“Stephen Tromans' textbook ... is a valuable and authoritative exposition of a most complex and relevant area of law.
...those who are looking to constructively contribute to the nuclear debate could do no better than to start with reading this textbook. Tromans, the pre-eminent authority on nuclear law, has produced a masterful work which deserves to be both praised and utilised.” – Ryan T. Whelan,
Aberdeen Student Law Review, Volume 2
“This book is a tour de force, and timely too. It is both high level and detailed; witty and sobering; historical and contemporary. It deals with one of today's most pressing issues – the history, development and role of nuclear materials and power
This work gives an overview of the many interesting themes that form the background to nuclear law, and goes on to grapple with the detailed nuts and bolts of the applicable statutory, regulatory and diplomatic framework.
This masterly text addresses the issues in a straightforward and intelligible way...it is an important work that anyone intending to engage meaningfully in one of the most important debates of our times will wish to consult.
This is not a dry legal textbook (though it covers the complex law in detail). Nor is it a scientific treatise (though it covers nuclear research from the early explorations of the atom). Nor it is an opus on international relations (although it covers the Treaty on Strategic Arms reduction, and allied matters). Instead, this book pulls these variegated threads together into a comprehensive and comprehensible whole, and makes sense of what is inherently a complex and challenging mosaic.
There are serious issues to be addressed. Read this book and you will know why, what the issues are, and be able to enter the debate.” – Dr Robert Gaitskell,
Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence
“The second edition...offers a comprehensive, detailed, and up-to-date coverage of the policy and legal frameworks applicable to nuclear installations and nuclear substances.
The book ... offers the readers a practical guide to the subject matter.
This is, indeed, a unique book, written by an eminent practicing lawyer, and a leading expert in the field of Nuclear Law. It will, no doubt, be highly valued by those involved in nuclear policy development, practicing lawyers, regulators, the Civil Society (NGOs), and other stakeholders.” – Dr Bahram Ghiassee,
Nuclear Future, 6(4)
“Stephen Tromans is widely recongised as an environmental law expert, particularly in the fields of energy and natural resources.
The book will appeal to a wider group than just lawyers. Like the sector it describes, it is multi-faceted with multiple layers of appeal to numerous professional and nuclear-interest groups.
The book is logically structured and provides an extensive overview of the subject, with its intersecting themes carefully illustrated. Given the complexity of the subject, the book is easily navigable, the text clear and accessible. The chapters are clearly defined around broad key themes and then broken down into manageable sections, giving the reader the ability to dip in and out with ease.
[The] author [has a] thorough understanding of the sector and skill at turning complex material into easily digestible chunks of information which creates [the] impression of order and simplicity.
For those with an interest in nuclear law, this book provides an excellent source of information, and is highly recommended.” – Gareth Davies,
Nuclear Connect – Journal for the Nuclear Industry Association
“This comprehensive depiction and analysis of the legal framework governing nuclear activities is both timely and useful to practitioners working in the realm of nuclear law.
Although its main focus is on Britain's legislation, the book will be of interest to readers outside the United Kingdom.
This book is of interest to a wide scope of addressees: to legal experts working in the field, it serves as a referenced book for the reading of selective chapters; young professionals and students studying nuclear law for the first time may use it as a textbook in which they can find explanatory notes, a description of both content and implications as well as summaries of important case law with may references for further research.
The author should be commended for beginning each chapter with very rich historical, technical and factual information on the various subject matters covered. This facilitates the understanding of complex legal issues.” – Selma Kus,
International Energy Law Review, Issue 6
“One of the work's particular strengths – and the thing which more than any other makes this difficult and in many respects highly technical area accessible to the non-specialist reader – is its use of a contextual approach.
Throughout, the coverage is lucid, readable and authoritative. The author's achievement in managing to deal with equal comfort with topics as diverse as the siting criteria for new-build nuclear power plants and the international measures in place to combat nuclear terrorism is a remarkable one. This is an excellent work on an important, complex and broad-ranging topic, and indispensible reading for anyone having an interest in energy and / or environmental law.” – Greg Gordon,
Environmental Liability, Volume 18, Issue 5