Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for June 2004:

New publications
Safe, efficient and cost-effective decommissioning
Radiological protection
Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

Publications on sale can be ordered at the OECD bookshop: www.oecd.org/scripts/publications/bookshop/redirect.asp.

The Regulatory Control of Radioactive Waste Management
Overview of 15 NEA Member Countries
ISBN 92-64-10650-2. Cost:, €50, US$63, £35, ¥6 400. 212 pages.

Disponible également en français :
Le contrôle réglementaire de la gestion des déchets radioactifs
Panorama de 15 pays membres de l'AEN
ISBN 92-64-10651-0. Price: €50, US$63, £35, ¥6 400. 222 pages.

Nuclear Energy Data 2004/Données sur l'énergie nucléaire 2004
Bilingual. ISBN 92-64-01632-5. Price: €21, US$26, £15, ¥2 700. 94 pages.

Uranium 2003: Resources, Production and Demand
A Joint Report by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency
ISBN 92-64-01673-2. Price: €85, US$106, £59, ¥10 900. 292 pages.

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

Annual Report 2003
ISBN 92-64-02066-7. 44 pages.

Disponible également en français :
Rapport annuel 2003
ISBN 92-64-02067-5. 44 pages.

Chemical Thermodynamics of Americium
Reprint of the 1995 Review
ISBN 92-64-02168-X. 392 pages (2.4 mb).

Chemical Thermodynamics of Uranium
Reprint of the 1992 Review
ISBN 92-64-02167-1. 738 pages (4.1 mb).

CSNI Technical Opinion Papers No. 5
Managing and Regulating Organisational Change in Nuclear Installations
ISBN 92-64-02069-1. 19 pages (62 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Avis techniques du CSIN n° 5
Gestion et réglementation des changements organisationnels dans les installations nucléaires
ISBN 92-64-02070-5. 20 pages (98 kb).

Pyrochemical Separations in Nuclear Applications
A Status Report
ISBN 92-64-02071-3. 180 pages (4.8 mb).

 


Safe, efficient and cost-effective decommissioning

An NEA workshop on safe, efficient and cost-effective decommissioning will be held on 6-10 September 2004 in Rome, Italy. The workshop will examine large decommissioning projects from a variety of cross-cutting perspectives, including their development, safety and regulation. Specific sessions will address radiological protection and radioactive waste management aspects. The overall objectives of the workshop are to:

Participation in the workshop is by invitation only and will include regulators, implementers and waste receiving organisations as well as other stakeholders from affected communities and the press. The workshop is being held in co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Commission and will be hosted by Società Gestione Impianti Nucleari (SOGIN) and the Italian Agency for Environment Protection and for Technical Services (APAT). More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/decom/index.html.


Radiological protection

During a brainstorming meeting held on 7-9 June 2004 in Paris, France, members of the NEA Committee on Radiation Protection and Publich Health (CRPPH) identified, as broadly as possible, future radiological protection challenges. Participants at the meeting agreed that any such challenges must be viewed in the context of sustainable development and evolving social approaches to risk governance. These include the need for open and pluralistic stakeholder involvement in decision-making processes and supportive policy and regulatory frameworks. As a result of the meeting, a short summary document has been prepared that will serve, along with the results of the CRPPH Topical Session held in March 2004, as input into the work of the Expert Group on the CRPPH Collective Opinion (EGCO). The EGCO will hold its first meeting in September 2004, during which it will begin work on a reprt on future radiological protection challenges for the CRPPH. This report is due to be published in 2006. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/rp/egco.html.


Nuclear science

The NEA Working Party on International Nuclear Data Evaluation Cooperation (WPEC) held its annual meeting on 25-28 May 2004 in Aix-en-Provence, France. The meeting participants reviewed the status of the major evaluated nuclear data libraries and the related nuclear data measurement activities. Several proposals for new co-operative efforts to solve common problems were presented and special emphasis was given to the provision of uncertainty information in data libraries. More information about the WPEC and its activities is available at www.oecd-nea.org/science/wpec/.

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) held its annual meeting on 9-11 June 2004 in Paris, France. The committee discussed the renewal of the mandates of three of its working parties. The mandate of the Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety (WPNCS) was prolonged for another three years. The mandates and the names of the working parties on the Physics of Plutonium Fuels and Innovative Fuel Cycles (WPPR) and Scientific Issues in Partitioning and Transmutation (WPPT) were completely revised. The names of the new working parties are:

The NSC also reviewed the status of other ongoing activities and held two in-depth discussions on shielding and dosimetry for accelerators and the prospects for light water reactors to reduce minor actinide inventories. A full list of the committee's activities is available at www.oecd-nea.org/science/.


Data Bank

Computer program services

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.

  23-JUN-2004 NEA-1727 BULK-I Radiation Shielding Tool for Proton Accelerator Facilities
(Arrived)
  18-JUN-2004 NEA-1561 CHEMENGL/CHIMISTE, Chemical and Physical Properties of Elements
(Arrived)
  11-JUN-2004 NEA-1676 ERRORJ, Multigroup covariance matrices generation from ENDF/B-6 format
(Now tested)
  04-JUN-2004 NEA-1665 UMG 3.3, Analysis of data measured with spectrometers using unfolding techniques
(Now tested)
  03-JUN-2004 IAEA1382 SRNA-2KG, Proton Transport Using 3-D by Monte Carlo Techniques
(Now tested)


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BULK-I Radiation Shielding Tool for Proton Accelerator Facilities
(Arrived)
CHEMENGL/CHIMISTE, Chemical and Physical Properties of Elements
(Arrived)
ERRORJ, Multigroup covariance matrices generation from ENDF/B-6 format
(Now tested)
UMG 3.3, Analysis of data measured with spectrometers using unfolding techniques
(Now tested)
SRNA-2KG, Proton Transport Using 3-D by Monte Carlo Techniques
(Now tested)