Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for April 2001


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The May bulletin covers the following items:

New publications
Nuclear development
Nuclear safety
Radioactive waste management
Nuclear science
Data Bank


New publications

Publications on sale can be ordered at the OECD bookshop: http://www.oecd.org/bookshop/.

Gas Generation and Migration in Radioactive Waste Disposal: Safety-relevant Issues
Workshop Proceedings, Reims, France, 26-28 June 2000
ISBN 92-64-18672-7. Price: € 45.00, FF295, US$39, DM88, £27, ¥4 300. 190 pages.

Using Thermodynamic Sorption Models for Guiding Radioelement Distribution Coefficient (KD) Investigations
A Status Report
ISBN 92-64-18679-4. Price: € 50.00, FF328, US$45, DM98, £31, ¥4 300. 192 pages.

Free publications are available at http://www.oecd-nea.org/pub/webpubs/. Paper copies may be requested by sending an e-mail to nea@oecd-nea.org.

Assuring Future Nuclear Safety Competencies
ISBN 92-64-18462-7. 58 pages (238 kb).

Experience from International Nuclear Emergency Exercises
ISBN 92-64-18464-3. 40 pages (148 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Enseignements des exercices internationaux d’urgence nucléaire
Exercices de la série INEX 2
ISBN 92-64-28464-8. 40 pages (210 ko).

Nuclear Safety Research in OECD Countries: Summary Report of Major Facilities and Programmes at Risk
ISBN 92-4-18463-5. 60 pages (212 kb).


Nuclear development

The NEA is organising a joint workshop with the International Energy Agency on externalities and energy policy making. The workshop will be held on 15-16 November 2001 at IEA Headquarters, Paris (France). The overall objective of the workshop is to discuss the following issues:

Chaired by Dr. David Pearce (CSERGE, University College London, United Kingdom), the workshop will be opened by Robert Priddle, IEA Executive Director and Luis Echávarri, NEA Director-General. Anticipated participants include policy makers from governmental agencies and the industry, experts in the field of external cost evaluation, and other stakeholders (e.g. NGOs). Workshop participation is free of charge and open to representatives of OECD Member countries nominated by delegates of their respective countries in IEA or NEA Committees. For more information, contact Evelyne Bertel, NEA Nuclear Development Division (bertel@nea.fr).


Nuclear safety

Nuclear safety news

Several new books were published this month. See new publications for details.

Regular features

Radioactive waste management

The Co-operative Programme for the Exchange of Scientific and Technical Information Concerning Nuclear Installation Decommissioning Projects (CPD) met at the end of April. The Liaison Committee - which manages the CPD as a Joint Project under the auspices of the RWMC - agreed unanimously on the value of continuing the CPD, and put in place a self-financing mechanism through the participating decommissioning projects. The CPD also agreed to develop a series of position papers from the viewpoint of the decommissioning industry. These will contribute to discussions within the broader NEA decommissioning initiatives.


Nuclear science

The Working Party on International Nuclear Data Evaluation Co-operation (WPEC) met in Santa Fe, USA on 12-13 April 2001. The Working Party decided to develop an interactive version of the High Priority Request List for Nuclear Data and to make it available through the NEA website. Two reports, one on delayed neutron data and the other on fission product inelastic scattering, were approved for publication. These will be available in mid-2001. A new subgroup on fission-product cross-section data was established.


Data Bank

Nuclear data services

A joint CEA/NEA/CFDN/GEDEON Seminar on Nuclear Data will be held in Aix-en-Provence, France, on 14-18 May 2001. On 14 May a workshop on the Evaluation of Uncertainties for Reactor Needs will be held. A meeting for measurement specialists will take place in parallel with an NJOY Workshop/Users' Meeting on 15 May. Over the final three days the JEFF Working Party on Nuclear Data Evaluation, Processing and Benchmarking will hold its meetings. The usual sub-groups (decay data, fission product cross sections and intermediate energy data) will hold sessions on 16 May. The EFF/EAF Monitor Group will meet in a parallel session on 17 May with a final joint session the morning of 18 May. Further information on the schedule and registration details is available at http://www.oecd-nea.org/dbdata.

Computer program services

A page listing 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-APR-2001 NEA-1195 CASKET, Thermal & Structural Analyses for Transport & Storage Cask (Arrived)
25-APR-2001 NEA-1641 SONATINA (Arrived)
24-APR-2001 NEA-1166 MCVIEW,3-D RADN VIEW-FACTOR BY M-C (Arrived)
20-APR-2001 CCC-0705 MCNPX, MC N-Particle Transp. Code System for Multiparticle & High Energy App
12-APR-2001 PSR-0156 PAPIN, X-Sec,Self-Shielding Factors For Fertile Isotopes In Unresolved Reg (Now tested)
12-APR-2001 NEA-1339 PEPIN, fission products concentrations, activities, spectra, residual heat (Now tested)
12-APR-2001 CCC-0508 RADTRAN3,RADIOACTIVE MAT TRANSP RISK (Now tested)
12-APR-2001 NESC0184 THERMOS-ANL,1-D INTEGRAL_TRANSP FOR N_SPECTRA,SLAB,CYL GEOM,ISOTR_SCAT (Now tested)
12-APR-2001 NEA-0628 THERMOS-OTA,THERM N_FLUX BY TRANSP EQU WITH VACUUM & ANISOTR_SCAT CORR (Now tested)
12-APR-2001 NEA-0043 THERMOS,SPACE-DEP THERM_FLUX WITH ISOTR_SCAT IN 1-D SLAB OR CYL CELL (Now tested)
12-APR-2001 NEA-0204 SASSI,TOT & DIFF ELAST & INELAST N_X-SEC BY H-F WITH SPIN-ORBIT_COUPLING (Now tested)
11-APR-2001 CCC-0156 MECC-7, Medium-Energy Intranuclear Cascade Code System (Now tested)
10-APR-2001 NEA-1398 ZZ 3DLWRCT, 3D LWR Rod Ejection & Rod Withdrawal Benchmarks (Arrived)

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