Nuclear Law Bulletin

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Annual
ISSN :
1609-7378 (online)
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0304-341X (print)
DOI :
10.1787/16097378
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Published twice a year, the Nuclear Law Bulletin covers legislative developments in almost 60 countries around the world as well as reporting on relevant jurisprudence and administrative decisions, bilateral and international agreements and regulatory activities of international organisations.

Each issue typically includes the following sections: Articles, Case Law, National Legislative and Regulatory Activities, International Regulatory Activities, Agreements, News Briefs, and a Supplement.

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Volume 2012, Issue 2 You do not have access to this content

Publication Date :
25 Mar 2013
DOI :
10.1787/nuclear_law-v2012-2-en
Also available in: French

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A common high standard for nuclear power plant exports
George Perkovich, Brian Radzinsky
At this time, there is no overarching global framework to regulate the development of the nuclear power industry. Laws concerning the export of nuclear technology vary across jurisdictions, and politically-binding arrangements such as the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) help ensure that weapons-usable or dual-use technologies are not exported, but no single international regime or agreement manages the gamut of potential risks that may arise from the export of civilian nuclear power plants.
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The MCP Altona incident
Jacques Lavoie
On 23 December 2010, a cargo ship carrying 350 000 kilograms (kg) of uranium ore concentrates (U3O8) belonging to the Canadian resource corporation Cameco left Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and encountered severe weather conditions between Hawaii and the Midway Islands in international waters en route to Zhanjiang, People’s Republic of China (PRC). The ship, the MCP Altona, suffered some damage to its hull but was able to continue to operate through the storm. Once the sea had calmed, the crew noticed that some of the containers on the ship had shifted and had been damaged. The captain, however, was unable to secure the necessary authorizations to obtain safe harbour in the area as there were no signs of immediate risk to the health and safety of the ship’s crew. On Cameco's recommendation, the ship returned to British Columbia.
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Conflict of law issues related to Switzerland's participation in the Paris Nuclear Third Party Liability Regime
Michael Waldner
In spite of the active role Switzerland played during the negotiation process of the Paris Convention, it only recently ratified the Convention including all its amending Protocols. The whole Paris regime will become binding for Switzerland only upon entry into force of the Protocols of 2004. Concurrently, the Federal Council will put into force a revised Swiss Nuclear Liability Act and ratify the Joint Protocol. Being a party to the Paris regime and the Joint Protocol, Switzerland will be in treaty relationships with Paris states and with Vienna states which are party to the Joint Protocol.
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The impact of the Additional Protocol and Strengthened Safeguards
Benjamin Katzenberg
The paper was prepared on the basis of interviews conducted by the author with former and current staff members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) who were involved in the development of the Model Additional Protocol (INFCIRC/540) or who currently participate in activities related to the implementation of Additional Protocols. It is also based on publicly available information provided by representatives of member states at IAEA symposia or workshops in connection with the implementation of their Additional Protocols.
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Case law
OECD

France
Administrative Court of Appeal of Lyon, 19 June 2012, Judgements Nos. 12LY00233 and 12LY00290 regarding EDF’s permit to construct a waste conditioning and storage facility (ICEDA) in the town of Saint-Vulbas

Germany
Request for arbitration against Germany at the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) because of Germany’s legislation leading to the phase-out of nuclear energy

India
Cases related to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP)

Switzerland
Judgement of the Federal Administrative Court in the matter of Balmer-Schafroth a.o.v. BKW FMB Energy Inc. on the revocation of the operating licence for the Mühleberg nuclear power plant

United States
Judgement of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacating the NRC’s 2010 Waste Confidence Decision and Rule Update

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National legislative and regulatory activities
OECD
Armenia
Nuclear safety and radiological protection
Brazil
General legislation
Canada
Environmental protection
France
Radioactive waste management
Georgia
Nuclear safety and radiological protection
Greece
Nuclear safety
Emergency preparedness and response
India
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure
Liability and compensation
Ireland
Nuclear safety and radiological protection
Japan
Nuclear Regulation Authority Act
Lithuania
General legislation
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure
Nuclear security
Radioactive waste management
Switzerland
General legislation
Ukraine
Radioactive waste management
General legislation
United Arab Emirates
General legislation
Liability and compensation
United States
Nuclear safety
Emergency preparedness
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Intergovernmental organisation activities
OECD
European Atomic Energy Community
Proposed legislative instruments
Adopted legislative instruments
Non-legislative instruments
Other activities
International Atomic Energy Agency
IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
The Russian Federation to join the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
Participation by the regulatory authorities of India and the United Arab Emirates in the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP)
NEA International Workshop on Crisis Communication, 9-10 May 2012
International School of Nuclear Law: 2013
Next NEA International Nuclear Law Essentials Course
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Multilateral agreements
OECD

This article describes the status of multilateral agreements in the field of nuclear energy as of December 2012.

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Documents and legal texts
OECD

Canada
Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012
Japan
Act for Establishment of a Nuclear Regulation Authority (Act No. 47 of 2012)
Nuclear Power Plant Exporters’ Principles of Conduct
International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX)

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