Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for December 2004 and January 2005:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Radioactive waste management
Data Bank

New publications

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

Dealing with Interests, Values and Knowledge in Managing Risk
Workshop Proceedings, Brussels, Belgium, 18-21 November 2003
ISBN 92-64-00731-8. Price: €40, US$52, £27, ¥5 400.

NEA News
ISSN 1605-9581. 2005 subscription (two issues): €49, US$56, £31, ¥6 600.

Disponible également en français :
AEN Infos
ISSN 1605-959X. Abonnement 2005 (deux numéros) : €49, US$56, £31, ¥6 600.

Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 74 + Supplement
ISSN 0304-341X. 2005 subscription (two issues and their supplements):
€90, US$103, £58, ¥12 200.

Disponible également en français :
Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 74 + supplément
ISSN 0304-3428. Abonnement 2005 (deux numéros et leurs suppléments) : €90, US$103, £58, ¥12 200.

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

CSNI Technical Opinion Papers - No. 6
PSA-based Event Analysis
ISBN 92-64-02091-8. 23 pages (89 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Avis techniques du CSIN - No. 6
Analyse d'événements fondée sur l'EPS
ISBN 92-64-01045-9. 23 pages (98 ko).
Nuclear Regulatory Challenges Related to Human Performance
ISBN 92-64-02089-6. 21 pages (77 kb).
Disponible également en français :
Le facteur humain : un défi pour les autorités de sûreté nucléaire
ISBN 92-64-02090-X. 23 pages (87 ko).

Nuclear safety

The NEA Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) and the NEA Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) met in December 2004. Both committees reviewed work accomplished during 2004 as well as proposed activities for the future. A number of workshops will be organised in 2005 and 2006 - for more details see the updated calendar of forthcoming workshops and seminars at www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/calendar.html.

Both committees also approved a joint CSNI/CNRA strategic plan for 2005-2009. The plan identifies the main challenges for nuclear safety over the next five years. These are likely to be:

  • a shrinking nuclear infrastructure in some countries (fewer nuclear suppliers, experts or nuclear education programmes);
  • increasing public expectations concerning safety in the use of nuclear energy;
  • the launch of new industry initiatives to further improve the economic and safety performance of nuclear power plants;
  • ensuring safety over the entire plant life cycle;
  • the emergence of new reactor types and technology.

The two committees plan to address these issues in the course of their work over the next five years.

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


Radioactive waste management

The Integration Group for the Safety Case (IGSC) is the NEA's main technical advisory group on the deep geological disposal of long-lived and high-level radioactive waste. It focuses on assessing the technical safety cases for radioactive waste repositories, examining their underlying methodological and scientific bases. During the meeting of the IGSC core group on 10-11 January 2005 in Paris, France, two new initiatives in this area were elaborated for submission to the group's parent body, the NEA Radioactive Waste Management Committee. The IGSC plans to organise a symposium, currently entitled "Safety Cases for Deep Geological Disposal: Where do we stand?" at the end of 2006. The symposium will aim to gather practical experience of developing a safety case for geological radioactive waste repositories. The IGSC also plans to launch a new questionnaire-based exercise on the international experience of safety cases (INTESC). A major outcome of the INTESC exercise will be a report on the practical experiences of compiling safety cases for geological repositories and lessons learnt from current practices. The key findings of this report will be an important input to the proposed symposium. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/rwm/igsc.html.


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.

24-JAN-2005 NEA-1735 CARL2, radiotoxicity, activity, dose and decay power calculations for spent fuel
(Arrived)
19-JAN-2005 USCD1207 PHREEQC, Modelling of Geochemical Reactions, Calculation of pH, REDOX Potential
PHREEQCI, Windows Interactive Version of PHREEQC
PHRQCGRF, Code to create graphs from the data generated by PHREEQC
(Now tested)
11-JAN-2005 NEA-1660 IRPHE-SNEAK, KFK SNEAK Fast Reactor Experiments, Primary Documentation
(Arrived)
05-JAN-2005 ESTS0637 DSEM, Radioactive Waste Disposal Site Economic Model
(Now tested)
21-DEC-2004 NEA-1517 SINBAD REACTOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments
(Now tested)
21-DEC-2004 NEA-1552 SINBAD ACCELERATOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments
(Now tested)
21-DEC-2004 NEA-1553 SINBAD FUSION, Neutronics Benchmark Experiments
(Now tested)
20-DEC-2004 NEA-1669 ZZ MCB-ENDF/B6.8, MCB Continuous-Energy Neutron Cross-Section Libraries for Temperatures from 300 to 1800 K.
(Now tested)
20-DEC-2004 NEA-1670 ZZ MCB-JENDL-3.2, MCB Continuous-Energy Neutron Cross Section Libraries for Temperatures from 300 to 1800 K.
(Now tested)
14-DEC-2004 NEA-1732 3D-TRANS-2003, Workshop on Common Tools and Interfaces for Radiation Transport Codes
(Arrived)
14-DEC-2004 CCC-0601 GENII-1.485, Environmental Radiation Dosimetry System
(Now tested)
14-DEC-2004 ESTS0198 FEM-3, Heavy Gas Dispersion Incompressible Flow
(Arrived)
01-DEC-2004 NEA-1734 CRISSUE-S, Neutronics/Thermal-hydraulics Coupling in LWR Technology
(Arrived)


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CARL2, radiotoxicity, activity, dose and decay power calculations for spent fuel
(Arrived)
PHREEQC, Modelling of Geochemical Reactions, Calculation of pH, REDOX Potential
PHREEQCI, Windows Interactive Version of PHREEQC
PHRQCGRF, Code to create graphs from the data generated by PHREEQC
(Now tested)
IRPHE-SNEAK, KFK SNEAK Fast Reactor Experiments, Primary Documentation
(Arrived)
DSEM, Radioactive Waste Disposal Site Economic Model
(Now tested)
SINBAD REACTOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments
(Now tested)
SINBAD ACCELERATOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments
(Now tested)
SINBAD FUSION, Neutronics Benchmark Experiments
(Now tested)
ZZ MCB-ENDF/B6.8, MCB Continuous-Energy Neutron Cross-Section Libraries for Temperatures from 300 to 1800 K.
(Now tested)
ZZ MCB-JENDL-3.2, MCB Continuous-Energy Neutron Cross Section Libraries for Temperatures from 300 to 1800 K.
(Now tested)
3D-TRANS-2003, Workshop on Common Tools and Interfaces for Radiation Transport Codes
(Arrived)
GENII-1.485, Environmental Radiation Dosimetry System
(Now tested)
FEM-3, Heavy Gas Dispersion Incompressible Flow
(Arrived)
CRISSUE-S, Neutronics/Thermal-hydraulics Coupling in LWR Technology
(Arrived)