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Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 90

Complete issue

Articles

A common high standard for nuclear power plant exports: overview and analysis of the Nuclear Power Plant Exporters' Principles of Conduct by George Perkovich and Brian Radzinsky 7
The MCP Altona incident: the Canadian regulatory response and framework for the export of uranium by Jacques Lavoie 23
Conflict of law issues related to Switzerland's participation in the Paris Nuclear Third Party Liability Regime by Michael Waldner 31
The impact of the Additional Protocol and Strengthened Safeguards: effects on the International Atomic Energy Agency and on states by Benjamin Katzenberg 71

Case Law

France

 
Administrative Court of Appeal of Lyon regarding EDF's permit to construct a waste conditioning and storage facility (ICEDA) in the town of Saint-Vulbas 101
Conseil d'État decision regarding Atelier de technologie de plutonium (ATPu) located at the Cadarache site 101

Germany

Request for arbitration against Germany at the World Bank's International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) because of Germany's legislation leading to the phase-out of nuclear energy 102

India

Cases related to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) 103

Switzerland

 
Judgement of the Federal Administrative Court in the matter of Balmer-Schafroth a.o.v. BKW FMB Energy Inc. on the revocation of the operating licence for the Mühleberg nuclear power plant 109

United States

Judgement of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacating the NRC's 2010 Waste Confidence Decision and Rule Update 110
U.S. Supreme Court declines petition for certiorari filed by property owners on Price-Anderson Act claim for damages 112
Judgement of the NRC Atomic Safety and Licensing Board finding applicants ineligible to obtain a combined license because they are owned by a U.S. corporation that is 100% owned by a foreign corporation 113
Judgement of an NRC Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Authorising Issuance of a license for the construction and operation of a commercial laser enrichment facility 114

National Legislative and Regulatory Activities

Armenia

Nuclear safety and radiation protection 115

Brazil

General legislation 115

Canada

Environmental protection 116

France

Radioactive waste management 117

Georgia

Nuclear safety and radiation protection 118

Greece

Nuclear safety 118
Emergency preparedness and response 119

India

Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 119
Liability and compensation 120

Ireland

Nuclear safety and radiological protection 122

Japan

Nuclear Regulation Authority Act 122

Lithuania

General legislation 124
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 125
Nuclear security 125
Radioactive waste management 126

Switzerland

General legislation 126

Ukraine

Radioactive waste management 127
General legislation 127

United Arab Emirates

General legislation 128
Liability and compensation 128

United States

Nuclear safety 129
Emergency preparedness 130

Intergovernmental Organisation Activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Proposed legislative instruments 131
Adopted legislative instruments 133
Non-legislative instruments 134
Other activities 135

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety 136

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Russian Federation to join the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency 139
Participation by the regulatory authorities of India and the United Arab Emirates in the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP) 140
International Workshop on Crisis Communication 141
International School of Nuclear Law 142
International Nuclear Law Essentials 142

Multilateral Agreements

143

Documents and Legal Texts

Canada

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 167

Japan

Act for Establishment of a Nuclear Regulation Authority (Act No. 47 of 2012) 217

Nuclear Power Plant Exporters' Principles of Conduct

257

International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX)

269

News Briefs

International Nuclear Law Association

271

Nuclear Law Association (India) First Annual Conference

271

World Nuclear University

271

Seminar series "Les droits et contentieux du nucléaire" ("Applicable Laws and Litigation in the field of Nuclear Energy"): seminar on "Democracy and Nuclear Activities"

272

15th meeting of the Working Group of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention: Thematic session on Public Participation in International Forums

273

European Roundtable and Final European Conference of the "Aarhus Convention and Nuclear approach"

274

Recent publications

275

List of Correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin

279

Last reviewed: 10 February 2014