Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for September 2004

New publications
Nuclear knowledge management
Nuclear development
Nuclear safety
Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

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

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.

Disponible également en français :
Uranium 2003 : Ressources, production et demande
Rapport établi conjointement par l'Agence de l'OCDE pour l'énergie nucléaire et l'Agence internationale de l'énergie atomique
ISBN 92-64-01674-0. Prix : €85, US$106, £ 59, ¥10 900. 304 pages.

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

Learning and Adapting to Societal Requirements for Radioactive Waste Management
Key Findings and Experience of the Forum on Stakeholder Confidence
ISBN 92-64-02080-2. 71 pages (379 kb).

Nuclear Competence Building
Summary Report
ISBN 92-64-02073-X. 31 pages (98 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Développement des compétences dans le domaine de l'énergie nucléaire
Rapport de synthèse
ISBN 92-64-02074-8. 33 pages (117 ko).

Stepwise Approach to Decision Making for Long-term Radioactive Waste Management
Experience, Issues and Guiding Principles
ISBN 92-64-02077-2. 75 pages (531 kb).

Nuclear knowledge management

The NEA co-sponsored a conference organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Nuclear Knowledge Management: Strategies, Information Management and Human Resource Development on 7-10 September 2004 in Saclay, France. The objective of the conference was to reach a clear and common understanding of issues related to nuclear knowledge management for sustaining knowledge and expertise in nuclear science and technology. NEA participants made four presentations on the Agency's recent work in the areas of nuclear development, nuclear safety and Data Bank activities. More information is available at www.iaea.org/km/cnkm/index.html .

Nuclear development

The Joint NEA/IAEA Uranium Group met on 29 August-1 September 2004 in Stráž pod Ralskem, Czech Republic. The meeting brought together representatives from 23 countries and was followed by field visits to the Rožná uranium mine in the Czech Republic and the Wismut GmbH operation near Chemnitz, Germany. The field visits showcased the ability and expertise in mining and mine remediation techniques in the Czech Republic and Germany. At Rožná, meeting participants visited the last operating uranium mine in Europe, descending to the mining face over 1000 metres below ground. State-of-the-art mine rehabilitation activities were demonstrated at the Wismut site.

Nuclear safety

A workshop is being organised to discuss fire probabilistic safety assessment (PSA); it will be held on 23-26 May 2005 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Numerous fire PSAs have shown that, depending on the design and operational characteristics of a given nuclear power plant, fire can be a significant or even dominant contributor to the overall risk for that plant. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/workshops/fire-psa/index.html .

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 Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety (WPNCS) held its annual meeting on 3 September 2004 in Prague, Czech Republic. The WPNCS meeting was preceded by meetings of four WPNCS expert groups covering the following subjects: burn-up credit; criticality excursion analysis; source convergence analyses; and minimum critical values. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/science/wpncs/ .

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

22-SEP-2004 NEA-1665 UMG 3.3, Analysis of data measured with spectrometers using unfolding techniques
(Now tested)
21-SEP-2004 IAEA1413 PGAA, Database for Prompt Gamma-Ray Neutron Activation Analysis
(Arrived)
14-SEP-2004 NEA-1553 SINBAD FUSION, Neutronics Benchmark Experiments
(Arrived)
14-SEP-2004 NEA-1552 SINBAD ACCELERATOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments
(Arrived)
14-SEP-2004 DLC-0205 ZZ MCNPXDATA, Neutron, Photon, Electron, and Proton Data Libraries for MCNPX 2.3.0 or 2.4.0
(Now tested)
14-SEP-2004 CCC-0715 MCNPX 2.4.0, Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code System for Multiparticle and High Energy Applications.
(Now tested)
01-SEP-2004 IAEA1402 ENDVER, The ENDF File Verification Support Package
(Arrived)


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