Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for December 2003 and January 2004:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

The Future Policy for Radiological Protection
Workshop Proceedings, Lanzarote, Spain 2-4 April 2003
ISBN 92-64-10570-0. 116 pages.

NEA News (spring | fall)
ISSN 1605-9581. 2004 (two issues).

Disponible également en français :
AEN Infos (printemps | automne)
ISSN 1605-959X. 2004 (deux numéros).

Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 72 + Supplement
ISSN 0304-341X. 2004 (two issues and their supplements).

Disponible également en français :
Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 72 + supplément
ISSN 0304-3428. Abonnement 2004 (deux numéros et leurs suppléments).

Collective Statement Concerning Nuclear Safety Research
Good Practice and Closure Criteria
ISBN 92-64-02149-3. 25 pages (129 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Déclaration collective concernant la recherche sur la sûreté nucléaire
Bonnes pratiques et critères d'arrêt
ISBN 92-64-02150-7. 27 pages (169 ko).

CSNI Technical Opinion Papers – No. 3
Recurring Events
ISBN 92-64-02155-8. 19 pages (112 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Avis techniques du CSIN – n° 3
Événements récurrents
ISBN 92-64-02156-6. 19 pages (201 ko).

JANIS 2.0 - A Java-based Nuclear Data Display Program
CD-ROM. Free on request.

Nuclear Electricity Generation: What Are the External Costs?
ISBN 92-64-02153-1. 82 pages (439 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Electricité nucléaire : quels sont les coûts externes ?
ISBN 92-64-02154-X. 91 pages (991 ko).

Research and Development Needs for Current and Future Nuclear Systems
ISBN 92-64-02159-0. 151 pages (940 kb).

Nuclear safety

The CNRA and the CSNI met in December 2003. Both committees reviewed work accomplished during 2003 as well as proposed activities for the future. A number of workshops will be organised in 2004 and 2005 - for more details see the updated calendar of forthcoming workshops and seminars at

Related links

Documents from the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI)
Documents from the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA)
Forthcoming workshops and seminars

Nuclear science

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee has established an expert group to study very high burn-up fuel cycles in light water reactors. The expert group's aim is to produce a report on the potential benefits of very high burn-up (60–100 gigawatt-days per tonne) covering both its technical and economic aspects. The report will identify technical problems associated with very high burn-up fuel cycles, but will not attempt to solve these problems. A first meeting of the expert group was held at OECD headquarters on 13-14 January 2004; the group's next meeting will be in autumn 2004.

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:

06-JAN-2004 NEA-1553 SINBAD FUSION, Neutronics Benchmark Experiments
18-DEC-2003 NEA-1716 TRIPOLI-4.3, Coupled Neutron, Photon, Electron, Positron 3-D, Time-Dependent Monte-Carlo Transport Calculation
18-DEC-2003 NEA-1694 SATIF/CYCLO-RADSAFE, Health Physics and Radiological Safety of Cyclotrons 10-250 MeV
12-DEC-2003 NEA-1687 IRPHE/B&W-SS-LATTICE, Spectral Shift Reactor Lattice Experiments
11-DEC-2003 NEA-1640 ZZ BWRTT, BWR Turbine Trip Transient Benchmark based on Peach-Bottom II
10-DEC-2003 NEA-1554 ZZ PWR-MSLB, PWR Main Steam-Line Break Benchmarks, Coupled Neutronics Thermal-Hydraulics
02-DEC-2003 NEA-1715 IRPHE-JAPAN, Reactor Physics Experiments carried out in Japan
01-DEC-2003 NEA-1424 ZZ FSXJ32, MCNP Nuclear Data Library based on JENDL-3.2
ZZ FSXLIBJ33, MCNP Nuclear Data Library based on JENDL-3.3
01-DEC-2003 NEA-1705 IFPE/CAGR-UOX-SWELL, Fuel Swelling Data obtained from the AGR/Halden Ramp Test Programme

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