Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for March 2008:

NEA publications
Nuclear safety
Radiological protection
Data Bank

NEA publications

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

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.

A Stakeholder Dialogue on the Implications of the ICRP Recommendations
Summary of the Three NEA/ICRP Conferences
ISBN 978-92-64-99033-3. 44 pages, 156 kb.

Disponible également en français :
Dialogue avec les parties prenantes sur les répercussions des recommandations de la CIPR
Synthèse des trois conférences de l'AEN/CIPR
ISBN 978-92-64-99043-2. 48 pages, 174 ko.

Vient de paraître en français :
Réglementation de la sûreté à long terme du stockage géologique
Vers une compréhension commune des objectifs principaux et des fondements des critères de sûreté
ISBN 978-92-64-99048-7. 88 pages, 3.9 mo.

Nuclear safety

Nuclear safety publications and reports Heads of the nuclear regulatory agencies of ten countries met on 4 March 2008 at the NEA to discuss progress in an important international initiative, the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP), for which the NEA had been acting as Technical Secretariat of Stage 2. During the meeting chaired by Mr. André-Claude Lacoste, Chairman of the French Nuclear Safety Authority, and following the successful completion of the MDEP pilot project launched in 2006, the regulators agreed to enter a new phase of co-operation and to launch a programme of work, including design-specific and issue-specific activities, where results are expected in the short term. Design-specific activities will draw participants from nuclear regulatory agencies of countries which are actively reviewing, or preparing to review, a specific reactor design. Issue-specific, cross-cutting activities will address specific regulatory and technical challenges like the codes and standards for nuclear power plant components, multinational vendor inspection programmes, and digital instrumentation and control standards. The NEA has been invited to continue its support for the MDEP in its role as Technical Secretariat. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/general/press/2008/2008-01.html.

 

Radiological protection

Nuclear science publications

The NEA Expert Group on the Public Health Perspective in Radiological Protection (EGPH) met on 17-18 March 2008 to discuss progress in the four survey-based case studies it is currently carrying out. The four case studies examine the following areas:

The case studies will provide input to a workshop planned for 2009 on how public health considerations may affect the application of radiological protection principles. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/rp/egph.html.

The NEA Expert Group on the Implications of ICRP Recommendations (EGIR) met on 27-28 March 2008 to review the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) document Environmental Protection: The Concept and Use of Reference Animals and Plants. This document sets out the ICRP's approach to the radiological protection of the environment and all non-human species. Initial responses to the document from EGIR members were positive, although they looked forward to the document being supplemented by a description of the overall ICRP radiological protection framework as it is intended to relate to environmental protection. More information is available at www.oecd-nea.org/rp/egir.html.

Data Bank

New computer programs available

Forthcoming workshops and seminars

27-MAR-2008 PSR-0538 P-CARES 2.0.0, Probabilistic Computer Analysis for Rapid Evaluation of Structures
(Arrived)
13-MAR-2008 NEA-1803 IFPE/IFA-585, In-Reactor Creep Behaviour of Zircaloy-2 and Zircaloy-4 under Variable Loading Conditions
(Arrived)
13-MAR-2008 NEA-1628 SUSD3D, 1-, 2-, 3-Dimensional Cross Section Sensitivity and Uncertainty Code
(Now tested)
07-MAR-2008 NEA-1683 ERANOS 2.0, Modular Code and Data System for Fast Reactor Neutronics Analyses
(Arrived)
07-MAR-2008 PSR-0352 SCAMPI, Problem-dependent Library Preprocessing in AMPX Format
(Arrived)
06-MAR-2008 CCC-0732 SCALE 5.1/ORIGEN-ARP5.1: Modular System for Criticality, Shielding, Source Term, Fuel Depletion/Decay, Reactor Physics
(Arrived)
06-MAR-2008 NEA-1716 TRIPOLI-4.3.3 & 4.4, Coupled Neutron, Photon, Electron, Positron 3-D, Time-dependent Monte Carlo, Transport Calculation
(Arrived)
05-MAR-2008 NEA-1801 ZZ VITJEFF31.BOLIB,JEFF-3.1 Multigr Coupled (199n + 42gamma) Cross-Section Library in AMPX Format for Nuclear Fission Applications
(Now tested)
03-MAR-2008 NEA-1564 EASY-2005.1, European Neutron Activation System
(Arrived)

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