Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 98

Complete issue


Strengthening the international legal framework for nuclear security: Better sooner rather than later by Anthony C. Wetherall 7
Brexit, Euratom and nuclear proliferation by Anna Södersten 47
McMunn, et al. v. Babcock and Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc., et al.: The long road to dismissal by Marjorie Berger 57

Case law


Conseil d'√Čtat decision, 22 February 2016, EDF v. Republic and Canton of Geneva relative to the Bugey nuclear power plant (No. 373516) 63

United States

Brodsky v. US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 650 Fed.Appx. 804 (2nd Cir. 2016) 64

National legislative and regulatory activities


Organisation and structure 67


Radioactive waste management 67
Liability and compensation 68
Nuclear facilities 69


Nuclear trade (including non-proliferation) 69
Radioactive waste management 70


Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning) 74
Nuclear security 75
Radioactive waste management 76
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure 76


Radioactive waste management 77


Organisation and structure 78

Slovak Republic

International co-operation 79
Nuclear security 80
Liability and compensation 80


Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning) 81

United States

General legislation, regulations and instruments 82

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Non-legally binding instruments 85

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management 88
60th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference 88
IAEA Treaty Event 91
Legislative Assistance Activities 91

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

New member of the Generation IV International Forum 92
New signatories to the extension of the GIF Framework Agreement 92
International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) "Latin American Nuclear Energy Stakeholders Conference", 25-26 October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina 92
10th national workshop of the NEA Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC) 93
Symposium on the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident and Law and Policy, 24-25 September 2016, Tokyo, Japan 93
Nuclear Law Committee meeting 93
NEA publications of interest 93
Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities 94
16th session of the International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL) 94
2017 session of the International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE) 94
Table on Nuclear Operator Liability Amounts and Financial Security Limits 94

News briefs

22nd Nuclear Inter Jura Congress in New Delhi, 2016 95
NLA course on "Nuclear Energy and Law" 96
India national moot court on nuclear liability law 96

Recent publications

News from the Front Lines of Nuclear Law: Proceedings of the AIDN/INLA Regional Conference 2015 in Nuremberg (2016), edited by Christian Raetzke, Ulrike Feldmann and Akos Frank 97
Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law: Vol. I, with Foreword by Mohamed ElBaradei (2014); Vol. II, Verification and Compliance (2015); Vol. III, Legal Aspects of the Use of Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes (2016), edited by Jonathan L. Black-Branch and Dieter Fleck 98

List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin


Last reviewed: 4 March 2017