committee for Nuclear & Radiological Safety (1991) ...............  59

  - SPAIN
    X-ray equipment for medical diagnosis (1991) ...........................  60
    Health protection against ionizing radiation (1992) ....................  60

  - SWEDEN
    Amendment of Nuclear Liability Act (1991) ..............................  61

  - SWITZERLAND
    Adaptation of Swiss legislation (1992) .................................  61

  - UNITED KINGDOM
    Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Act 1991 .........................  62

  - UNITED STATES
    Nuclear power plant licence renewal (1991) .............................  63
    Proposed licensing reform (1992) .......................................  63
    NRC policy on co-operation with States (1992) ..........................  64
    Material control and accounting requirements (1991) ....................  65


INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ACTIVITIES

  - NEA/IAEA
    Member States invited to adopt INES scale (1992) .......................  66

  - IAEA
    Strengthening of Safeguards Regime .....................................  67

  - EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
    Control of radioactive waste shipments (1992) ..........................  67
    Recommendation on Art.33 of Euratom Treaty (1991) ......................  68
    Exclusions from agricultural imports ban (1992) ........................  68

  - WHO/IAEA/FAO
    Harmonizing food irradiation regulations in Asia and the Pacific Region 
     (1992) ................................................................  69


BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

  - ARGENTINA/BRAZIL
    Nuclear energy solely for peaceful purposes (1991) .....................  71

  - ARGENTINA/TURKEY
    Peaceful nuclear co-operation (1988) ...................................  71

  - BELGIUM/NETHERLANDS
    Memorandum  of  Understanding  on  Early  Notification  and Information 
     Exchange (1990) .......................................................  72

  - BRAZIL/ITALY
    Economic, Industrial, Scientific Co-operation (1991) ...................  73

  - GERMANY
    Expiry of ex GDR Agreements (1991-1992) ................................  73

  - GERMANY/USSR
    Termination of Wismut Company (1991) ...................................  73

  - HUNGARY/UNITED STATES
    Peaceful nuclear co-operation (1991) ...................................  74

  - SWEDEN/SWITZERLAND
    Peaceful nuclear co-operation (1990) ...................................  75


MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS

    Joint  Protocol  relating  to  the Paris and Vienna Conventions - entry 
     into force (1992) .....................................................  75
    Europe/Japan Memorandum of Understanding on fast  reactor/fast  breeder 
     research (1991) .......................................................  76
    CIS Declaration on Nuclear Arms (1991) .................................  76
    Non-Proliferation Treaty (status) ......................................  76
    Early Notification and Assistance Conventions (status) .................  80


FULL TEXTS

    French Act on radioactive waste management (1991) ......................  86
    European  Council  Directive on supervision and control of shipments of 
     radioactive waste (1992) ..............................................  90
    European Commission Recommendation on Application of Article 33  of the 
     Euratom Treaty (1991) .................................................  99
    CIS Declaration on Nuclear Arms (1991) ................................. 102


BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Germany, Tunisia ....................................................... 104


LIST OF CORRESPONDENTS


SUPPLEMENT

    Netherlands 1979 Nuclear Third Party Liability Act, as amended in 1991

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