This book is a practical guide to the international, EC, and UK law applying to the various uses of nuclear energy and radioactive substances. The first edition - published by Sweet and Maxwell in 1997 - was very well received. Given the renaissance of interest in nuclear power in the UK and worldwide, this new, updated, and much expanded second edition is timely. It covers the law relating to the permitting and operation of nuclear power stations, the decommissioning and clean-up of former nuclear facilities, radiological protection, the management of radioactive waste and spent fuel, liability and insurance, and the security and transport of radioactive materials. Readers will find a clear framework explaining the development and application of nuclear law, and how domestic law is based on and influenced by international and European requirements and by its historical context. In the commercial context, the chapters that deal specifically with new construction and decommissioning will be vital reading. Written by Stephen Tromans, one of the leading environmental law experts who has published widely in this field, the book will be of interest to environmental law practitioners, NGO's, and academics.
Publication Date: 3/12/2010