Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 91

Complete issue


The post-Fukushima Daiichi response: The role of the Convention on Nuclear Safety in strengthening the legal framework for nuclear safety by Peri Lynne Johnson

Adequate protection after the Fukushima Daiichi accident: A constant in a world of change by Commissioner William C. Ostendorff and Kimberly A. Sexton

Safer nuclear energy through a higher degree of internationalisation? International involvement versus national sovereignty by Norbert Pelzer

Special report on the Second Annual Meeting of the Nuclear Law Association, "India's nuclear energy sector: Business opportunities and legal challenges", 2 March 2013, Mumbai, India

Case law


Judicial review of Ontario Power Generation's Darlington new nuclear power plant project licence to prepare site


Court of Appeal of Toulouse, 3 December 2012, Judgement No. 1200867, Golfech – Prosecution for accidental spillage of radioactive effluents

Court of Cassation, Criminal Chamber, 20 November 2012, Decision No. 11-87531


Ruling from India's Supreme Court in a public interest litigation regarding Kundankulam


Unlimited-duration operating licence granted to the Mühleberg nuclear power plant

United States

Judgment of the Court of Appeals for the first circuit upholding NRC's consideration of wind power as alternative to relicensing under NEPA

Judgment of the Court of Appeals for the second circuit upholding NRC's authority to issue exemptions and remanding for consideration of public participation in preparation of environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact

Judgment of the Court of Appeals for the first circuit upholding NRC's decision not to reopen or suspend Pilgrim relicensing proceeding

Judgment of the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Vacating the NRC's Transfer of Authority to State of New Jersey over Cleanup of Manufacturing Site

Judgment of the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Upholding the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)'s Issuance of Combined Operating Licence and Amended Design Certification

National legislative and regulatory activities


Licensing and regulatory infrastructure


Licensing and regulatory infrastructure

Nuclear security

Nuclear safety and radiological protection

International co-operation


General legislation

Radiation protection

Nuclear Safety

Transport of radioactive material

Regulations on nuclear trade (including non-proliferation)


International co-operation

Nuclear safety and radiological protection


General legislation

United States

Issuance of the "Strategy for the Management and Disposal of Used Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste"

Ongoing activities

Physical protection of byproduct material final rulemaking

Update on the NRC's response to the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear site regarding filtered vents and consideration of economic consequences

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Non-legislative instruments

Other activities

International Atomic Energy Agency

Convention on Nuclear Safety

Joint Convention

Working Group of Experienced Officers of the CNS and the Joint Convention

International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability

Legislative assistance activities

Handbook on Nuclear Law – Volume III

Workshops for diplomats on nuclear law

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Russian Federation joins the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Documents and legal texts

United Arab Emirates

Federal Law by Decree No. 4 of 2012 concerning civil liability for nuclear damage


The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act 2010

Republic of Moldova

Law No. 132 of 08.06.2012 on the safe conduct of nuclear and radiological activities

News briefs

The 2013 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference, 8-9 April 2013, Washington DC

Recent publications

List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin

Last reviewed: 28 April 2014