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Law of Nuclear Energy, The
Law of Nuclear Energy, The
2nd Edition
Practice Area:  Energy Law
ISBN:  9780414055889
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Author:Helen Cook
Publication Date:  31 Dec 2017
Format:  Hardback
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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.

The text:
• 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

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