Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for March 2006:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

Publications on sale can be ordered at the OECD bookshop:

Free publications are available at

Nuclear Legislation in OECD Countries
Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities
ISSN 1727-3854. Now a free online service.
Each country profile in this valuable reference work provides a detailed review of a full range of nuclear law topics. These include: the general regulatory regime, including mining; radioactive substances and equipment; nuclear installations; trade in nuclear materials; radiation protection; radioactive waste management; non-proliferation and physical protection; transport; and nuclear third party liability.

Disponible également en français :
Législations nucléaires des pays de l'OCDE
Réglementation générale et cadre institutionnel des activités nucléaires
ISSN 1727-3862. Nouveau service en ligne gratuit.

Cet ouvrage de référence présente, pour chaque pays, un chapitre examinant le cadre réglementaire général, qui prend en compte le régime minier, les substances radioactives, les combustibles et les équipements nucléaires, les installations nucléaires, le commerce des matières nucléaires, la radioprotection, la gestion des déchets radioactifs, la non prolifération et la protection physique, le transport et la responsabilité civile nucléaire.

Nuclear Power in NEA Member Countries
Free online service.
These profiles cover the nuclear power situation in each country, the national laws and regulations covering the peaceful use of nuclear energy, current issues and developments and related links. Information drawn from the 2003 IAEA publication Country Nuclear Power Profiles is supplemented by links to NEA publications and ongoing work.

Nuclear safety

The NEA Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations has just issued a new State-of-the-Art Report on Systematic Approaches to Safety Management. It provides a brief explanation of the relationship between safety management and safety culture, and underlines the need for nuclear licensees and regulators to take positive steps to ensure that licensees develop and sustain a robust safety management system as a part of their overall management system.

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 first edition of the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Experiments has been released. The handbook was produced as part of the International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation (IRPhE) project. This project was established to provide a peer-reviewed set of integral data for reactor physics. The data can be used by reactor designers and safety analysts to validate the analytical tools used to design next-generation reactors and establish the safety basis for operating these reactors. The handbook provides verified and extensively peer-reviewed reactor physics benchmark measurement data from 16 experimental series performed at 12 reactor facilities. 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: Detailed news concerning the computer program service is available at:

31-MAR-2006 NEA-1766 IFPE/KOLA-3-MIR-RAMP, KOLA-3 MIR test temperature during ramp, FGR and pressure at EOL, Bu up to 55 MWd/kgUO2
31-MAR-2006 NEA-1552 SINBAD ACCELERATOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments
(Now tested)
31-MAR-2006 NEA-1517 SINBAD REACTOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments.
(Now tested)
30-MAR-2006 NEA-1200 ELEORBIT, 3-D Simulation of Electron Orbits in Magnetic Multipole Plasma Source
28-MAR-2006 NEA-1706 MMRW, Canadian and early British Energy Reports on Nuclear Reactor Theory (1940-1946)
24-MAR-2006 NEA-1764 IRPhE-TAPIRO-ARCHIVE, Fast neutron source reactor primary documents, reactor physics experiments
22-MAR-2006 NEA-1209 DWBA05/DWBB05, elastic scattering with nucleon-nucleon potential and DWBA for inelastic scattering
(Now tested)
22-MAR-2006 NEA-1765 IRPHE-HANDBOOK, International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments
21-MAR-2006 NEA-1758 IFPE/NFIR-1, Clad creepdown, power history effect on fission product distribution (6 PWR rods 40-64 MWd/kg in BR-3)
14-MAR-2006 NEA-1741 IFPE/NOVOVORONEZH, operation factor data of the Novovoronezh VVER-1000 fuel assembly 4108 rods
02-MAR-2006 NEA-1556 IFPE/OVER-RAMP, Pellet Clad Interaction Failure Analysis, Power Ramps
02-MAR-2006 CSNI2200 PSB-VVER, Computer code validation for transient analysis of VVER and RBMK reactors project
02-MAR-2006 CSNI2106 CABRI-REPNa-10 TEST, Assessment of fuel behaviour mechanisms relevant for RIA transients
02-MAR-2006 CSNI2100 CABRI-REPNa-1 TEST, Assessment of fuel behaviour mechanisms relevant for RIA transients
02-MAR-2006 CSNI2103 CABRI-REPNa-4 TEST, Assessment of fuel behaviour mechanisms relevant for RIA transients
02-MAR-2006 CSNI2105 CABRI-REPNa-8 TEST, Assessment of fuel behaviour mechanisms relevant for RIA transients
02-MAR-2006 CSNI2300 RASPLAV, Refine accident management strategies during a reactor core meltdown
02-MAR-2006 CSNI2104 CABRI-REPNa-5 TEST, Assessment of fuel behaviour mechanisms relevant for RIA transients
02-MAR-2006 CSNI2102 CABRI-REPNa-3 TEST, Assessment of fuel behaviour mechanisms relevant for RIA transients
02-MAR-2006 CSNI2101 CABRI-REPNa-2 TEST, Assessment of fuel behaviour mechanisms relevant for RIA transients
01-MAR-2006 CSNI2000 SETH/PKL III, Countermeasures for 2 types of PWR accidents, Gas flow distributions relevant to in-reactor containments

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