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on the Three-dimensional VENUS-2 MOX Core Measurements
ISBN 92-64-02160-4. 204 pages (3.8 mb).
Technical Opinion Papers No. 4
Human Reliability Analysis in Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants
ISBN 92-64-02157-4. 16 pages (70 kb).
Disponible également en français :
Avis techniques du CSIN n° 4
Lévaluation probabiliste de la fiabilité humaine dans les centrales nucléaires
ISBN 92-64-02158-2. 17 pages (92 ko).
of the System of Radiological Protection
Asian Regional Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 24-25 October 2002
ISBN 92-64-02163-9. 111 pages (1.1 mb).
Handling of Timescales in Assessing Post-closure Safety
Lessons Learnt from the April 2002 Workshop in Paris, France
ISBN 92-64-02161-2. 51 pages (457 kb).
Disponible également en français :
Gestion des échelles de temps dans l'évaluation de la sûreté en phase post-fermeture
Enseignements tirés de l'atelier d'avril 2002 à Paris, France
ISBN 92-64-02162-0. 52 pages (819 ko)
The signing of the Protocols to amend the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy and the Brussels Convention Supplementary to the Paris Convention took place on 12 February 2004 at OECD headquarters. The revised Conventions allow for a considerable increase in the amount of compensation available to victims of a nuclear accident and for the expansion of the scope of application of the Paris Convention.
The most important features of the revised Paris Convention include an increase in the nuclear operator's liability amount to a new minimum of €700 million. In addition, the minimum liability amount applicable to low-risk installations and transport activities will climb to €70 million and €80 million respectively.
The most important feature of the revised
Brussels Supplementary Convention is a substantial increase in
the three tiers of compensation under the Convention. The first tier,
corresponding to the minimum liability requirement under the Paris Convention,
jumps to €700 million and continues to be provided by the operator's
financial security, failing which it must be provided by the installation
State from public funds. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/general/press/2004/2004-01.html.
A conference on the Fatigue of Reactor Components will be held on
3-6 October 2004 in Seville, Spain. The effective management of fatigue
is important to both the safe operation of plant components during
day-to-day functioning and in the planning of long-term operation.
More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/workshops/fatig2004/index.html.
A new expert group to examine the practical aspects of the regulatory
process of radiological protection "authorisation", the
EGRA, has been created by the NEA Committee on Radiation Protection
and Public Health (CRPPH). The EGRA will discuss procedural aspects
which will allow all radiological protection questions to be addressed
within a single, coherent concept and process. This avoids the constraining
use of such current concepts and terminology as "practice",
"intervention", "exclusion", "exemption"
and "clearance". The expert group met for the first time
on 5-6 February 2004 and will publish a report on the subject in 2005.
More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/rp/egra.html.
The management board of Phase III of the TDB project met on 17-18
February 2004 at OECD headquarters. The management board considered
the various options for the programme of work for the period 2004-2007
on the basis of the exploratory work carried out in 2003. This work
examined the literature on chemical thermodynamics for inorganic compounds
and complexes of thorium, iron, tin and molybdenum and on the evaluation
of chemical thermodynamic data for solid solutions. More information
on the TDB project is available at www.oecd-nea.org/dbtdb/.
A page listing all new programs in the last 12 months can be found at: www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/cpsnew.html. Detailed news concerning the computer program service is available at: www.oecd-nea.org/dbprog/Newsletter/Whatsnew.htm.
|25-FEB-2004||NEA-1424|| ZZ FSXJ32, MCNP nuclear data library
based on JENDL-3.2
ZZ FSXLIBJ33, MCNP nuclear data library based on JENDL-3.3
|25-FEB-2004||NEA-1507|| WIMSD5, Deterministic Multi-group
Reactor Lattice Calculations
|25-FEB-2004||NEA-1492|| NUCLEUS-CHART, Interactive Chart
|20-FEB-2004||NEA-0919|| SRIM-2003, Stopping Power and
Range of Ions in Matter
|19-FEB-2004||ESTS1145|| PCX, Interior-Point Linear Programming
|18-FEB-2004||NEA-1715|| IRPHE-JAPAN, Reactor Physics Experiments
carried out in Japan
|18-FEB-2004||IAEA1411|| NAAPRO, Neutron Activation Analysis
Prognosis and Optimisation code
|12-FEB-2004||NEA-1517|| SINBAD Reactor, Shielding Benchmark
|04-FEB-2004||NEA-1707|| ZZ MATXSLIBJ33,JENDL-3.3 based,175
N-42 photon groups (VITAMIN-J) MATXS library for discrete ordinates
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