The United Nations/International Conference on Harmonised Industrial Standards for Nuclear Power is a great place to start, but the rest of the world is looking at us and has to change their laws and regulations so they are actually more responsible. Our laws don’t really require us to be like the rest of the world. They don’t actually force us to be responsible for our actions.
One of the reasons the International Conference is such a good place to start is because it gives the nuclear power industry some much needed guidance on how to work in the nuclear industry. Its hard to get a law passed in the United States that covers the safety and security of nuclear power plants without the nuclear industry giving it their best shot. Unfortunately, this year the nuclear industry did not.
Nuclear power is a dirty industry. Nuclear power plants are dirty. The fact that the International Conference was held in Chicago and that the Chicago Journal of International Law was published there is proof of that. The Chicago Journal of International Law is a peer-reviewed publication that provides a comprehensive overview of the legal issues involved in international law and the nuclear industry. It is published by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Nuclear Energy Institute and is an excellent source of information on nuclear plants and their operations and security.
In addition to the journal, I’d like to thank Josh Firth for his time on the Internet and for his advice and guidance on how to use the Internet.