Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for May 2005:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Nuclear science
Nuclear law
Data Bank

New publications

Publications on sale can be ordered at the OECD bookshop:

Nuclear Energy Data 2005/Données sur l'énergie nucléaire 2005
ISBN 92-64-01100-5. Price: €24, US$29, £16, ¥3 200. 100 pages.

Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities – SATIF 7 Workshop Proceedings, Sacavém, Portugal, 17-18 May 2004
ISBN 92-64-01042-4. Price: €70, US$91, £47, ¥9 400. 260 pages.

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

NEA Annual Report 2004
ISBN 92-64-01053-X. 52 pages (1.3 mb).


Disponible également en français :
AEN Rapport annuel 2004
ISBN 92-64-01054-8. 52 pages (1.9 mo).

The Strategic Plan of the Nuclear Energy Agency, 2005-2009: Summary
ISBN 92-64-01057-2. 12 pages (67 kb).


Disponible également en français :
Le plan stratégique de l'Agence pour l'énergie nucléaire, 2005-2009 : Résumé
ISBN 92-64-01058-0. 12 pages (68 ko).

Nuclear safety

A workshop on the Evaluation of Uncertainties in Relation to Severe Accidents and Level II Probabilistic Safety Analysis will be be held on 7-9 November 2005 in Cadarache, France. A level II probabilistic safety analysis assesses the consequences of a severe accident in terms of the radioactivity released into the environment. The workshop is being organised in collaboration with the French Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire (IRSN). 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

Nuclear science

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee has established an expert group to study the current status of, and future needs for, nuclear science research and test facilities, and to propose actions to meet these needs. The resulting study will aim to promote international collaboration in the development of new nuclear technologies. The expert group met for the first time on 19 May 2005 at NEA headquarters. A second meeting is planned for December 2005. More information is available at

Nuclear law

The Second International Workshop on the Indemnification of Nuclear Damage took place on 18-20 May 2005 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Workshop participants examined the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and its interaction with the Paris Convention regime through discussions of two fictitious scenarios. The first scenario involved a fire in a nuclear installation located in the Slovak Republic resulting in the release of significant amounts of radioactive materials into the atmosphere; the second involved a fire on board a ship transporting enriched uranium hexafluoride along the Danube River. Both scenarios allowed participants to evaluate the compensation mechanisms which would be implemented in countries where nuclear damage had occurred. The workshop attracted 127 participants from 28 countries, the majority of which were NEA member countries. The workshop was co-organised with Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic.

Data Bank

Nuclear data

A new version of the Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion Nuclear Data Library, JEFF-3.1, was released following a meeting of the JEFF Scientific Co-ordination Group on 4 May 2005. The library contains evaluated nuclear data compiled at the NEA Data Bank in co-operation with several laboratories in Data Bank member countries. The complete JEFF-3.1 library suite contains:

  • incident neutron data for 381 materials;
  • proton data for 26 materials;
  • thermal scattering data for nine materials;
  • radioactive decay data for 3852 isotopes;
  • activation data for 774 isotopes;
  • neutron-induced and spontaneous fission yield libraries.
All the data is available at A CD-ROM containing the complete library can also be ordered free of charge.

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:

25-MAY-2005 NEA-1552 SINBAD ACCELERATOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments
19-MAY-2005 NEA-1740 ZZ MATJEF22.BOLIB, JEF-2.2 Multi-group Coupled (199n and 42gamma) Cross-Section Library in MATXS Format for Nuclear Fission Applications
18-MAY-2005 NEA-1690 GRTUNCL-3D/R-THETA-Z, Code to Calculate Semi-Analytic First Collision Source and Uncollided Flux in an R-Theta Z grid
18-MAY-2005 NEA-1678 BOT3P5.0, 3D Mesh Generator and Graphical Display of Geometry for Radiation Transport Codes, Display of Results
(Now tested)
13-MAY-2005 NEA-1564 EASY, European Neutron Activation System
10-MAY-2005 NEA-1693 ZZ V1000CT-1&2, VVER-1000 Main Coolant Pump (MCP) Switching On Benchmark


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