• Nuclear law is the law which is related to the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.
  • The term nuclear law is defined as “The body of special legal norms created to regulate the conduct of legal or natural persons engaged in activities related to fissionable materials, ionizing radiation and exposure to natural sources of radiation.”
  • As envisaged by International Atomic Energy Agency, the provisions of Law in the Indian Legal system regarding atomic energy are found at four different levels: (1) Constitutional Level  (2) Statutory Level (3) Regulations or Delegated Legislation (4) Non- Mandatory Guidance Instruments.
  • The Atomic Energy Act in India was passed in both the houses of Parliament and received the assent of the President of India on 15th September, 1962 for the development, control and use of atomic energy for the welfare of the people of India and for other peaceful purposes.
  • The Indian Law on Atomic Energy i.e. The Atomic Energy Law, 1962 deals with the health issues as well as safety, security and environment.



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