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Nuclear Law Bulletin

No. 52, December 1993

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DETAILED 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 NATIONS
 Resolution 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

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