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Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 88

Complete issue


The status of radioactive waste repository development in the United States – December 2011, by David R. Hill 7
The Radioactive Waste Directive: a necessary step in the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste in the European Union, by Ute Blohm-Hieber 21
The continuing role of item-specific agreements in the IAEA safeguards system, by Cristian DeFrancia 37
Fukushima: liability and compensation, by Ximena Vásquez-Maignan 61

Case Law


Judicial review of Darlington new nuclear power plant project 65
Appeal decision upholding criminal convictions related to attempt to export nuclear-related dual-use items to Iran: Her Majesty the Queen v. Yadegari 66

European Commission

Greenland cases 70


Chernobyl accident – decision of dismissal of the Court of Appeal of Paris 71

Slovak Republic

Aarhus Convention compliance update 71

United States

Judgement of a US court of appeals upholding the NRC's dismissal of challenges to the renewal of the operating licence for Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station 72
Review of the proposed high-level waste repository at Yucca Mountain 73

National Legislative and Regulatory Activities


General legislation 75

Czech Republic

General legislation 76


General legislation 77
Regulatory infrastructure and activity 78


General legislation 78


Liability and compensation 80
Organisation and structure 83


Radiation protection 86
General legislation 86

Korea (Republic of)

Organisation and structure 87


Regulatory infrastructure and activity 88
Radioactive waste management 88
Radiation protection 88
International co-operation 88
Nuclear safety 89


General legislation 89


Environmental protection 90

Russian Federation

Radioactive waste management 90


Nuclear safety 91


Liability and compensation 91
Nuclear security 92


Nuclear safety 93


Radiation protection 94
Regulatory infrastructure and activity 94
Nuclear safety 94
Liability and compensation 95

United States

General legislation 95

Intergovernmental Organisation Activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Adopted legislative instruments 99
Reports 100
Meetings 100

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety 101
Non-binding instrument on the transboundary movement of scrap metal 102
55th IAEA General Conference 102
Basic Safety Standards 104
Nuclear Law Institute 104

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Basic Safety Standards 105
International Nuclear Law Essentials 105
International School of Nuclear Law 105
New members 105
Russian Federation request for membership 105

Multilateral Agreements


Documents and Legal Texts

European Union

Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM of 19 July 2011 establishing a Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste 131


The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act 145
Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Rules 163

Republic of Korea

Act on Establishment and Operation of Nuclear Safety Commission 173

Russian Federation

Federal Law on the Management of Radioactive Wastes and amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation 181

News Briefs

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Nuclear Power Plant Exporters' Principles of Conduct


CEA: database of French nuclear law RODIN


European Atomic Energy Community European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF)

Sixth ENEF plenary meeting 202

ENEF working group seminar on non-proliferation


International Nuclear Law Association


Nuclear Law Association (India) First Annual Conference


World Nuclear University




List of Correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin


Last reviewed: 23 December 2013