The Law of Nuclear Energy 2nd ed
To be Published: April 2018
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Whatever area in which you work – development, finance or research – this essential text can help you understand the ins and outs of The Law of Nuclear Energy.
Part 1: Offers a comprehensive overview of nuclear law and nuclear power projects, providing a foundation upon which countries can establish or develop legislative frameworks and regulate nuclear power projects.
Part 2: Covers the development of nuclear power projects, providing, amongst other things, guidance on producing a tender document evaluating tenders, a review of the key provisions of a nuclear construction contract and an introduction to nuclear finance. It also has chapters covering the front and back end of the nuclear fuel cycle.
Part 3: Discusses small modular nuclear reactors (“SMRs”) and future issues in international nuclear energy law.
- Overviews the legal aspects of establishing a nuclear power programme
- Discusses how to properly implement the obligations contained in the international conventions at a national level
- Describes the primary components of national nuclear law and regulation, including licensing and permitting
- Examines key areas of nuclear law, such as nuclear liability, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear safety and nuclear security
- Considers how to develop nuclear power plant tenders and evaluate proposals
- Describes different types of construction contracts and primary clauses, including dispute management and avoidance
- Introduces nuclear finance and overviews nuclear power project risks and risk allocation
- Describes the nuclear fuel cycle and discusses both the front and back ends of the cycle
- Focuses on small modular nuclear reactors and their potential benefits and legal challenges
The 2nd edition has been updated throughout and features new chapters on:
- Nuclear energy for policy makers, including in the context of climate change and sustainable development
- Nuclear liability
- Nuclear waste management, disposal and reprocessing