Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for July and August 2005:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Nuclear law
Data Bank

New publications

NEA Sorption Project Phase II
Interpretation and Prediction of Radionuclide Sorption onto Substrates Relevant for Radioactive Waste Disposal Using Thermodynamic Sorption Models
ISBN 92-64-01206-0. 286 pages.

NEA News
ISSN 1605-9581. 2005 (two issues).

Disponible également en français :
AEN Infos
ISSN 1605-959X. 2005 (deux numéros).
Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 75 + Supplement
ISSN 0304-341X. 2005 (two issues and their supplements)

Disponible également en français :
Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 75 + supplément
ISSN 0304-3428. 2005 (deux numéros et leurs suppléments).

Pellet-clad Interaction in Water Reactor Fuels
Seminar Proceedings, Aix-en Provence, France, 9-11 March 2004
ISBN 92-64-01157-9. 548 pages.

Boiling Water Reactor Turbine Trip (TT) Benchmark
Volume II: Summary Results of Exercise 1
ISBN 92-64-01064-5. 133 pages (2.4 mb).

Clay Club Catalogue of Characteristics of Argillaceous Rocks
ISBN 92-64-01067-X. 72 pages (592 kb).

Evaluation of Proposed Integral Critical Experiments with Low-moderated MOX Fuel
ISBN 92-64-01049-1. 124 pages (2.0 mb).

Fuels and Materials for Transmutation
A Status Report
ISBN 92-64-01066-1. 240 pages (15.2 mb).

International Evaluation Co-operation
Volume 21: Assessment of Neutron Cross-section Evaluations for the Bulk of Fission Products
ISBN 92-64-01063-7. 48 pages (321 kb).

Occupational Exposures at Nuclear Power Plants
Thirteenth Annual Report of the ISOE Programme, 2003
ISBN 92-64-01065-3. 104 pages (1.2 mb).

Nuclear safety

The NEA Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) will hold a workshop on Evaluating Uncertainties in Relation to Severe Accidents and Level II Probabilistic Safety Analysis on 7-9 November 2005 in Cadarache, France. More information is available at

The following nuclear safety reports have been released on the NEA website:

  • An OECD/NEA - CEA benchmark on thermal fatigue in fluid mixing areas [NEA/CSNI/R(2005)2];
  • Review of International Developments and Co-operation on Risk-Informed In-Service Inspection (RI-ISI) and Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Qualification in NEA Member Countries – Responses to the questionnaire [NEA/CSNI/R(2005)3];
  • Final Report of the International Standard Problem No. 48 on Containment Capacity [NEA/CSNI/R(2005)5]. Volume 1: Synthesis report; Volume 2: Appendices C-G; Volume 3: Appendices H-L.
  • Thermal Cycling in LWR Components in NEA Member Countries [NEA/CSNI/R(2005)8];
  • Status Report on Developments and Co-operation on Risk-informed In-service Inspection and Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Qualification in NEA Member Countries [NEA/CSNI/R(2005)9].

All reports are available 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 law

The fifth session of the International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL), a programme jointly organised by the NEA and the University of Montpellier 1, took place on 22 August - 2 September 2005 in Montpellier. The ISNL aims to provide a high-quality programme on all aspects of the law governing the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Classes cater to both law students pursuing their studies at masters or doctoral level who are interested in specialising in this field and to professionals already active in the nuclear sector. The 2005 session brought together 57 participants from 30 countries. More information is available at:

Data Bank

Computer program services

A page listing all new programs in the last 12 months can be found at: .

30-AUG-2005 NEA-1735 CARL2.1, radiotoxicity, activity, dose and decay power calculations for spent fuel
18-AUG-2005 NEA-1739 IRPhE/AVR, High Temperature Reactor Experience, Archival Documentation
12-AUG-2005 NEA-1640 ZZ BWRTT, BWR Turbine Trip Transient Benchmark Based on Peach-Bottom 2
26-JUL-2005 NEA-1552 SINBAD ACCELERATOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments
13-JUL-2005 PSR-0008 AUTOJOM, Quadratic Equation Coefficient for Conic Volume, Parallelepipeds, Wedges, Pyramids
JOMREAD, Check of 3-D Geometry Structure from Quadratic Surfaces
3-JUL-2005 NEA-1731 ZZ-BFBT, OECD/NEA-US/NRC NUPEC BWR Full-size Fine-mesh Bundle Tests Benchmark

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