Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 85

Complete issue


The Momentum of the European Directive on Nuclear Safety – From the Complexity of Nuclear Safety to Key Messages Addressed to European Citizens by Yvan Pouleur and Petr Krs

The Independence of the Nuclear Regulator, Notes from the Canadian Experience by Brenda MacKenzie

Nuclear Renaissance in Italy – Maintaining Momentum by Fabrizio Iaccarino

The Temelín-Judgement of the European Court of Justice by Wolf-Georg Schärf

Case law


Constitutional Court ruling on nuclear taxes (2010)


Federal Court ruling on partial licence for works at Angra III (2009)


Federal Court decision respecting intellectual property and trade mark infringement action: Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. v Areva NP Canada Ltd (2009)

United States

Judgement of a U.S. Court of Appeals on consideration of the environmental impacts of the risk of spent fuel pool fires (2009)

Judgement of a U.S. Court of Appeals on a licence to perform in situ leach uranium mining (2010)

National legislative and regulatory activities


Amendments to laws on the use of atomic energy (2009)

Criminal law on acts concerning the use of radioactive sources and administrative law for non-criminal violations of radiation safety requirements (2009)


Law on activities in the nuclear and radiation field (2010)


Decree establishing a Committee on industrial co-ordination of radioactive waste (2010)

Law on the recognition and indemnification of victims of nuclear tests conducted by France (2010)


Tenth Amendment to the Atomic Energy Act (2010)

Act on Environmental Impact Assessment (2009)

Radiation Protection Commission (2009)

Act on the Protection against Non-ionizing Radiation (2009)

International transport of dangerous goods by road (2009)


Order to amend Regulations on Active Implantable Medical Devices (2010)

Amendment to Medical Devices Regulations (2010)


Decree setting out rules for the siting, construction and operation of nuclear installations (2010)


Law on the reorganisation of public authorities (2009)

Government Decision on the reorganisation of electric power producers (2010)

Slovak Republic

Amendment of the Atomic Act (2009)


Law regulating limited investment companies quoted on the real estate market (2009)


Overview of recent amendments to laws in the field of nuclear energy (2009)



Decree setting out rules for the siting, construction and operation of nuclear installations (2010)

International regulatory activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty (2009)

Amendment to Council Regulation on the conditions governing imports of agricultural products originating in third countries following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station (2009)

International Atomic Energy Agency

Open-ended Meeting of Technical and Legal Experts for Sharing of Information on States' Implementation of the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and its Supplementary Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources (2010)

Bilateral agreements

Bibliography and news briefs

NEA – Publication dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the International School of Nuclear Law (2010)

Nuclear Law by Stephen Tromans (2010)

European Atomic Energy Community

International Symposium on Non-Medical Imaging Exposures (2009)

International Conference on Modern Radiotherapy: Advances and Challenges in Radiation Protection of the Patients (2009)

European Nuclear Energy Leadership Academy

Founding agreement on the establishment of ENELA (2010)

International Atomic Energy Agency

International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (2010)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

International Conference on Access to Civil Nuclear Energy (2010)

List of correspondents

Last reviewed: 23 February 2012