Nuclear Law Bulletin

Nuclear Energy Agency

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1609-7378 (online)
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0304-341X (print)
http://dx.doi.org/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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The post-Fukushima Daiichi response: The role of the Convention on Nuclear Safety in strengthening the legal framework for nuclear safety
Peri Lynne Johnson

The accident at the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (hereinafter the Fukushima Daiichi accident) on 11 March 2011 brought nuclear safety to the forefront of global attention.

  20 Sep 2013
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Adequate protection after the Fukushima Daiichi accident
William C. Ostendorff, Kimberly A. Sexton

The tragic accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) will long be seen as a seminal event in the history of commercial nuclear power. Within the United States, not since the accident at Three Mile Island in 1979 has the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) been confronted with as many important issues, so central to the core of its mission, as have arisen following the Fukushima Daiichi accident. While much of the agency’s attention has rightfully been on the technical merits of the NRC’s Near-Term Task Force (NTTF)1 Report recommendations, the long-term regulatory implications of our post-Fukushima Daiichi actions have not always received similar scrutiny. Now that sufficient time has passed, I believe it is appropriate to take a step back and at a high level see what impact implementation of all these actions will have on our regulatory framework and our approach to adequate protection.

 

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  20 Sep 2013
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Safer nuclear energy through a higher degree of internationalisation?
Norbert Pelzer

On 11 March 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident occurred.1 In responding to this accident, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 30 March 2011, with broad support by the IAEA Member States, called for a Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety which took place in Vienna from 20–24 June 2011.2 On 20 June 2011, the Conference adopted a Declaration on Nuclear Safety, which, inter alia, expresses sympathy and solidarity with Japan and emphasises "the importance of implementing enhanced national and international measures to ensure that the highest and most robust levels of nuclear safety are in place, based on the IAEA safety standards, which should be continuously reviewed, strengthened and implemented as broadly and effectively as possible and commit to increase bilateral, regional and international cooperation to that effect."3 The declaration furthermore requested the Director General of the IAEA to prepare a report and to draft an action plan building on the declaration and on the outcome of the ministerial conference.

  20 Sep 2013
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Special report on the Second Annual Meeting of the Nuclear Law Association
OECD

The Second Annual Meeting of the Nuclear Law Association, India (NLA India) was held on 2 March 2013 in Mumbai. The theme of this year’s meeting was: "India’s Nuclear Energy Sector: Business Opportunities and Legal Challenges".

  20 Sep 2013
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Case law
OECD

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

France
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

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

Switzerland
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

  20 Sep 2013
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National legislative and regulatory activities
OECD

Armenia
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure

France
Licensing and regulatory infrastructure
Nuclear security Nuclear safety and radiological protection
International co-operation

Germany
General legislation
Radiation protection
Nuclear Safety
Transport of radioactive material
Regulations on nuclear trade (including non-proliferation)

Greece
International co-operation
Nuclear safety and radiological protection

Moldova
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"

  20 Sep 2013
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Intergovernmental organisation activities
OECD

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"

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Documents and legal texts
OECD

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

India
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

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