Recent Publications


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International Evaluation Co-operation (Vol. 31) (2014)
Meeting Nuclear Data Needs for Advanced Reactor Systems (Volume 31)
International Evaluation Co-operation (Vol. 33) (2013)
Methods and Issues for the Combined Use of Integral Experiments and Covariance Data (Volume 33)
Minor Actinide Burning in Thermal Reactors (2013)
A Report by the Working Party on Scientific Issues of Reactor Systems

Detailed publication list

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福島第一原子力発電所事故 OECD/NEA原子力安全の対応と教訓
要旨
Japanese, 8 pages, published: 03/17/14
NEA#7217
Volume of the series: Nuclear Safety
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/pub/2014/7217-fukushima-es-jp-2014.pdf
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福島第一原子力発電所事故 OECD/NEA原子力安全の対応と教訓
Japanese, published: 03/17/14
NEA#7218
Volume of the series: Nuclear Safety
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/pub/2014/7217-fukushima-jp-2014.pdf

Other language(s):
- English: The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: OECD/NEA Nuclear Safety Response and Lessons Learnt 
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International Evaluation Co-operation (Vol. 31)
Meeting Nuclear Data Needs for Advanced Reactor Systems (Volume 31)
English, 113 pages, published: 02/15/14
NEA#7216
Volume of the series: Nuclear Science
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/science/wpec/volume31/volume31.pdf

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International Evaluation Co-operation (Vol. 33)
Methods and Issues for the Combined Use of Integral Experiments and Covariance Data (Volume 33)
English, 178 pages, published: 12/20/13
NEA#7171
Volume of the series: Nuclear Science
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/science/wpec/volume33/volume33.pdf
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Chemical Thermodynamics of Iron, Part I, Volume 13a
English, 1124 pages, published: 12/13/13
NEA#6355
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/dbtdb/pubs/6355-vol13a-iron.pdf
This volume is the 13th in the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) "Chemical Thermodynamics" series. It is the first part of a critical review of the thermodynamic properties of iron, its solid compounds and aqueous complexes, initiated as part of the NEA Thermochemical Database Project Phase III (TDB III). The database system developed at the OECD/NEA Data Bank ensures consistency not only within the recommended data sets of iron, but also among all the data sets published in the series. This volume will be of particular interest to scientists carrying out performance assessments of deep geological disposal sites for radioactive waste.
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Nuclear Energy Data 2013/Données sur l'énergie nucléaire 2013
Bilingual, 92 pages, published: 12/03/13
NEA#7162
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/ndd/pubs/2013/7162-bb-2013.pdf
Nuclear Energy Data is the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency's annual compilation of statistics and country reports documenting the status of nuclear power in the OECD area. Information provided by member country governments includes statistics on installed generating capacity, total electricity produced by all sources and by nuclear power, nuclear energy policies and fuel cycle developments, as well as projected generating capacity and electricity production to 2035, where available. Total electricity generation at nuclear power plants and the share of electricity production from nuclear power plants declined in 2012 as a result of operational issues at some facilities and suspended operation at all but two reactors in Japan. Nuclear safety was further strengthened in 2012 following safety reviews prompted by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. Governments committed to maintaining nuclear power in the energy mix pursued initiatives to increase nuclear generating capacity. In Turkey, plans were finalised for the construction of the first four reactors for commercial electricity production. Further details on these and other developments are provided in the publication's numerous tables, graphs and country reports.

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, la production d'electricite totale et nucleaire, les politiques nucleaires, les evolutions du cycle du combustible ainsi que, lorsqu'elles sont disponibles, des projections jusqu'en 2035 de la puissance nucleaire et de la production d'electricite. En 2012, la production totale d'electricite des centrales nucleaires mais aussi la part du nucleaire dans la production d'electricite ont diminue en raison de problemes d'exploitation rencontres par certaines installations et de la mise a l'arret de tous les reacteurs japonais sauf deux. A l'issue des reexamens de la surete entrepris apres l'accident de Fukushima Daiichi, la surete nucleaire s'est renforcee en 2012. Les pays decides a conserver le nucleaire dans leur mix energetique ont avance dans leurs projets d'augmentation de la puissance nucleaire installee. La Turquie a mis la derniere main au projet de construction de ses quatre premiers reacteurs destines a la production d'electricite. 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.
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Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 91
Volume 2013/1
Français, 216 pages, published: 11/21/13
NEA#7153, ISSN: 0304-3428
Cost: 125, US$ 166, £ 99, ¥ 16000

Other language(s):
- English: Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 91 
Le Bulletin de droit nucléaire est une publication internationale unique en son genre destinée aux juristes et aux universitaires en droit nucléaire. Ses abonnés bénéficient d’informations exhaustives qui font autorité sur les développements qui touchent ce droit. Publié deux fois par an en anglais et en français, il propose des articles thématiques rédigés par des experts juridiques renommés, rend compte du développement des législations à travers le monde et présente la jurisprudence et les accords bilatéraux et multilatéraux pertinents ainsi que les activités réglementaires des organisations internationales.

Les principaux articles de ce numéro portent sur : « La réponse à l’accident de Fukushima Daiichi : le rôle de la Convention sur la sûreté nucléaire dans le renforcement du cadre juridique de la sûreté nucléaire » ; « La protection suffisante après Fukushima : l’élément stable d’un monde changeant » ; « Internationaliser davantage pour améliorer la sûreté ? Action concertée contre souveraineté nationale » et ; « Compte-rendu spécial de la Deuxième réunion annuelle de l'Association de droit nucléaire, ‘Le secteur de l'énergie nucléaire en Inde : opportunités commerciales et défis juridiques’, 2 mars 2013, Mumbai, Inde ».
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Minor Actinide Burning in Thermal Reactors
A Report by the Working Party on Scientific Issues of Reactor Systems
English, 82 pages, published: 11/18/13
NEA#6997
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/science/pubs/2013/6997-minor-actinide.pdf
This publication provides an introduction to minor actinide nuclear properties and discusses some of the arguments in favour of minor actinide recycling, as well as the potential role of thermal reactors in this regard. Various technical issues and challenges are examined from the fuel cycle, operations, fuel designs, core management and safety/dynamics responses to safety and economics. The focus of this report is on the general conclusions of recent research that could be applied to thermal reactors. Further research and development needs are also considered, with summaries of findings and recommendations for the direction of future R&D efforts.
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The Economics of the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
English, 188 pages, published: 10/23/13
NEA#7061
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/ndd/pubs/2013/7061-ebenfc.pdf

Other language(s):
- English: The Economics of the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle - Executive Summary 
- Français: Economie de l'aval du cycle du combustible nucléaire - Synthèse 
The feasibility and costs of spent nuclear fuel management and the consequent disposal of ultimate waste continue to be the subject of public debate in many countries, with particular concern often expressed over the lack of progress in implementing final disposal. Uncertainties about back-end costs and the financial risks associated with management of the back end have also been singled out as possible deterrents to investment in new nuclear power plants.

This report offers an appraisal of economic issues and methodologies for the management of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste from commercial power reactors. It includes a review of different back-end options and current policies and practices, with a focus on the cost estimates for these options and the funding mechanisms in place or under consideration in OECD/NEA countries. A generic economic assessment of high-level estimates of back-end cost impacts on fuel cycle costs is undertaken for selected idealised scenarios, by means of a simple static model. Sensitivity analyses are conducted for the evaluation of uncertainties in major components and the identification of cost drivers. Since factors other than economics are an important part of the decision-making process, an analysis of the influence of key qualitative parameters in the selection of back-end strategies is also presented in this report.
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The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
English, 8 pages, published: 10/21/13
NEA#7139
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/pub/nea-brief.pdf

Other language(s):
- Français: L'Agence de l'OCDE pour l'énergie nucléaire 
- Chinese: 经济合作与发展组织核能署 
- Russian: Агентство по ядерной энергии ОЭСР 
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Status Report on Structural Materials for Advanced Nuclear Systems
English, 107 pages, published: 10/21/13
NEA#6409
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/science/pubs/2013/6409-sr-smans.pdf
Materials performance is critical to the safe and economic operation of any nuclear system. As the international community pursues the development of Generation IV reactor concepts and accelerator-driven transmutation systems, it will be increasingly necessary to develop advanced materials capable of tolerating the more challenging environments of these new systems. The international community supports numerous materials research programmes, with each country determining its individual focus on a case-by-case basis. In many instances, similar alloys of materials systems are being studied in several countries, providing the opportunity for collaborative and cross-cutting research that benefits different systems.

This report is a snapshot of the current materials programmes supporting the development of advanced concepts. The descriptions of the research are grouped by concept, and national programmes are described within each concept. The report provides an overall sense of the importance of materials research worldwide and the opportunities for synergy among the countries represented in this overview.
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AEN Infos vol. 30.2-31.1
Français, published: 10/14/13
NEA#7165, ISSN: 1605-959X
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/nea-news/2013/30-2-31-1/aen-infos-30-2-31-1.pdf

Other language(s):
- English: NEA News No. 30.2-31.1