A forgotten law and policy issue as independence looms: nuclear waste management in Scotland

Raphael Heffron, Michael Allen, Darren McCauley

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Abstract

The United Kingdom has a unique constitutional landscape in comparison to any other nuclear state. Due to devolution within the UK the current pro-nuclear policy faces a challenge not previously encountered. Competence to legislate in certain areas is now shared with the Scottish government and regional assemblies in Wales and Northern Ireland. The issue of nuclear waste management raises particular problems for Scotland with the vote for Scottish independence looming.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-415
Number of pages5
JournalEdinburgh Law Review
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Environment
  • Constitutional law
  • Devolution
  • Radioactive waste
  • Scotland
  • Waste managment

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