<![CDATA[NEA publications]]> //www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200 contact@oecd-nea.org (OECD Nuclear Energy Agency) Copyright 2015 OECD/NEA //www.oecd-nea.org/tools/images/nea.jpg <![CDATA[NEA publications]]> //www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication NEA Framework en-gb http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 1440 <![CDATA[Handbook on Lead-bismuth Eutectic Alloy and Lead Properties, Materials Compatibility, Thermal-hydraulics and Technologies]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7268 7268
In 2007, a first edition of the handbook was published to provide deeper insight into the properties and experimental results in relation to lead and lead-bismuth eutectic technology and establish a common database. This handbook remains a reference and is a valuable tool for designers and researchers with an interest in heavy liquid metals.

The 2015 edition includes updated data resulting from various national and international R&D programmes and contains new experimental data to help understand some important phenomena such as liquid metal embrittlement and turbulent heat transfer in a fuel bundle. The handbook provides an overview of liquid lead and lead-bismuth eutectic properties, materials compatibility and testing issues, key aspects of thermal-hydraulics and existing facilities, as well as perspectives for future R&D.]]>
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[NEA News Vol. 33 No. 1]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7241 7241 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Nuclear New Build: Insights into Financing and Project Management]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7195 7195
It focuses on the most important challenges of building a new nuclear power plant, namely assembling the conditions necessary to successfully finance and manage highly complex construction processes and their supply chains. Different projects have chosen different paths, but they nonetheless share a number of features. Financing capital-intensive nuclear new build projects requires, for example, the long-term stabilisation of electricity prices whether through tariffs, power purchase agreements or contracts for difference. In construction, the global convergence of engineering codes and quality standards would also promote both competition and public confidence. In addition, change management, early supply chain planning and "soft issues" such as leadership, team building and trust have emerged over and again as key factors in the new build construction process. This report looks at ongoing trends in these areas and possible ways forward.]]>
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Annual Report 2014]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7238 7238 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Introduction of Thorium in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7224 7224 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Rapport Annuel 2014]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7239 7239 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[The Practice of Cost Estimation for Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7237 7237 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7258 7258
The International Reactor Physics Experiment Evaluation (IRPhE) Project was initiated as a pilot activity in 1999 by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.]]>
Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[AEN Infos, Vol 32.1-32.2]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7240 7240 Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 94]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7183 7183 Feature articles in this issue include "Facilitating the entry into force and implementation of the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material: Observations, challenges and benefits"; "The legal status of nuclear power in Germany"; "Challenges facing the insurance industry since the modernisation of the international nuclear third party liability regime"; "Draft Federal Act of the Russian Federation, 'The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and its Financial Security'".]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Review of Integral Experiments for Minor Actinide Management]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7222 7222
This report focuses on nuclear data requirements for minor actinide management, the review of existing integral data and the determination of required experimental work, the identification of bottlenecks and possible solutions, and the recommendation of an action programme for international co-operation.]]>
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 93]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7182 7182 Le Bulletin de droit nucleaire est une publication internationale unique en son genre destinee aux juristes et aux universitaires en droit nucleaire. Ses abonnes beneficient d?informations exhaustives qui font autorite sur les developpements qui touchent ce droit. Publie deux fois par an en anglais et en francais, il propose des articles thematiques rediges par des experts juridiques renommes, rend compte du developpement des legislations a travers le monde et presente la jurisprudence et les accords bilateraux et multilateraux pertinents ainsi que les activites reglementaires des organisations internationales.

Les principaux articles de ce numero portent sur : " Les progres vers un regime mondial de responsabilite civile nucleaire " ; " La Convention sur la reparation complementaire des dommages nucleaires et participation des pays en developpement : Perspective de l'Afrique du Sud " ; " L'energie de fusion et la responsabilite civile nucleaire " ; et " L'energie nucleaire et la societe indienne : Participation du public, evaluation des risques et cadre juridique ".]]>
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Technology Roadmap: Nuclear Energy]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7257 7257 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[NEA News, No. 32-1/32-2]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7176 7176 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7231 7231
This handbook contains criticality safety benchmark specifications that have been derived from experiments performed at various critical facilities around the world. The benchmark specifications are intended for use by criticality safety engineers to validate calculation techniques used to establish minimum subcritical margins for operations with fissile material and to determine criticality alarm requirements and placement. Many of the specifications are also useful for nuclear data testing. Example calculations are presented; however, these calculations do not constitute a validation of the codes or cross-section data.

The evaluated criticality safety benchmark data are given in nine volumes. These volumes span approximately 67?000 pages and contain 561 evaluations with benchmark specifications for 4?839 critical, near-critical or subcritical configurations, 24 criticality alarm placement/shielding configurations with multiple dose points for each and 207?configurations that have been categorised as fundamental physics measurements that are relevant to criticality safety applications.

New to the handbook are benchmark specifications for subcritical measurements of a nickel-reflected, plutonium-metal sphere performed at the National Criticality Experiments Research Center (NCERC) by experimenters at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2012. A photograph of this experiment is shown on the front cover.]]>
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[State-of-the-art Report on Innovative Fuels for Advanced Nuclear Systems]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=6895 6895
This report compares recent studies of fuels containing minor actinides for use in advanced nuclear systems. The studies review different fuels for several types of advanced reactors by examining various technical issues associated with fabrication, characterisation, irradiation performance, design and safety criteria, as well as technical maturity.]]>
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Nuclear Energy Data 2014/Données sur l'énergie nucléaire 2014]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7197 7197
This publication contains "StatLinks". For each StatLink, the reader will find a URL which leads to the corresponding spreadsheet. These links work in the same way as an Internet link.

Les Donnees sur l'energie nucleaire, compilation annuelle de statistiques et de rapports nationaux de l'Agence de l'OCDE pour l'energie nucleaire, presente la situation de l'energie nucleaire dans les pays de l'OCDE. Les informations communiquees par les pouvoirs publics des pays membres de l'OCDE comprennent des statistiques sur la puissance nucleaire installee et sur la production d'electricite totale et nucleaire, les politiques nucleaires et les evolutions du cycle du combustible ainsi que, lorsqu'elles sont disponibles, des projections jusqu'en 2035 de la puissance nucleaire installee et de la production d'electricite. En 2013, la production totale d'electricite des centrales nucleaires ainsi que la part du nucleaire dans la production d'electricite sont restees stables malgre les mises a l'arret de tous les reacteurs japonais, intervenues progressivement jusqu'a septembre, et la mise a l'arret definitif de six reacteurs dans la zone de l'OCDE. Les pays decides a conserver le nucleaire dans leur mix energetique ont poursuivi leurs projets d'augmentation de la puissance nucleaire installee. Le developpement de centres de stockages en couche geologique profonde pour le combustible use a lui aussi progresse, la premiere installation de ce type devant entrer en exploitation en Finlande au debut des annees 2020. Le lecteur trouvera de plus amples informations sur ces evolutions et d'autres developpements dans les nombreux tableaux, graphiques et rapports nationaux que contient cet ouvrage.

Cette publication contient des < StatLinks >. Fonctionnant comme un lien internet, un StatLink fournit l'acces a la feuille de calcul correspondante.]]>
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Guide for International Peer Reviews of Decommissioning Cost Studies for Nuclear Facilities]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7190 7190 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Uranium 2014: Resources, Production and Demand - Executive Summary]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7210 7210 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Uranium 2014 : Ressources, production et demande - Synthèse]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7211 7211 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 93]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7181 7181
Feature articles in this issue include: "Progress towards a global nuclear liability regime"; "The Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage and participation by developing countries: A South African perspective"; "Fusion energy and nuclear liability considerations"; and "Nuclear energy and Indian society: Public engagement, risk assessment and legal frameworks".]]>
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Uranium 2014: Resources, Production and Demand]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7209 7209 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 92]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7155 7155
Les principaux articles de ce numéro portent sur : « Extraction et production d’uranium : le point de vue d’une juriste sur la réglementation d’une ressource importante » ; « La législation nucléaire turque : les évolutions d'un nouvel entrant sur la scène nucléaire » ; et « Le droit nucléaire et le droit de l’environnement dans les procédures d’autorisation des installations nucléaires ».]]>
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Nuclear Site Remediation and Restoration during Decommissioning of Nuclear Installations]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7192 7192 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Perceptions and Realities in Modern Uranium Mining – Extended Summary]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7063 7063 Managing Environmental and Health Impacts of Uranium Mining provides a brief outline of the driving forces behind the significant evolution of uranium mining practices from the time that uranium was first mined for military purposes until today.]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[L'extraction d'uranium aujourd'hui : perceptions et réalités – Résumé détaillé]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7064 7064 Managing Environmental and Health Impacts of Uranium Mining présente un aperçu des facteurs qui ont conduit à une évolution significative de ces pratiques depuis les premières extractions à des fins militaires jusqu'à nos jours.]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[R&D and Innovation Needs for Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7191 7191 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[The Characteristics of an Effective Nuclear Regulator]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7185 7185
Effective organisations are those that have good leadership and are able to transform strategic direction into operational programmes. Effectiveness is about how well the organisation is achieving its fundamental purpose -- in the case of a nuclear safety regulator, ensuring that licensees operate their facilities and discharge their obligations in a safe manner.

This regulatory guidance booklet describes the characteristics of an effective nuclear safety regulator in terms of roles and responsibilities, principles and attributes. Each of the characteristics discussed in this report is a necessary feature of an effective nuclear safety regulator but no one characteristic is sufficient on its own. It is the combination of these characteristics that leads to the effectiveness of a nuclear regulatory body. The report provides a unique resource to countries with existing, mature regulators and can be used for benchmarking as well as training and developing staff. It will also be useful for new entrant countries in the process of developing and maintaining an effective nuclear safety regulator.]]>
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7173 7173
This handbook contains reactor physics benchmark specifications that have been derived from experiments that were performed at nuclear facilities around the world. The benchmark specifications are intended for use by reactor designers, safety analysts and nuclear data evaluators to validate calculation techniques and data. Example calculations are presented; they do not constitute a validation or endorsement of the codes or cross-section data.

The 2014 edition of the International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments contains data from 135 experimental series that were performed at 48 reactor facilities. A total of 131 of the 135 evaluations are published as approved benchmarks. The remaining four evaluations are published as draft documents only.

New to the handbook are benchmark specifications for selected measurements from the VENUS-7 series that were performed in the zero power VENUS reactor at SCK•CEN, Mol (Belgium) as part of the “Plutonium Recycle Programme”.]]>
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Rapport annuel 2013]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7175 7175 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200