Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for June 2005:

New publications
New nuclear energy data just released
Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

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

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.

Joint CSNI/CNRA Strategic Plan and Mandates - 2005-2009
ISBN 92-64-01060-2. 20 pages (73 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Plan stratégique conjoint CSIN/CANR et mandats
ISBN 92-64-01061-0. 20 pages (77 ko).

Nuclear Regulatory Decision Making
ISBN 92-64-01051-3. 36 pages (220 kb).

Disponible également en français :
La prise de décision en matière de réglementation nucléaire
ISBN 92-64-01052-1. 36 pages (140 ko).
Review of the Role, Activities and Working Methods of the CNRA
Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA)
ISBN 92-64-01062-9. 63 pages (280 kb).

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).

Disponible également en français :
La prise de décision par étapes dans la gestion à long terme des déchets radioactifs
Expérience, résultats et principes directeurs
ISBN 92-64-01055-6. 85 pages (474 ko).


New nuclear energy data just released

The latest official figures released by the NEA reveal that, at the start of 2005, there were 352 nuclear units in operation in 17 OECD member countries, seven less than the year before. However, despite this reduction, nuclear generating capacity in the OECD increased by almost 1% and nuclear-generated electricity increased by over 4% over the previous year. In all, nuclear power plants produced 23.5% of the electricity generated in OECD member countries during 2004 and in Belgium, France, the Slovak Republic and Sweden it was over 50%. Improved performances compared to 2003 allowed nuclear power’s share of electricity generation to increase in six OECD member countries (Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan and Sweden). More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/general/facts.html.


Nuclear science

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) continued to reorganise and streamline its work during its annual meeting on 8-10 June 2005 in Paris, France. The committee decided to incorporate the activities on reactor stability and light water reactor transients, nuclear fuel behaviour and international reactor physics experiments (IRPhE) into the work programme of the Working Party on the Scientific Issues of Reactor Systems (WPRS). The NSC also reviewed the status of other ongoing activities and held two in-depth discussions on the performance of the Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion (JEFF) data library and on uncertainty in modelling exercises. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/science/.


Data Bank

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee Executive Group, which oversees the work of the Data Bank, met on 8 June 2005 to review the status of the latter's computer program, nuclear data and chemical thermodynamic data services. The Executive Group also discussed possible future priorities for the Data Bank and suggested it obtain more feedback from its users - information that the Data Bank could use both for developing its existing services and anticipating future service requests. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/databank/.

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.

28-JUN-2005 NEA-1738 IFPE/US-PWR-16X16 Lead Test Assembly Extended Burn-up Demonstration Program
(Arrived)
23-JUN-2005 NEA-1564 EASY, European Neutron Activation System
(Arrived)
15-JUN-2005 NEA-1552 SINBAD ACCELERATOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments
(Now tested)
08-JUN-2005 NEA-1680 PASCAL, Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Structural Components in Ageing LWR
(Arrived)
06-JUN-2005 NEA-1684 IFPE/IFA-534.14REV1, fission gas release as a function of burnup at high power (52-55 MWd/kg)
(Arrived)
03-JUN-2005 IAEA1417 W-SHIELDER, calculates shielding thickness of water for photon emitting radionuclide between 0.5 to 10 MeV
(Now tested)

 

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