Nuclear Law Bulletin

Nuclear Energy Agency

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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Case law

Nuclear Energy Agency


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

New developments in the matter involving Greenpeace’s demands for information under the Freedom of Information Act


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

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