Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 83

Complete issue


The Review Conference Mechanism in Nuclear Law: Issues and Opportunities by Carlton Stoiber

National Implementation and Enforcement of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaties by Lisa Tabassi

The Decommissioning of Asse II – Burden of the Past in the Federal Republic of Germany by Hanns Näser


Changes in the Legal Status of the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique by Laetitia Grammatico

Case law


Keen v Attorney General of Canada (2009)


Judgement of the Council of State rejecting the claims made by environmental NGOs against the Decree licensing the construction of the EPR at Flamanville (2009)

United States

Judgement of the US Supreme Court on the applicability of anti-dumping tariffs to the sale of low-enriched uranium (2009)

Judgment of the US Supreme Court on the use of cost-benefit analysis in determining the best technology available for minimising the adverse environmental effects of cooling water intake structures (2009)

National legislative and regulatory activities


Amendments to the Law on the protection of the population and the environment against the dangers arising from ionising radiation and concerning the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (2009)

Regulation on the import, transport and export of radioactive substances (2009)


New national defence strategy (2008)


Decree on the transboundary transfer of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel (2008)


Nuclear Test Ban Act (2008)


Act to amend the Nuclear Damage Compensation Law and the Law on Nuclear Liability Indemnification Contracts (2009)


Act on Radioactive Waste Management (2009)

Republic of Moldova

Latest legislative activities (2009)


Decision on the national strategy for state defence (2008)

Order on the supervision and control of international shipments of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel (2008)


New comprehensive act on nuclear energy (2009)


Regulation on the transboundary shipments of radioactive waste and spent fuel (2009)

Regulation on the transboundary shipments of nuclear and radioactive substances (2008)


New Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (2009)


Developments since the adoption of the Law on the Construction and Operation of Nuclear Power Plants (2009)

United States

Power reactor security requirements (2009)

Amendment to NRC Regulations with regard to Aircraft Impact Assessment (2009)

Dose standard after 10 000 years for high level waste disposal at Yucca Mountain (2009)

Regulatory changes to implement the Additional Protocol to the US-IAEA Safeguards Agreement (2008)

Rule amending regulations for the protection of safeguards information (2009)



Radioactive Waste Management Act (2009)

International regulatory activities

European Atomic Energy Community

European Commission proposal for a Council Directive setting up a Community framework for nuclear safety (2008)

Update of the Nuclear Illustrative Programme in the context of the Second Strategic Energy Review (2008)

European Commission Recommendation on criteria for the export of radioactive waste and spent fuel to third countries (2008)

Communication on nuclear non-proliferation (2009)

International Atomic Energy Agency

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management – Third Review Meeting (2009)

Bilateral agreements

Bilateral agreements

News briefs

European Atomic Energy Community

Third plenary meeting of the European Nuclear Energy Forum (2008)

Meetings of the European High Level Group on Nuclear Safety and Waste Management (2009)

Launching public consultation on a proposal for new requirements on natural radiation sources in the Basic Safety Standards Directive

Last reviewed: 17 August 2011