Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 85

Complete issue


The Momentum of the European Directive on Nuclear Safety – From the Complexity of Nuclear Safety to Key Messages Addressed to European Citizens, by Yvan Pouleur and Petr Krs5
The Independence of the Nuclear Regulator, Notes from the Canadian Experience, by Brenda MacKenzie35
Nuclear Renaissance in Italy – Maintaining Momentum, by Fabrizio Iaccarino65
The Temelín-Judgement of the European Court of Justice, by Wolf-Georg Schärf79

Case law


Constitutional Court ruling on nuclear taxes (2010)93


Federal Court ruling on partial licence for works at Angra III (2009)93


Federal Court decision respecting intellectual property and trade mark infringement action: Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. v Areva NP Canada Ltd (2009)94

United States

Judgement of a U.S. Court of Appeals on consideration of the environmental impacts of the risk of spent fuel pool fires (2009)99
Judgement of a U.S. Court of Appeals on a licence to perform in situ leach uranium mining (2010)101

National legislative and regulatory activities


Amendments to laws on the use of atomic energy (2009)103
Criminal law on acts concerning the use of radioactive sources and administrative law for non-criminal violations of radiation safety requirements (2009)103


Law on activities in the nuclear and radiation field (2010)103


Decree establishing a Committee on industrial co-ordination of radioactive waste (2010)104
Law on the recognition and indemnification of victims of nuclear tests conducted by France (2010)104


Tenth Amendment to the Atomic Energy Act (2010)105
Act on Environmental Impact Assessment (2009)105
Radiation Protection Commission (2009)105
Act on the Protection against Non-ionizing Radiation (2009)106
International transport of dangerous goods by road (2009)106


Order to amend Regulations on Active Implantable Medical Devices (2010)106
Amendment to Medical Devices Regulations (2010)107


Decree setting out rules for the siting, construction and operation of nuclear installations (2010)107


Law on the reorganisation of public authorities (2009)109
Government Decision on the reorganisation of electric power producers (2010)110

Slovak Republic

Amendment of the Atomic Act (2009)110


Law regulating limited investment companies quoted on the real estate market (2009)111


Overview of recent amendments to laws in the field of nuclear energy (2009)111



Decree setting out rules for the siting, construction and operation of nuclear installations (2010)113

International regulatory activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty (2009)147
Amendment to Council Regulation on the conditions governing imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station (2009)147

International Atomic Energy Agency

Open-ended Meeting of Technical and Legal Experts for Sharing of Information on States' Implementation of the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and its Supplementary Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources (2010)148
Bilateral agreements151

Bibliography and news briefs

NEA – Publication dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the International School of Nuclear Law (2010)153
Nuclear Law by Stephen Tromans (2010)153

European Atomic Energy Community

International Symposium on Non-Medical Imaging Exposures (2009)154
International Conference on Modern Radiotherapy: Advances and Challenges in Radiation Protection of the Patients (2009)154

European Nuclear Energy Leadership Academy

Founding agreement on the establishment of ENELA (2010)155

International Atomic Energy Agency

International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (2010)155

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

International Conference on Access to Civil Nuclear Energy (2010)156

List of correspondents

Last reviewed: 23 February 2012