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1st Edition

Nuclear Energy Regulation, Risk and The Environment

ISBN 9780367585198
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

Analyzing the impact and benefits of nuclear energy on environment, this book examines nuclear treaties in relation to environmental protection, highlights legal framework on non-proliferation and denuclearization, explores treaties on nuclear safety and nuclear security, discusses legal regimes on management of nuclear wastes, assesses the third-party liability regime and discusses the role of IAEA, EURATOM and NEA in regulating nuclear energy. It explores nuclear energy in the context of climate change and sustainable development. This book also examines the international legal framework on notification, assistance and emergency preparedness in the event of nuclear accidents, considers legal aspects of decommissioning of nuclear power plants and main legislative trends on nuclear energy use in selected countries. It also addresses regulatory responses to nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima power plant nuclear accident in Japan.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



List of cases

List of Instruments

List of Statutes

Chapter 1

Nuclear Energy in Context

Chapter 2

Theoretical Relationship between International Nuclear Energy Law and Environmental Law

Chapter 3

Nuclear Accidents and their Environmental Effects

Chapter 4

Management of Nuclear Wastes

Chapter 5

Legal Regime on Safety and Security of Nuclear Installations

Chapter 6

Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations

Chapter 7

Legal Regime on Third Party Nuclear Liability

Chapter 8

Notification, Emergency Preparedness and Response to Nuclear Accident

Chapter 9

Institutional Framework on Regulation of Nuclear Energy

Chapter 10

Legislative Trends on Nuclear Energy and Environment in Selected Countries

Chapter 11

Review of Regulatory Responses to Fukushima Incident

Concluding Remarks




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Abdullah Al Faruque, Professor, Department of Law, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh