<![CDATA[NEA publications]]> /tools/publication Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 contact@oecd-nea.org (OECD Nuclear Energy Agency) Copyright 2019 OECD/NEA /tools/images/nea.jpg <![CDATA[NEA publications]]> /tools/publication NEA Framework en-gb http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 1440 <![CDATA[Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 101 – Volume 2/2018]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7427 7427 Feature articles and studies in this issue include: “The impact of the major nuclear power plant accidents on the international legal framework for nuclear power”; “Today is yesterday’s pupil: Reactor licence renewal in the United States”; and “Euratom competence in the areas of nuclear security and nuclear safety: An impossible parallel?”.]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[NEA News Vol. 36.2]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7402 7402
Topics covered in this issue of NEA News include: Perspectives on nuclear data activities at the Data Bank: Enhancing the validation function; An NEA State-of-the-Art Report on Accident-Tolerant Fuels; Country-Specific Safety Culture Forum in Sweden; 2018 NEA International Mentoring Workshops; NEA International Radiological Protection School (IRPS): Preparing tomorrow’s radiological protection leaders; and Nuclear Law Bulletin: 50 years of legal scholarship. This issue of NEA News also includes a guest editorial by Bernard Boullis, Advisor to France’s High Commissioner for Atomic Energy, on Science and Radioactive Waste Management.

A special thank you to the contributors to this edition of NEA News: Franco Michel-Sendis, Luca Fiorito, Michael Fleming, Kemal Pasamehmetoglu, Shannon Bragg-Sitton, Marie Moatti, Masaki Kurata, Davide Costa, Pascale Bourassa, Kamishan Martin, Yeonhee Hah, Tomoyuki Saito, Olvido Guzmán, Edward Lazo, Kimberly Nick and Bernard Boullis.]]>
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The Costs of Decarbonisation]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7299 7299 This study assesses the costs of alternative low-carbon electricity systems capable of achieving strict carbon emission reductions consistent with the aims of the Paris Agreement. It analyses several deep decarbonisation scenarios to reach the same stringent carbon emission target but characterised by different shares of variable renewable technologies, hydroelectric power and nuclear energy.]]> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments – DVD]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7360 7360 The 2018 edition contains data evaluated criticality safety benchmark data in nine volumes that span over 70 000 pages. The handbook contains 567 evaluations with benchmark specifications for 4 916 critical, near-critical or subcritical configurations, 45 criticality alarm placement/shielding configurations with multiple dose points for each, and 215 configurations that have been categorised as fundamental physics measurements that are relevant to criticality safety applications.]]> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments – DVD]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7361 7361 The 2018 edition contains data from 159 different experimental series that were performed at 54 different nuclear facilities. Some 156 of the 159 evaluations are published as approved benchmarks. The remaining five evaluations are published as draft documents only. All draft documents were reviewed by the International Reactor Physics Evaluation (IRPhE) Technical Review Group (TRG). Example calculations are presented; however, these calculations do not constitute validation or endorsement of the codes or cross section data. The IRPhE project is patterned after the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) and is closely co-ordinated with the ICSBEP. Some benchmark data are applicable to both nuclear criticality safety and reactor physics technology. Some have already been evaluated and published by the ICSBEP, but have been extended to include other types of measurements besides the critical configuration.]]> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Nuclear Energy Data 2018]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7416 7416
This publication contains "StatLinks". For each StatLink, the reader will find a URL which leads them to the corresponding spreadsheet.

Les Donnees sur l'energie nucleaire, compilation annuelle de statistiques et de rapports nationaux preparee par l'Agence de l'OCDE pour l'energie nucleaire, presentent la situation de l'energie nucleaire dans les pays membres de l'AEN et dans la zone de l'OCDE. Les informations communiquees par les gouvernements comprennent des statistiques sur la production d'electricite totale et nucleaire, les capacites et les besoins du cycle du combustible et, lorsqu'elles sont disponibles, des projections jusqu'en 2035. Les rapports nationaux presentent brievement les politiques energetiques, la situation des programmes electronucleaires et ceux du cycle du combustible. En 2017, l'energie nucleaire a continue de fournir des quantites importantes d'electricite en base faiblement carbonee, et ce dans un contexte de forte concurrence avec les combustibles fossiles bon marche et les energies renouvelables. Les pays decides a inclure ou conserver le nucleaire dans leur bouquet energetique ont poursuivi leurs projets de deploiement ou d'augmentation de leur puissance nucleaire installee. Ainsi, des projets de construction progressent en Finlande, en Hongrie, au Royaume-Uni et en Turquie. De plus amples informations sur ces evolutions et d'autres developpements sont fournies 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.]]>
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Uranium 2018: Resources, Production and Demand]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7413 7413
This 27th edition of the "Red Book", a recognised world reference on uranium jointly prepared by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), provides analyses and information from 41 producing and consuming countries in order to address these and other questions. The present edition provides the most recent review of world uranium market fundamentals and presents data on global uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements. It offers updated information on established uranium production centres and mine development plans, as well as projections of nuclear generating capacity and reactor-related requirements through 2035, in order to address long-term uranium supply and demand issues.]]>
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Metadata for Radioactive Waste Management]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7378 7378
Metadata and associated tools and techniques play a crucial role in modern data and information management. The Radioactive Waste Repository Metadata Management (RepMet) initiative has prepared the first international study on the application of metadata to the field of radioactive waste management. This report introduces the concept of metadata, explains how metadata can help to facilitate data management, and gives advice on the issues arising when developing metadata within radioactive waste management programmes. It is aimed at readers looking to obtain a highlevel overview of metadata, and associated tools and techniques, and the strategic importance they can play in Radioactive Waste Management Organisations (RWMOs).]]>
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 94 - Volume 2/2014]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7184 7184
Ce numero inclut notamment les articles suivants : « Faciliter l'entree en vigueur et la mise en oeuvre de l'amendement de la Convention sur la protection physique des matières nucléaires : observations, enjeux et bénéfices » ; « La situation juridique de l'énergie nucléaire en Allemagne » ; « Défis pour l'industrie de l'assurance après la modernisation du régime international de responsabilité civile nucléaire » ; « Projet de loi fédérale de la Fédération de Russie « La responsabilité civile pour dommages nucléaires et sa garantie financière »]]>
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The Full Costs of Electricity Provision - Extended Summary]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7437 7437
Accounting for these social costs in order to establish the full costs of electricity provision is difficult, yet such costs are too important to be disregarded in the context of the energy transitions currently under way in OECD and NEA countries. This report draws on evidence from a large number of studies concerning the social costs of electricity and identifies proven instruments for internalising them so as to improve overall welfare.

The results outlined in the report should lead to new and more comprehensive research on the full costs of electricity, which in turn would allow policy makers and the public to make better informed decisions along the path towards fully sustainable electricity systems.]]>
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Measuring Employment Generated by the Nuclear Power Sector]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7204 7204 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[2018 NEA International Mentoring Workshops]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7454 7454 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Proceedings of the Fifth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-5) Workshop]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7442 7442 The workshop was an interactive experience structured around invited presentations, moderated discussions and breakout groups that addressed the four broad topics of communication and information sharing with other countries and international partners; cross-border and international co-ordination of protective actions; mid- and long-term aspects of recovery; and connections with the work of other international organisations and networks. These proceedings provide a summary of the proposals and recommendations for future work in emergency management.]]> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[State-of-the-Art Report on Light Water Reactor Accident-Tolerant Fuels]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7317 7317 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Nuclear Power Plant Operating Experience]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7448 7448 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Swedish version of Country-Specific Safety Culture Forum: Sweden]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7445 7445 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Country-Specific Safety Culture Forum: Sweden]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7420 7420 human aspects of nuclear safety are as important as any technical issue that may arise in
the course of nuclear operations. The international nuclear community can work together to
identify and address issues associated with components and systems and compare operational
experiences, but identifying how human behaviour affects safety and the best approaches to
examine this behaviour from country to country remains less common.
Practical experience has nevertheless shown that there are important differences in how people
work together and communicate across borders. People’s behaviours, attitudes and values
do not stop at the gate of a nuclear installation, and awareness of the systemic nature of
culture and its deeper aspects, such as the dynamics of how values and assumptions influence
behaviours, continues to evolve.
The NEA safety culture forum was created to gain a better understanding of how the national
context affects safety culture in a given country and how operators and regulators perceive
these effects in their day-to-day activities. The ultimate goal is to ensure safe nuclear operations.
The first NEA safety culture forum – a collaborative effort between the Nuclear Energy Agency
(NEA), the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the Swedish Radiation Safety
Authority (SSM) – was held in Sweden in early 2018. This report outlines the process used to
conduct the forum, reveals findings from the discussions and invites the nuclear community to
further reflect and take action.]]>
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Brochure AEN]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7440 7440 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[NEA brochure]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7447 7447 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[NEA brochure]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7139 7139 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Experience from the Fifth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-5)]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7379 7379 The Fifth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-5) was developed specifically in response to member countries' desire to test and demonstrate the value of changes put in place following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. Exercise objectives focused on notification, communication and interfaces related to catastrophic events involving ionising radiation and/or radioactive material. The exercise was held during 2015 and 2016, with 22 countries participating in the exercise.
This report summarises the major evaluation outcomes of the national and regional exercises, policy level outcomes, recommendations and follow-up activities emerging from INEX-5 and the discussions at the INEX-5 International Workshop. A set of key needs were identified in areas such as real-time communication and information sharing among countries and international partners, improving cross-border and international co-ordination of protective measures and considering the mental health impacts on populations when implementing protective measures.]]>
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7443 7443 Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[NEA News Vol. 36.1]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7430 7430
Topics covered in this issue of NEA News include: Fukushima reconstruction: Society, economy and community; The Transient Reactor Test (TREAT) Facility: A new era in fuel safety research; The Full Costs of Electricity Provision: A new NEA report; Insights into the global uranium market; and Progress towards an all hazards approach to emergency preparedness and response. This edition of NEA News also includes the NEA Director General William D. Magwood, IV's opening remarks at the NEA 60th Anniversary High Level Session in April 2018.

A special thank you to the contributors to this edition of NEA News: David Broussard, David Chichester, Aleshia Duncan, Kentaro Funaki, Luminita Grancea, Olvido Guzman, Colby Jensen, Jan Horst Keppler, Edward Lazo, Vladimir Lebedev, Ichiro Otsuka, Daniel Wachs, Nicolas Woolstenhulme.]]>
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 100 – Volume 1/2018]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7367 7367 the field of nuclear law. It provides readers with authoritative and comprehensive information on nuclear
law developments. Published free online twice a year in both English and French, it features topical
articles written by renowned legal experts, covers legislative developments worldwide and reports on
relevant case law, bilateral and international agreements as well as regulatory activities of international
organisations.

Feature articles and studies in this issue include: "Legal challenges to the operation of nuclear reactors
in Japan"; "Inside nuclear baseball: Reflections on the development of the safety conventions"; and "The
Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme in the United Arab Emirates: Background and history".]]>
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[International School of Nuclear Law]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7435 7435 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[2017 AEN Rapport annuel]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7405 7405 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Preparing for Decommissioning during Operation and after Final Shutdown]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7374 7374 The aim of this report is to inform regulatory bodies, policy makers and planners about the relevant aspects and activities that should begin during the last years of operation and following the end of operation. Compiling lessons learnt from experiences and good practices in NEA member countries, the report supports the further optimisation of transition strategies, activities and measures that will ensure adequate preparation for decommissioning and dismantling.]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Microbial Influence on the Performance of Subsurface, Salt-Based Radioactive Waste Repositories]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7387 7387 and overseeing the characterisation of rock salt as a potential host rock for deep
geological repositories. This extensive evaluation of deep geological settings is aimed
at determining ? through a multidisciplinary approach ? whether specific sites are
suitable for radioactive waste disposal. Studying the microbiology of granite, basalt,
tuff, and clay formations in both Europe and the United States has been an important
part of this investigation, and much has been learnt about the potential influence
of microorganisms on repository performance, as well as about deep subsurface
microbiology in general. Some uncertainty remains, however, around the effects of
microorganisms on salt-based repository performance. Using available information
on the microbial ecology of hypersaline environments, the bioenergetics of survival
under high ionic strength conditions and studies related to repository microbiology,
this report summarises the potential role of microorganisms in salt-based radioactive
waste repositories.]]>
Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[2017 NEA Annual Report]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7404 7404 Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[The Full Costs of Electricity Provision]]> http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7298 7298
Accounting for these social costs in order to establish the full costs of electricity provision is difficult, yet such costs are too important to be disregarded in the context of the energy transitions currently under way in OECD and NEA countries. This report draws on evidence from a large number of studies concerning the social costs of electricity and identifies proven instruments for internalising them so as to improve overall welfare.

The results outlined in the report should lead to new and more comprehensive research on the full costs of electricity, which in turn would allow policy makers and the public to make better informed decisions along the path towards fully sustainable electricity systems.]]>
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200