Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for March 2005:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Radiological protection
Data Bank

New publications

Publications on sale can be ordered at the OECD bookshop:

Projected Costs of Generating Electricity - 2005 Update
ISBN 92-64-00826-8. Price: €70, US$91, £47, ¥9 400. 232 pages.

Stability and Buffering Capacity of the Geosphere for Long-term Isolation of Radioactive Waste
Application to Argillaceous Media - "Clay Club" Workshop Proceedings, Braunschweig, Germany, 9-11 December 2003
ISBN 92-64-00908-6. Price: €55, US$72, £37, ¥7 400. 244 pages.

Free publications are available at Paper copies may be requested by sending an e-mail to

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

Optimisation in Operational Radiological Protection
A Report by the Working Group on Operational Radiological Protection of the Information System on Occupational Exposure
ISBN 92-64-01050-5. 124 pages (444 kb).

Nuclear safety

The NEA Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) will hold a workshop on Human Resource Management in Safety and Regulation on 25-26 October 2005
in Stockholm, Sweden. The main purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for the exchange of information on regulatory activities from a knowledge management perspective. More information is 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

Radiological protection

The NEA Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) met on 8-10 March 2005 to review its achievements during 2004 and discuss its programme of work for 2005. The main decisions taken by the CRPPH during the meeting were to:

  • hold the third NEA/International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) forum on broad stakeholder discussions of the next (and probably final) draft of the new ICRP radiological protection recommendations. The forum is tentatively scheduled for the spring of 2006;
  • organise the third Asian Regional Workshop on the Evolution of the System of Radiological Protection in the late spring of 2006. This was decided after consultation with the ICRP and Japanese members of the CRPPH;
  • create the Expert Group on Radiological Protection Science at the Service of Stakeholders (EGSS), which will continue the CRPPH's work on stakeholder involvement and build on the momentum of the Villigen series of workshops;
  • continue its work to develop a new CRPPH collective opinion identifying emerging challenges in the areas of risk assessment (scientific developments) and risk management (social and political evolution).

More information is available at

Data Bank

Nuclear data services

Participants in the Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion File (JEFF) project will meet on 2-4 May 2005 in Paris, France. The meeting will cover JEFF evaluation, benchmarking, decay data and fission yields as well as the European Fusion File (EFF) and European Activation File (EAF) projects. There will also be a session on the processing code NJOY. More information is available at

Computer program services

A page listing all new programs in the last 12 months can be found at: Detailed news concerning the computer program service is available at:

31-MAR-2005 NEA-1708 ADEFTA 3.0, Atomic Densities for Transport Analysis
(Now tested)
22-MAR-2005 IAEA1382 SRNA-2K5, Proton Transport Using 3-D with Monte Carlo Techniques
11-MAR-2005 IAEA1364 ZZ-FENDL-2 Evaluated Nuclear Data Library for Fusion Neutronics Applications
11-MAR-2005 CCC-0601 GENII-1.485, GENII-LIN, Multi-purpose Health Physics Code
10-MAR-2005 IAEA1385 CITOPP,CITMOD,CITWI, Processing codes for CITATION Code
09-MAR-2005 NEA-1676 ERRORJ, Multi-group covariance matrices generation from ENDF-6 format
(Now tested)
09-MAR-2005 NEA-1634 IFPE/RISOE-1, Fission gas release from high burn-up water reactor fuel

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