Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 93

Complete issue


Progress towards a global nuclear liability regime 9
The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage and participation by developing countries: A South African perspective by David B. Davies 25
Fusion energy and nuclear liability considerations by William E. Fork and Charles H. Peterson 43
Nuclear energy and Indian society: Public engagement, risk assessment and legal frameworks 63

Case law


Federal Administrative Court confirms the judgments of the Higher Administrative Court of the Land Hesse: The shutdown of nuclear power plant Biblis blocks A and B based on a "moratorium" imposed by the Government was unlawful 89
List of lawsuits in the nuclear field 90

Slovak Republic

Further developments in cases related to the challenge by Greenpeace Slovakia to the Mochovce nuclear power plant 91
Developments in relation to the disclosure of information concerning the Mochovce nuclear power plant 91

United States

Judgment of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission resuming the licensing process for the Department of Energy's construction authorisation application for the Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste repository 92
Judgment of the Licensing Board in favour of Shaw AREVA MOX Services regarding the material control and accounting system at the proposed MOX Facility 93
Dismissal by US District Court Judge of lawsuit brought by US military personnel against Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in connection with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident 94

National legislative and regulatory activities


International co-operation 97
Organisation and structure 97
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 98
Nuclear safety and radiological protection 98


Nuclear safety and radiological protection 100
Radioactive waste management 101
Environmental protection 102
Liability and compensation 102
International co-operation 102


General legislation 103
Radioactive waste management 103
Nuclear security 105


Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including emergency planning) 106


Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 106


Nuclear safety and radiological protection 106


Radioactive waste management 107
Nuclear safety and radiological protection 107

Slovak Republic

Radioactive waste management 108
Liability and compensation 108


Radioactive waste management 109


Radioactive waste management 111

United Kingdom

Organisation and structure 111

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Proposed binding instruments 113
Adopted legally binding instruments 113
Non-legally binding instruments 117

International Atomic Energy Agency

Convention on Nuclear Safety 118
Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management 118
International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability 119
Legislative assistance activities 119

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Appointment of new Director-General 120
International experts in Japan to review safety after Fukushima Daiichi 120
China Atomic Energy Authority co-operation workshop 121

News briefs

Meeting on "Stress Tests for Nuclear Power Plants in European Union (EU) Neighbouring Countries: Experience and Follow-up", 29 October 2013, Luxembourg


Commission Decision of 18 December 2013 to initiate the procedure laid down in Article 108(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union concerning the Investment Contract (early Contract for Difference) for the Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station


26th Plenary meeting of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG), 16 January 2014, Brussels


Stakeholder Conference on "Taking nuclear third party liability into the future: Fair compensation for citizens and level playing field for operators", 20 and 21 January 2014, Brussels


Workshop on the "Lessons learnt following Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) missions", 22 and 23 January 2014, Brussels


Second meeting of Senior Officials of the IAEA and the EU, 21 February 2014, Vienna


Recent publications


List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin


Last reviewed: 14 October 2014