Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for July and August 2006:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Legal affairs
Data Bank


New publications

Publications on sale can be ordered at the OECD bookshop:

Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Radioactive Waste Management

Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Radioactive Waste Management
ISBN 92-64-02485-9. Price: €50, US$67, £36, ¥6 900. 244 pages.

Disponible également en français :
Cycles du combustible nucléaire avancés et gestion des déchets radioactifs
ISBN 92-64-02487-5. Prix : €50, US$67, £36, ¥6 900. 256 pages.

Indemnification of Damage in the Event of a Nuclear Accident
Workshop Proceedings, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 18-20 May 2005
ISBN 92-64-02625-8. Price: €40, US$54, £28, ¥5 500. 152 pages.

Kernenergie Heute
ISBN 92-64-02653-3. Preis: €25, US$32, £16, ¥3 200. 124 Seiten.

Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 77
ISSN 0304-341X. 2006 subscription (two issues and their supplements): €92, US$111, £60, ¥12 200.

Disponible également en français :
Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 77
ISSN 0304-3428. Abonnement 2006 (deux numéros et leurs suppléments) : €92, US$111, £60, ¥12 200.

Nuclear Production of Hydrogen
Third Information Exchange Meeting, Oarai, Japan, 5-7 October 2005
ISBN 92-64-02629-0. Price: €80, US$108, £57, ¥11 100. 412 pages.

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International Evaluation Co-operation
Volume 20: Covariance Matrix Evaluation and Processing in the Resolved/Unresolved Resonance Regions
ISBN 92-64-02392-X. 35 pages (314 kb).

International Nuclear Law in the Post-Chernobyl Period
ISBN 92-64-02293-7. 241 pages (2.6 mb).

Safety of Geological Disposal of High-level and Long-lived Radioactive Waste in France
An International Peer Review of the "Dossier 2005 Argile" Concerning Disposal in the Callovo-Oxfordian Formation
ISBN 92-64-02299-6. 77 pages (301 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Sûreté du stockage géologique de déchets radioactifs HAVL en France
Examen international par des pairs du « Dossier 2005 Argile » concernant le stockage dans la formation du Callovo-Oxfordien
ISBN 92-64-02300-3. 81 pages (332 ko).

NEA News
ISSN 1605-9581. 36 pages (1.7 mb).

Disponible également en français :
AEN Infos
ISSN 1605-9581. 36 pages (1,8 mo).

Very High Burn-ups in Light Water Reactors
ISBN 92-64-02303-8. 138 pages (2.0 mb).

Nuclear safety

Members of the NEA network of nuclear regulators liaised with each other shortly after the incident at the Forsmark-1 NPP in Sweden on 27 July 2006, where two emergency diesel generators failed to start following a disturbance of offsite power. The incident raised media interest in several countries and provided an opportunity to enhance the exchange of nuclear operating experience within the NEA network. This information exchange took in both the technical aspects of the incident itself and nuclear regulatory communications with the public. Whilst the responsibility for nuclear safety resides with the national authorities, the NEA's role in facilitating the dissemination of the lessons learnt from any incident helps improve nuclear safety worldwide.

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

Legal affairs

The sixth session of the International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL), a programme jointly organised by the NEA and the University of Montpellier 1, took place from 21 August to 1 September 2006 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 2006 session brought together 61 participants from 30 countries. More information is available at:

Data Bank

Nuclear data

The evaluated nuclear data (EVA) database was recently updated with the addition of the decay data library UKPADD-6.6. The library can be accessed at:

The summary submission deadline for the conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology (ND2007) has been extended to 8 October 2006. Contributions should be submitted via the website

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:

21-AUG-2006 IAEA1416 SIGACE, Code for Doppler broadening of ACE-formatted files
(Now tested)
18-AUG-2006 NEA-1678 BOT3P5.1, 3D Mesh Generator and Graphical Display of Geometry for Radiation Transport Codes, Display of Results
(Now tested)
11-AUG-2006 NEA-1080 FEMAXI-6, Thermal and Mechanical Behaviour of LWR Fuel Rods
RODBURN, Power Profiles and Isotopics in PWR and BWR Fuel Rods
09-AUG-2006 CCC-0601 GENII-1.485, GENII-LIN, Multi-purpose Health Physics Code
12-JUL-2006 IAEA1398 ZZ-BOREHOLE-EB6.8-MG, Multi-group cross-section library for deterministic and Monte Carlo codes
(Now tested)

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