Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 99

Complete issue

Articles

Reformed and reforming: Adapting the licensing process to meet new challenges by Stephen G. Burns 7
Reflections on the development of international nuclear law by Vanda Lamm 31
Facing the challenge of nuclear mass tort processing by Norbert Pelzer 45

Case law

United States

Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren, 848 F.3d 590 (4th Cir. 2017) 71
United States v. Energy Solutions, Inc.; Rockwell Holdco, Inc.; Andrews County Holdings, Inc.; and Waste Control Specialists, LLC. (D. Del. June 21, 2017) 72
Cooper v. Tokyo Electric Power Company, No. 15-56426 (9th Cir. 2017) 73

National legislative and regulatory activities

Algeria

Nuclear safety and radiological protection 75

Belgium

Liability and compensation 76

Canada

Liability and compensation 78

France

Radioactive waste management 79
Liability and compensation 80
International co-operation 81

Germany

Transport of radioactive materials 82
Radioactive waste management 82

Lithuania

Nuclear security 83
Nuclear installations 83
Radioactive waste management 84

Slovak Republic

General legislation, regulations and instruments 84

Slovenia

General legislation 85
Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning) 85

Sweden

General legislation, regulations and instruments 89

United States

General legislation, regulations and instruments 91
Nuclear installations 92
Nuclear safety and radiological protection (including nuclear emergency planning) 92

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Non-legally binding instruments 95
International relations 96

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS) 97
Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention) 98
Code of Conduct on the Safety of Research Reactors (Code) 99
Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and the CPPNM Amendment 99
International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions 99
Nuclear liability 100
Legislative assistance activities 100

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Strategic Plan for 2017-2022 101
Argentina and Romania to become members of the Nuclear Energy Agency 101
Latest updates regarding the Paris Convention 101
The NEA and China's National Energy Administration sign MOU to strengthen co-operation 102
Stakeholder support and involvement essential to future of nuclear energy decision making 102
Nuclear Law Committee meeting 102
2017 International Nuclear Law Essentials (INLE) course 103
Regulatory and institutional framework for nuclear activities 103
NEA publications of interest 103

Documents and legal texts

Belgium

Act of 29 June 2014 amending the Act of 22 July 1985 on Third-Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy Belgium 105
Act of 7 December 2016 amending the Act of 22 July 1985 on Third-Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy 111

News briefs

Extension of the Framework Agreement of International Collaboration on Research and Development of Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems 113
IAEA Practical Arrangements on Nuclear Science Applications 113
International Nuclear Law Association (INLA), German Branch, 2017 Bonn Conference 113

Recent publications

115

List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin

117

Last reviewed: 11 December 2017