The July bulletin covers the following items:
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Radiological Impacts of Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Options
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Les incidences radiologiques des options de gestion du combustible usé
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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).
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 http://www.oecd-nea.org/general/policypapers.html.)
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 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.
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
NEA/EC "Gas Generation Workshop" was hosted in Reims, France, by ANDRA
and the University of Reims on
to 50 specialists from research centres, universities and national waste management
organisations attended... more
The NEA Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) met on 7-9 June and discussed its programme of work (http://www.oecd-nea.org/science/program.html) 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) (http://www.oecd-nea.org/science/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.
Dates and topics of forthcoming training courses can be found
Computer program services
A page giving the list of all new programs in the last 12 months can be found at http://www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/cpsnew.html.
New software packages available from the Data Bank
26-JUN-2000 NEA-1553 SINBAD-FUSION NEUTRONICS BENCHMARK EXPERIMENTS (Arrived) 22-JUN-2000 PSR-0405 SAPHIRE6.64 (Arrived) 21-JUN-2000 NEA-1561 CHEMENGL/CHIMISTE, CHEM & PHYS PROPERTIES OF ELEMENTS (Arrived) 20-JUN-2000 ESTS0219 TOUGH2,UNSATURATED GROUND_WATER & HEAT TRANSF (Now tested)
Instructions on retrieving material from the NEA may be found at http://www.oecd-nea.org/. Please note that scientific database access is only available to residents of OECD/NEA Data Bank member countries.
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