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Nuclear Law Bulletin

No. 49, June 1992

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                      Page

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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