Bulletin de droit nucléaire Version francaise

Nuclear Law Bulletin

No. 53, June 1994

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DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ARTICLES

    Health Protection against ionizing radiation and the Court of Justice 
     of the European Communities, 
     by R. Lennartz  .......................................................   9

    Causation and the problem of evidence in cases of nuclear damage, 
     by P. Stå hlberg  ......................................................  22


STUDIES

    Three negotiations concerning nuclear law ..............................  30

    Potential liability of contractors working on nuclear safety improvement
     projects in Central and Eastern Europe ................................  36


CASE LAW

  - UNITED KINGDOM
    The Sellafield childhood leukaemia cases (1993) ........................  44

  - EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    Radiation protection standards dose limits: Commission vs. Belgium .....  48


ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS

  - SWITZERLAND
    Licence  for  unlimited  operation  of  Beznau II  nuclear  power  plant 
     (1991) ................................................................  49


NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ACTIVITIES

  - CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
    Overview of nuclear legislation ........................................  50

  - ARGENTINA
    Regulations on safe transport of radioactive materials (1993) ..........  75

  - AUSTRALIA
    Radiation Control Regulation 1993 (N.S.Wales) ..........................  76

  - BELGIUM
    Radiation  protection  and  the  Federal  Agency  for  Nuclear  Control 
     (1994) ................................................................  77
    Amendments  of  1963  Order on Protection of the Population and Workers 
     (1993) ................................................................  78

  - BRAZIL
    Application of SIPRON (1993) ...........................................  79

  - CAMEROON
    Bill on radiation protection (1994) ....................................  79

  - FINLAND
    Bill to amend Nuclear Liability Act (1994) .............................  80

  - FRANCE
    Organisation of the Ministry for Industry (1993) .......................  81
    Transfer of responsibilities from the CEA to ANDRA (1993) ..............  81
    Training in radiation protection (1994) ................................  82
    Amendment of Order on protection and control of nuclear materials during 
    transport ..............................................................  82

  - ITALY
    Community law in Italian legislation (1994) ............................  83
    Reorganisation  of  environmental  controls  and  creation  of  National
     Environmental Protection Agency (1994) ................................  83
    Circular on shipments of radioactive waste (1993) ......................  84

  - MADAGASCAR
    Creation  of  National  Institute  for  Nuclear  Science  and Technology 
     (1992) ................................................................  85
    Radiation Protection Regulations (1993) ................................  85
    Bill on the Transport of Radioactive Materials .........................  86

  - NETHERLANDS
    Increase in the operator's liability amount (1993) .....................  87

  - PORTUGAL
    Reorganisation of the General Directorate for Energy (1993) ............  87
    Creation of General Directorate for the Environment (1993) .............  88
    Order on the General Directorate for the Environment (1993) ............  88

  - SOUTH AFRICA
    Nuclear Energy Act, 1993 ...............................................  89
    Amendment of the Hazardous Substances Act of 1973 (1993) ...............  93

  - SWITZERLAND
    Revision of Atomic Energy Act and Order (1994) .........................  93
    Amendment of Ordinance on definitions and licences .....................  94

  - TUNISIA
    Bill to set up Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology (1993) ........  94

  - UNITED KINGDOM
    Increase in nuclear third party liability limits (1994) ................  95

  - UNITED STATES
    Emergency planning and preparedness (1993) .............................  95
    Training of nuclear power plant personnel (1993) .......................  95
    Monitoring nuclear power plants (1993) .................................  96
    Safeguards inspections (1993) ..........................................  96
    Prematurely shut down power reactors - funding (1993) ..................  96
    Self-guarantee of decommissioning funds (1994) .........................  96
    Decommissioning records and licence terminations (1993) ................  98
    Export and import of nuclear equipment and materials (1993) ............  98
    Export licensing of alpha emitters and by-products (1993) ..............  99


INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ACTIVITIES

  - NEA
    Mexico joins OECD/NEA (1994) ........................................... 100
    The Republic of Korea joins the NEA Data Bank (1994) ................... 100
    New international standards for radiation protection (1994) ............ 100

  - IAEA
    Preparatory work on the Nuclear Safety Convention (1994) ............... 102
    Revision of the Vienna Convention and supplementary funding (1994) ..... 104

  - EUROPEAN UNION
    Standard document for shipments of radioactive waste (1993) ............ 105


BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

  - ARGENTINA/INDONESIA
    Peaceful nuclear co-operation (1990) ................................... 107

  - ARGENTINA/ROMANIA
    Peaceful nuclear co-operation (1990) ................................... 108

  - AUSTRALIA/CERN
    Scientific and technical co-operation (1991) ........................... 108

  - POLAND/UKRAINE
    Early  notification  of a  nuclear accident  and  information  exchange 
     (1993) ................................................................ 109

  - UNITED STATES/RUSSIA - UNITED STATES/UKRAINE
    Operational  safety  enhancements  for  civilian  nuclear  power plants 
     (1993) ................................................................ 109


MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS

    Amendment of London Dumping Convention - radioactive waste (1994) ...... 110
    Status of Early Notification and Assistance Conventions (1993) ......... 110
    Status of Physical Protection Convention (1993) ........................ 116


FULL TEXTS

    Draft Nuclear Safety Convention ........................................ 119


BIBLIOGRAPHY

    France, United Kingdom, United States, NEA, IAEA ....................... 130


LIST OF CORRESPONDENTS

    ........................................................................ 133