Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for July and August 2007:

Janice Dunn Lee appointed NEA Deputy Director-General
New publications
Nuclear safety
Radiological protection
Data Bank

Janice Dunn Lee appointed NEA Deputy Director-General

The OECD Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, is pleased to announce the appointment of Janice Dunn Lee as Deputy Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). Ms. Dunn Lee took up her duties at the NEA on 23 July 2007. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/general/press/2007/2007-04.html.

New publications

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

Chemical Thermodynamics of Solid Solutions of Interest in Nuclear Waste Management, A State-of-the-art Report Chemical Thermodynamics of Solid Solutions of Interest in Nuclear Waste Management, A State-of-the-art Report
ISBN 978-92-64-02655-1. 288 pages. Price: €80, US$104, £57, ¥11 100.

Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 79
ISSN 0304-341X. 2007 subscription (two issues): €99, US$125, £68, ¥13 400.

Disponible également en français :
Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 79
ISSN 0304-3428. Abonnement 2007 (deux numéros) : € 99, US$125, £68, ¥13 400.

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 .

JANIS 3.0 - A Java-based Nuclear Data Display Program
DVD. Free on request.

The Process of Regulatory Authorisation (English-Japanese version) ?????????
ISBN 978-92-64-99028-9. 148 pages (2.3 mb).

Viennent de paraître en français :

AEN Infos
ISSN 1605-959X. 40 pages (714 ko).

Financement du démantèlement : éthique, mise en œuvre, incertitudes
Rapport de synthèse
ISBN 978-92-64-99029-6. 44 pages (159 ko).

Nuclear safety

The NEA Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) will organise a seminar on the Transfer of Knowledge Gained through CSNI Activities in the Field of Thermal-hydraulics in Pisa, Italy, on 5-9 May 2008. The objective of this seminar is to transfer the competence and experience acquired from CSNI activities carried out over the last two decades to specialists unfamiliar with the CSNI's work and newcomers to the field. The CSNI's work during this period has included: writing state-of-the-art reports; compiling computer code validation matrices; investigating user effects; studying uncertainty methods; co-ordinating international standard problem exercises; and organising specialist workshops. Managers and research planners in the nuclear safety field would also benefit from attending the seminar. More information is available at: www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/workshops/thicket-2008/.

Radiological protection

The NEA Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) is organising a workshop on Science and Values in Radiological Protection in Helsinki, Finland, on 15-17 January 2008. Workshop participants will seek to identify how to integrate new scientific and technological developments and socio-political considerations into the radiological protection system. Participants will include researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders. The dialogue between researchers and policy makers during the conference will help both groups understand what issues are at stake in the system of radiological protection adopted, given the evolving state of scientific knowledge and social values. Participants will also seek to identify research that can better inform the choices of decision makers who are dealing with emerging radiological protection issues. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/rp/helsinki08/.

Data Bank

JANIS-3 now available

JANIS-3, the third version of the NEA-developed nuclear data display program, is now available. JANIS is designed to facilitate the visualisation and manipulation of nuclear data. Its objective is to allow the nuclear data user to view numerical values and graphical representations without necessarily being familiar with the storage format. It offers maximum flexibility for the comparison of different nuclear data sets. The new version is delivered on a DVD containing the application along with the most important nuclear data libraries, as well as bibliographical and experimental data. To order a copy of the new version, visit www.oecd-nea.org/janis/orderform.html .

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 .

20-AUG-2007 NEA-0914 REFIT, Multi-level Resonance Parameter Least Square Fit of Neutron Transmission and Capture Data
(Arrived)
02-AUG-2007 NEA-1789 PMK2-VVER440-RESULTS, Results of the Experiments Performed in the PMK-2 Facility for VVER Safety Studies
(Now tested)
30-JUL-2007 CCC-0718 MCNP-POLIMI Version 1.0, Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code System to Simulate Time-Analysis Quantities
(Arrived)
30-JUL-2007 NEA-1760 JANIS, a Java-based Nuclear Data Display Program
(Now tested)
25-JUL-2007 PSR-0158 SAMMY, Multi-level R-Matrix Fits to Neutron and Charged-Particle Cross-Section Data Using Bayes' Equations
(Arrived)
23-JUL-2007 NEA-1706 MMRW, Canadian and early British Energy Reports on Nuclear Reactor Theory (1940-1946)
(Arrived)
20-JUL-2007 CCC-0650 DOORS, 1-,2- and 3-Dimensional Discrete-ordinates System for Deep-penetration Neutron and Photon Transport
(Arrived)
18-JUL-2007 NEA-0850 ECIS-06, Coupled Channel, Statistical Model, Schroedinger and Dirac Equation, Dispersion Relation
(Now tested)

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