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Nuclear Law Bulletin

No. 52, December 1993

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Articles

  Optimising radiation protection - the ethical and legal bases, 
   by J. Lochard and M-C. Grenery-Boehler ....................................  9

  Achievements in assessing safety culture, 
   by A. Carnino ............................................................  28

Case law

 - France   Judgment on the Forbach radiation accident (1993) .................35 
- Japan Supreme Court rulings on the Monju Prototype FBR and
the Itaka -1 and Fukushima-II-nuclear power plants (1992) ......... 38
- EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Community undertakings placed under administration (1993).44


Administrative decisions

 - Finland    Decision to construct nuclear power plant overturned (1993) ... 46  
- Switzerland Central interim repository for radioactive waste (1993) ...... 46
Site for a final radioactive waste repository (1993) ......... 47


National legislative and regulatory activities

 - Argentina
  Amendment of Decree establishing export controls (1993) ....................... 48
  
  - Brazil 
  Organisation of SINDEC (1993) ................................................. 48
  
  - Bulgaria 
  Review of nuclear legislation (1993) .......................................... 49
  
  - Canada
  AECB Recovery Fees Regulations 1993 ........................................... 51
  
  - Finland
  Export controls (1993) ........................................................ 51
  
  - France
  Institute for Protection and Nuclear Safety (1993) ............................ 52
  Amendment of Nuclear Installations Decree (1993) .............................. 52
  Decree on underground radioactive waste laboratory (1993) ..................... 53
  Order on food irradiation (1993) .............................................. 53
  
  - Germany
  Amendment of Radiation Protection Ordinance (1993) ............................ 54
  Foodstuffs and consumer goods Act (1992) ...................................... 54
  
  - Ghana
  Atomic Energy Commission (Amendment) Law 1993 ................................. 55
  Radiation Protection Regulations 1993 ......................................... 55
  
  - Hungary
  Decrees on nuclear safety, registration of radioactive materials and 
  safeguards (1993) ............................................................. 56
  
  - Indonesia
  Regulation on irradiators (1993) .............................................. 57
  Draft Regulation on nuclear reactors (1993) ................................... 58
  Maximum permissible radioactivity in the environment (1992) ................... 58
  
  - Italy
  Air transport of radioactive materials (1992) ................................. 59
  
  - Mauritius 
  Radiation Protection Act 1992 ................................................. 59
  
  - Mexico
  Regulation on the Ministry of Energy (1993) ................................... 61
  
  - Romania
  Bill on protection against hazards arising from nuclear activities 
  (1993) ........................................................................ 62
  Order on emergency preparedness (1993) ........................................ 63
  Order on imports and exports (1993) ........................................... 63
  Act amending the Penal Code (1992) ............................................ 63
  
  - Spain
  Order on emergency plans (1993) ............................................... 64
  Public information on radiological emergencies (1993) ......................... 65
  
  - Sweden
  Ordinance on the Nuclear Power Inspectorate (1993) ............................ 66
  Ordinance on the Institute for Radiation Protection (1993) .................... 66
  Ordinances amending the Ordinance on Nuclear Activities (1993) ................ 66
  
  - Switzerland
  Revision of Atomic Energy Act (1993) .......................................... 67
  
  - Ukraine
  Legislation on protection of victims of the Chernobyl accident (1991) ......... 68
  
  - United Kingdom
  Public information on radiation emergencies (1992) ............................ 69
  
- United States Increase of liability limits (1993) ........................................... 70

International regulatory activities - NEA

 
 - IAEA
 Resolution on implementation of Safeguards Agreement in the Democratic 
 People's Republic of Korea (1993) .............................................. 72
 Forum on radiation and nuclear safety in the former countries of the 
 USSR (1993) .................................................................... 73
 
 - EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
 Regulation on shipments of radioactive substances (1993) ....................... 74
 Proposed radiation protection standards (1993) ................................. 74
 
 - United NationsResolution and principles on nuclear power sources in outer space .............. 75
 
 

Bilateral agreements

 - Australia/Mexico
   Agreement on peaceful nuclear co-operation (1992) .......................... 76

 - Bulgaria/Germany
  Agreement on nuclear safety and radiation protection (1993) ................ 77

 - CHINA/Germany
  Co-operation in nuclear safety (1992) ...................................... 77

 - Finland/Germany
  Agreement on early notification and information exchange (1992) ............ 78

 - France/Japan
  Co-operation in nuclear safety (1993) ...................................... 78

 - France/Russian Federation
  Agreement on peaceful nuclear co-operation (1993) .......................... 79

 - Germany/Albania/Latvia/Lithuania
  Agreements on environmental protection (1992-93) ........................... 80

 - Norway/Russian Federation
  Agreement on early notification and information exchange (1993) ............ 80
  Agreement in the environmental field (1992) ................................ 80

 - Poland/Ukraine
  Agreement on early notification and information exchange (1993) ............. 81

 - EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES/Hungary/Poland
  Asociation Agreements (1991) ..................................................81

MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT

  Cnvention on civil liability for damage to the environment (1993) ............ 82 
Prevention of major industrial accidents Convention 1993 .....................83

FULL Texts

  
  UN of nuclear power sources in outer space ..................................... 84  

Bibliography

Netherlands, Poland, IAEA ..........................................................91
  


List of correspondents

              ........................................................94