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NEA News is the professional journal of the NEA. It features articles on the latest nuclear energy issues concerning the economic and technical aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear safety and regulation, radioactive waste management, radiation protection, nuclear science and nuclear legislation. Each issue provides facts and opinions on nuclear energy, an update of NEA activities, and a brief presentation of new NEA publications and other NEA news.

2007 Volume 25, No. 2


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Editorial - Luis E. Echávarri, NEA Director-General

Nuclear energy risks and benefits in perspective
Energy demand, rising prices, security of supply, climate change... these are major issues facing today’s energy policy makers. In response, the NEA has recently published a study on Risks and Benefits of Nuclear Energy in order to provide these policy makers with authoritative information in support of their decision making. The study has also provided much of the basis for this article.


Management of recyclable fissile and fertile materials
The possibility of recycling fuel is a very attractive – and nearly unique – feature of nuclear energy systems. The fissile and fertile materials contained in spent nuclear fuels and enrichment plant tails,
for example, may be retrieved and re-used to provide additional energy. Doing so also reduces the amount and radiotoxicity of waste that will ultimately need to be sent to repositories.


NEA updates

Geological disposal: key observations and lessons learnt
The impact of financing schemes and income taxes on electricity generation costs
Radiological protection at the NEA: 50 years and thriving
The International School of Nuclear Law
International Standard Problem ISP-47 on Containment Thermal-hydraulics
Update on the Generation IV International Forum
NEA joint projects
Progress in the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP)

New publications

Catalogue of new NEA publications