Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 92

Complete issue


Uranium mining and production: A legal perspective on regulating an important resource by Lisa Thiele

Turkish nuclear legislation: Developments for a nuclear newcomer by Erinç Ercan and Horst Schneider

Nuclear law and environmental law in the licensing of nuclear installations by Christian Raetzke

Case law


Conseil d'État decision, 28 June 2013, refusing to suspend operation of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant

Slovak Republic

New developments including the Supreme Court's judgment in a matter involving Greenpeace Slovakia's claims regarding the Mochovce nuclear power plant


Judgment of the Federal Supreme Court in the matter of the Département fédéral de l'environnement, des transports, de l'énergie et de la communication (DETEC) against Ursula Balmer-Schafroth and others on consideration of admissibility of a request to withdraw the operating licence for the Mühleberg nuclear power plant

United States

Judgment of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granting petition for writ of mandamus ordering US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to resume Yucca Mountain licensing

Judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit invalidating two Vermont statutes as pre-empted by the Atomic Energy Act

Judgment of the NRC on transferring Shieldalloy site to New Jersey's jurisdiction

National legislative and regulatory activities


Nuclear safety


Nuclear safety and radiation protection



Nuclear security

Liability and compensation


Radioactive waste management

International co-operation


Radioactive waste management


Management of spent fuel and radioactive waste


Transport of radioactive material


Nuclear safety and radiological protection


Nuclear safety and radiological protection

Radioactive waste management

General legislation


General legislation

Slovak Republic

General legislation


Nuclear safety and radiological protection


International co-operation

United States

Issuance of Proposed Waste Confidence Rule and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for public comment

Issuance of Final Rule Updating Part 51 and Final License Renewal Generic Environmental Impact Statement Update

Inflation adjustment to the Price-Anderson Act Financial Protection Regulations


Nuclear safety and radiological protection

Intergovernmental organisation activities

European Atomic Energy Community

Proposed legislative instruments

Adopted legislative instruments

Non-legislative instruments

International relations

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety

Convention on Nuclear Safety

Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

Legislative assistance activities

IAEA Treaty Event

Nuclear Law Institute

Workshop for diplomats on nuclear law

Publication of International Law Series No.5

International Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts

57th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference

OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Joint Declaration on Co-operation signed with the China Atomic Energy Authority

Benchmark Study of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

New report – The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: OECD/NEA Nuclear Safety Response and Lessons Learnt

NEA holds workshop on nuclear regulatory approaches

14th Regular Meeting of the Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC)

Multilateral agreements

Documents and legal texts

Russian Federation

Federal Law No.170 of 21 November 1995 on the use of atomic energy


Act for Establishment of a Nuclear Regulation Authority (Act No. 47 of 2012)


Third Supplement to Interim Guidelines on Determination of the Scope of Nuclear Damage resulting from the Accident at the Tokyo Electric Power Company Fukushima Daiichi and Daini Nuclear Power Plants (concerning Damages related to Rumour-Related Damage in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery and Food Industries)

France and the United States

Joint Statement on Liability for Nuclear Damage

Franco-Russian Nuclear Power Declaration

News briefs

ENSRENG ational Action Plans Workshop, 22-26 April 2013, Brussels

24th Plenary meeting of ENSREG – 28 May 2013, Luxembourg

8th Plenary meeting of the European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF), 30-31 May 2013, Prague

Nuclear Safety in Europe, 2nd Regulatory Conference, 11-12 June 2013, Brussels

Nuclear Transparency Watch (NTW) initiated in European Parliament on 7 November 2013

International Nuclear Law Association Congress

Next session of the World Nuclear University Summer Institute 5 July-16 August 2014

Recent publications

List of correspondents to the Nuclear Law Bulletin

Last reviewed: 11 April 2014