Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 96

Complete issue


Treaty implementation applied to conventions on nuclear safety by Michel Montjoie 9
Crisis, criticism, change: Regulatory reform in the wake of nuclear accidents by Kimberly A. Sexton 35

Case law


Decision of the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal overturning a decision to send back for reconsideration an environmental assessment of a proposed new nuclear power plant in Ontario 63


Conseil d'État decision, 28 November 2014, Fédération Réseau sortir du nucléaire and others vs. Electricité de France (EDF) (Request No. 367013) 67


Judgment of the European Court of Justice on the nuclear fuel tax 68


Judgment of the High Court of Kerala in a public interest litigation challenging the constitutional validity of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 69


District court decisions on lawsuits related to the restart of Sendai NPP and Takahama NPP 71


Decision of the Masovian Voivod concerning the legality of the resolution on holding a local referendum in the Commune of Różan regarding a new radioactive waste repository 72
Certain provisions of the Regulation of the Minister of Health of 18 February 2011 on the conditions for safe use of ionising radiation for all types of medical exposure have been declared unconstitutional by a judgment pronounced by the Constitutional Tribunal 75

Slovak Republic

Developments in relation to the disclosure of information concerning the Mochovce nuclear power plant 78

National legislative and regulatory activities


General legislation 79


General legislation 80


Radioactive waste management 82


Radioactive waste management 83


Nuclear safety and radiological protection 84
Radioactive waste management 85
Nuclear security 86


Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 86
International co-operation 86
Nuclear security 88
Nuclear safety and radiological protection 88

Slovak Republic

International co-operation 89
Liability and compensation 89
General legislation 90


General legislation 90


Radioactive waste management 92
Liability and compensation 93

United States

Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 94
Radioactive waste management 94

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Non-legally binding instruments 97

International Atomic Energy Agency

Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) 98
59th regular session of the IAEA General Conference 98
Nuclear Security (GC(59)/RES/10) 101
IAEA Treaty Event 102
Legislative assistance activities 102
Nuclear Law Institute 102

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

European Nuclear Energy Tribunal (ENET) Inaugural Session for the 9th mandate 103
New signatories to the extension of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Framework Agreement 103
Joint Declaration on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes 103
International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) 103
15th session of the International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL) 103
2016 session of the International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE) 104

Multilateral agreements


News briefs

10th European Nuclear Energy Forum Plenary Meeting, 26-27 May 2015, Prague


Nuclear Safety in Europe, 3rd Regulatory Conference, 29-30 June 2015, Brussels


30th Plenary meeting of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG), 30 June and 1 July 2015, Brussels


Recent publications

Burges Salmon Guide to Nuclear Law – Second Edition (2015) edited by Ian Salter


List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin


Last reviewed: 23 February 2016