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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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Facing the challenge of nuclear mass tort processing

Nuclear Energy Agency

There is ample literature and other material available to describe the detrimental effects and far-reaching consequences of major nuclear incidents.1 Their potential magnitude became evident in particular through the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident2 and the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) accident.3 It is obvious that after a major nuclear accident, hundreds of thousands of people may suffer damage and thus may emerge to claim compensation for such damage.

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