Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for February 2002


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The March bulletin covers the following items:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Radiation protection
Data Bank

New publications

Publications on sale can be ordered at the OECD bookshop:

Better Integration of Radiation Protection in Modern Society
ISBN 92-64-19694-3, €60, US$54, £37, ¥6050. 280 pages.

Environmental Remediation of Uranium Production Facilities
A Joint NEA/IAEA Report, ISBN 92-64-19509-2, €70, US$63, £43, ¥7050. 350 pages.

Disponible également en français :
Réaménagement de l'environnement des sites de production d'uranium
Rapport établi conjointement par l'AEN et l'AIEA
ISBN 92-64-29509-7, €70, US$63, £43, ¥7050. 380 pages.

Fission Gas Behaviour in Water Reactor Fuels
ISBN 92-64-19715-X, €120, US$107, £74, ¥12 100. 564 pages.

Radionuclide Retention in Geologic Media - GEOTRAP 5
ISBN 92-64-19695-1, €55, US$49, £34, ¥5550. 272 pages.


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

An International Peer Review of the Yucca Mountain Project
ISBN 92-64-18477-5. 100 pages (3.7 mb)

Comparison Calculations for an Accelerator-driven Minor Actinide Burner
ISBN 92-64-18478-3. 200 pages (1.2 mb).

GEOTRAP: Radionuclide Migration in Geologic Heterogeneous Media
Summary of Accomplishments
ISBN 92-64-18479-1. 52 pages (216 kb).

ISOE - Information System on Occupational Exposure
Ten Years of Experience
ISBN 92-64-18480-5. 40 pages (140 kb).

Reversibility and Retrievability in Geologic Disposal of Radioactive Waste
ISBN 92-64-18471-6. 52 pages (212 kb).

Disponible également en français :
La réversibilité et la récupérabilité dans la gestion des déchets radioactifs
ISBN 92-64-28471-0. 54 pages (296 kb).

Nuclear safety

Designers, utility executives, regulators and researchers from eighteen countries and four international organisations met in Paris on 18-20 February 2002 to identify safety issues of importance for advanced nuclear reactors, outline possible paths to resolve them, and define necessary research in this respect. More information is available at

Regular features

Radiation protection

At an international forum held on 12-14 February 2002 in Sicily, Italy, the NEA together with the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), initiated an international process for the development of a new, broad-ranging policy on radiological protection of the environment. More information is available at

Data Bank

Computer program services

A page listing all new programs in the last 12 months can be found at Detailed news concerning the computer program service is available at:


New software packages available from the Data Bank

  19-FEB-2002 NEA-1642 ZZ-ORLIBJ32, Data Libraries for ORIGEN2 code based on JENDL-3.2 (Now tested)
  13-FEB-2002 NEA-1657 ANL-BPB, Argonne National Laboratory Code Center Benchmark Problem Book (Arrived)
  13-FEB-2002 PSR-0158 SAMMY, Resonance Parameters from Experimental Neutron Cross Section by R-Matrix Theory (Arrived)

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