Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for February 2008:

NEA publications
Nuclear safety
Nuclear science
Data Bank

NEA publications

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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.

Occupational Exposures at Nuclear Power Plants
Sixteenth Annual Report of the ISOE Programme, 2006
ISBN 978-92-64-99042-5. 120 pages, 1.3 mb.

The Regulatory Goal of Assuring Nuclear Safety
ISBN 978-92-64-99044-9. 56 pages, 333 kb.

The Role of Research in a Regulatory Context (RRRC-2)
Workshop Proceedings, Paris, France, 5 December 2007
ISBN 978-92-64-99045-6. 136 pages, 3.9 mb.

Nuclear safety

Nuclear safety publications and reports The NEA has issued a report on The Use of International Operating Experience Feedback for Improving Nuclear Safety. This report reviews existing international operating experience feedback (OEF) processes and networks, their connections with national OEF systems and provides recommendations for more effective use of international OEF to improve nuclear safety.

The NEA has also issued a report on Collection and Analysis of Common-cause Failures of Switching Devices and Circuit Breakers. This report documents a study performed as part of the international common-cause data exchange (ICDE) project. The ICDE project is the only international effort where large amounts of common-cause data from different NEA member countries are collected and analysed. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/jointproj/icde.html.

Nuclear science

Nuclear science publications The Fourth NEA Workshop on Advanced Reactors with Innovative Fuels (ARWIF 2008) was held on 20-22 February 2008 in Tsuruga and Fukui, Japan. During the opening session it was announced that the October 2008 restart of the Monju nuclear reactor had been officially approved. Workshop participants took part in discussions of reactor physics, nuclear fuel performance and material technology, reactor core behaviour and the fuel cycle of advanced reactors with different types of fuels or fuel lattices. Of particular interest to workshop participants were innovative concepts and issues for nuclear reactors and their fuel, especially fast reactors. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/science/meetings/ARWIF2008/.

Data Bank

Thermochemical Database (TDB) Project

The fourth phase of the Thermochemical Database (TDB) Project began on 1 February 2008. The initial focus during this phase of the project will be to finalise reviews of chemical thermodynamic data for inorganic compounds and complexes of thorium, iron and tin. Overall, the fourth phase of the TDB project will concentrate on:

More information on the TDB Project is available at www.oecd-nea.org/dbtdb/.

Computer program services

New computer programs available
Forthcoming workshops and seminars


  25-FEB-2008 IAEA0867 ZZ IRDF-2002, 640-Group cross-section library and spectra for dosimetry calculation in ENDF-6 format
ZZ IRDF-2002-ACE, Cross-section library and spectra for dosimetry calculation in ACE format for Monte Carlo methods
ZZ IRDF-90, 640-Group cross-section library and spectra for dosimetry calculation in ENDF-6 format
(Now tested)
  20-FEB-2008 NEA-1800 CAFDATS, Converter of angular fluxes of DORT, ANISN and TORT systems
(Arrived)
  20-FEB-2008 CCC-0601 GENII-1.485, GENII-LIN, Multi-purpose health physics code
(Now tested)
  20-FEB-2008 NEA-1210 ZZ HATCHES-18, Database for radio chemical modelling
(Now tested)
  20-FEB-2008 ESTS1678 MCSLTT, Monte Carlo simulation of light transport in tissue
(Now tested)
  20-FEB-2008 NEA-1200 ELEORBIT, 3-D simulation of electron orbits in magnetic multipole plasma source
(Now tested)
  20-FEB-2008 DLC-0224 ZZ ALBEDO-DATA, Data for the calculation of albedos from concrete, iron, lead and water for photons and neutrons
(Arrived)
  19-FEB-2008 CCC-0684 NRCDose 2.3.9, Evaluation of routine radioactive effluents from nuclear power plants
(Arrived)
  15-FEB-2008 NEA-1799 IFPE/AEKI-EDB-E110, Experimental database of E110 claddings under accident conditions
(Arrived)
  13-FEB-2008 IAEA1385 CITOPP,CITMOD,CITWI, Processing codes for CITATION code
(Now tested)
  13-FEB-2008 PSR-0541 KENO2MCNP, Version 5L, Conversion of input data between KENOV.a and MCNP file formats
(Arrived)
  13-FEB-2008 IAEA1420 ZZ ADS-LIB/V1.0, Test library for accelerator-driven systems
(Now tested)
  13-FEB-2008 NEA-1755 SCIP, Radioactive surface contamination investigation program
(Now tested)
  13-FEB-2008 IAEA1413 PGAA-IAEA, Database for prompt gamma ray neutron activation analysis
(Now tested)

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