Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

July 2000

Covers new material for June 2000

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The July bulletin covers the following items:

New publications
General information
Nuclear development
Nuclear safety
Radiation protection

Radioactive waste management

Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

Publications on sale can be ordered at

Radiological Impacts of Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Options
ISBN 92-64-17657-8
Price: FF215, US$32, DM64, £20, ¥3400
124 pages.

Disponible également en français :
Les incidences radiologiques des options de gestion du combustible usé

ISBN 92-64-27657-2
Prix : FF215, US$32, DM64, £20, ¥3400
128 pages.

Free publications
are available at Paper copies may be requested by sending an e-mail to

Annual Report 1999: Twenty-eighth Annual Report of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
40 pages (1.3 Mo).

Disponible également en français :
Rapport annuel 1999 : Vingt-huitième Rapport annuel de l'Agence de l'OCDE pour l'énergie nucléaire
40 pages (1.6 Mo).

Nuclear Education and Training: Cause for Concern? A Summary Report
38 pages (407 Ko).

General information

The NEA has launched a new section on its web site entitled "NEA Policy Papers". Readers will find a selection of short, policy-oriented reports on various subjects related to the work of the Agency.
(For text-only subscribers, see


Nuclear development

The international workshop on "Plant Life Management in a Changing Business World" was held in Washington, DC on 26-27 June. The meeting, hosted by the US Department of Energy (USDOE), was attended by some 50 participants from 12 Member countries, the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the European Commission (EC)... more

Nuclear safety

Regular features

Nuclear safety news

The first meeting of the Special Expert Group on Fuel Safety Margins – established in order to address cross-cutting issues related to fuel behaviour in accident conditions – took place at NEA headquarters on 21-23 June... more

The Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities met for its annual special issues meeting on 19-20 June. The topic for this year was "Life Extension and Upgrading of Nuclear Power Plants". Senior regulators reviewed and discussed the results of a survey on this subject. A final report will be prepared and issued later this year.

Radiation protection

The new NEA report entitled Radiological Impacts of Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Options was presented at the annual meeting of the OSPAR Commission on 26-30 June in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Commission expressed its gratitude to the NEA for a very good, comprehensive and authoritative study on this complex issue... more

Radioactive waste management

The NEA/EC "Gas Generation Workshop" was hosted in Reims, France, by ANDRA and the University of Reims on 26-28 June. Close to 50 specialists from research centres, universities and national waste management organisations attended... more

Nuclear science

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) met on 7-9 June and discussed its programme of work ( in the areas of nuclear science and Data Bank services. An in-depth discussion on the preservation of integral experimental data was held at the meeting and the NSC confirmed its intention to actively pursue this project to identify, document and store the data in public databases at the NEA Data Bank.

The Working Party on International Nuclear Data Evaluation Co-operation (WPEC) ( met in Japan on 20-21 June. The status of the participating evaluation projects, as well as the ongoing experimental activities worldwide, was reviewed. A new subgroup on neutron activation data was created.

Data Bank

Dates and topics of forthcoming training courses can be found at

Computer program services

A page giving the list of all new programs in the last 12 months can be found at

New software packages available from the Data Bank

22-JUN-2000 PSR-0405 SAPHIRE6.64 (Arrived)

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