Recent Publications


Alphabetical list of titles
Experience from the Fifth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-5) (2018)
Notification, Communication and Interfaces Related to Catastrophic Events Involving Ionising Radiation and/or Radioactive Materials
NEA brochure (2018)
(Chinese version - 经合组织核能署)
Nuclear Power Plant Operating Experience (2018)
from the IAEA/NEA International Reporting System for Operating Experience 2012–2014
Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (2018)
R&D Priorities for Loss-of-Cooling and Loss-of-Coolant Accidents in Spent Nuclear Fuel Pools

Detailed publication list

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2018 NEA International Mentoring Workshops
English, 16 pages, published: 10/23/18
NEA#7454
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/hans/pubs/2018/7454-mentoring-workshops-2018.pdf
The NEA mentoring workshops are in line with the initiatives being undertaken by countries around the world to ensure that expertise is maintained in highly technical areas such as nuclear safety, radiological protection and other critical disciplines. Capacity-building efforts focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields need to be sustained and reinforced – particularly those aimed at young women, who are significantly under-represented in many areas. It is in this spirit that the NEA partnered with Japan’s National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) in 2017 to organise its first International Mentoring Workshop in Science and Engineering, on 25-26 July 2017 in Chiba, Japan. The success of this first workshop has led to the organisation of two additional workshops in 2018, both of which are introduced in this brochure – one in Tokyo, Japan, and the other in Ávila, Spain. These workshops are a clear manifestation of the NEA’s commitment to maintaining, and further strengthening, its momentum in encouraging a future generation of female leaders in science and engineering fields.
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Brochure AEN
Français, published: 09/12/18
NEA#7440
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/pub/aen-bref.pdf
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Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 94 - Volume 2/2014
Français, published: 11/20/18
NEA#7184
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/law/nlbfr/nlb94-fr.pdf

Other language(s):
- English: Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 94 
Le Bulletin de droit nucleaire est une publication internationale unique en son genre destinee aux
juristes et aux universitaires en droit nucleaire. Ses lecteurs beneficient d?informations exhaustives
qui font autorite sur les developpements qui touchent ce droit. Publie gratuitement en ligne 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.
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 matieres nucleaires : observations,
enjeux et benefices > ; < La situation juridique de l?energie nucleaire en Allemagne > ; < Defis pour
l?industrie de l?assurance apres la modernisation du regime international de responsabilite civile
nucleaire > ; < Projet de loi federale de la Federation de Russie ? La responsabilite civile pour dommages
nucleaires et sa garantie financiere ? >.
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Country-Specific Safety Culture Forum: Sweden
English, published: 09/13/18
NEA#7420
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/hans/pubs/2018/7420-cssc-sweden.pdf

Other language(s):
- Swedish: Swedish version of Country-Specific Safety Culture Forum: Sweden
One of the many important lessons learnt about nuclear safety over the years has been that
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.
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Experience from the Fifth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-5)
Notification, Communication and Interfaces Related to Catastrophic Events Involving Ionising Radiation and/or Radioactive Materials
English, published: 09/07/18
NEA#7379
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/rp/pubs/2018/7379-inex-5.pdf
The NEA has a long tradition of expertise in the area of nuclear emergency policy, planning, preparedness and management. Through its activities in this field, it offers member countries unbiased assistance on nuclear preparedness matters, with a view to facilitating improvements in nuclear emergency preparedness strategies and response at the international level. A central approach to this has been the preparation and conduct of the International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX) series.
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.
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International School of Nuclear Law
English, published: 06/28/18
NEA#7435
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.orghttps://www.oecd-/law/isnl/docs/isnl_brochure2018.pdf
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Measuring Employment Generated by the Nuclear Power Sector
English, published: 10/25/18
NEA#7204
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/ndd/pubs/2018/7204-employment-nps.pdf
The nuclear energy sector employs a considerable workforce around the world, and with nuclear power projected to grow in countries with increasing electricity demand, corresponding jobs in the nuclear power sector will also grow. Using the most available macroeconomic model to determine total employment – the "input/output" model – the Nuclear Energy Agency and International Atomic Energy Agency collaborated to measure direct, indirect and induced employment from the nuclear power sector in a national economy. The results indicate that direct employment during site preparation and construction of a single unit 1 000 megawatt-electric advanced light water reactor at any point in time for 10 years is approximately 1 200 professional and construction staff, or about 12 000 labour years. For 50 years of operation, approximately 600 administrative, operation and maintenance, and permanently contracted staff are employed annually, or about 30 000 labour years. For up to 10 years of decommissioning, about 500 people are employed annually, or around 5 000 labour years. Finally, over an approximate period of 40 years, close to 80 employees are managing nuclear waste, totalling around 3 000 labour years. A total of about 50 000 direct labour-years per gigawatt. Direct expenditures on these employees and equipment generate approximately the same number of indirect employment, or about 50 000 labour years; and direct and indirect expenditures generate about the same number of induced employment, or 100 000 labour years. Total employment in the nuclear power sector of a given national economy is therefore roughly 200 000 labour years over the life cycle of a gigawatt of nuclear generating capacity.
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NEA News Vol. 36.1
English, published: 07/27/18
NEA#7430
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/nea-news/2018/36-1/nea-news-36-1.pdf
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NEA brochure
(Chinese version - 经合组织核能署)
Chinese, published: 09/12/18
NEA#7447
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/pub/nea-brief-ch.pdf
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NEA brochure
English, 8 pages, published: 09/10/18
NEA#7139
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/pub/nea-brochure.pdf
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Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 100 – Volume 1/2018
English, published: 07/03/18
NEA#7367
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/law/nlb/nlb100.pdf

Other language(s):
- Français: Bulletin de droit nucléaire n°100 – Volume 1/2018 
The Nuclear Law Bulletin is a unique international publication for both professionals and academics in
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".
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Nuclear Power Plant Operating Experience
from the IAEA/NEA International Reporting System for Operating Experience 2012–2014
English, published: 09/19/18
NEA#7448
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/pubs/2018/7448-iaea-nea-irs-2012-2014.pdf
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Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table
R&D Priorities for Loss-of-Cooling and Loss-of-Coolant Accidents in Spent Nuclear Fuel Pools
English, published: 08/03/18
NEA#7443
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/nsd/pubs/2018/7443-pheno_id_rank_table.pdf
The present report is a follow up to this status report, documenting the results of a Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) exercise conducted by the NEA. This PIRT exercise identified SFP accident phenomena that are of high importance and yet are highly uncertain, thus highlighting their primary interest for further studies. The report recommends further support for existing experimental programmes and the establishment of a number of new programmes to focus, for example, on large-scale thermal-hydraulic experiments on the coolability of partly or completely uncovered spent-fuel assemblies and the investigation of spray cooling for uncovered spent-fuel assemblies in typical storage racks.
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Proceedings of the Fifth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-5) Workshop
English, published: 10/02/18
NEA#7442
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/rp/pubs/2018/7442-inex-5-proceedings.pdf
The Fifth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-5) was developed in response to NEA member countries' desire to test and demonstrate the value of changes put in place following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. INEX-5 was held during 2015 and 2016, and was followed by the Fifth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-5) Workshop in early 2017. Representatives from 22 member countries, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Commission attended the workshop, where participants identified elements emerging from INEX-5 that would help improve international and national arrangements for notification, communication and interfaces related to catastrophic events involving radiation or radiological materials.
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.
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State-of-the-Art Report on Light Water Reactor Accident-Tolerant Fuels
English, published: 09/28/18
NEA#7317
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/science/pubs/2018/7317-accident-tolerant-fuels-2018.pdf

Other language(s):
- English: Executive Summary of State-of-the-Art Report on Light Water Reactor Accident-Tolerant Fuels 
As part of a broader spectrum of collaborative activities underpinning nuclear materials research, the Nuclear Energy Agency is supporting worldwide efforts towards the development of advanced materials, including fuels for partitioning and transmutation purposes and accident-tolerant fuels (ATFs). This state-of-the-art report on ATFs results from the collective work of experts from 35 institutions in 14 NEA member countries, alongside invited technical experts from the People's Republic of China. It represents a shared and consensual position, based on expert judgment, concerning the scientific and technological knowledge related to ATFs. The report reviews available information on the most promising fuels and cladding concepts in terms of properties, experimental data and modelling results, as well as ongoing research and development activities. It also includes a description of illustrative accident scenarios that may be adopted to assess the potential performance enhancement of ATFs relative to the current standard fuel systems in accident conditions, a definition of the technology readiness levels applicable to ATFs, a survey of available modelling and simulation tools (fuel performance and severe accident analysis codes), and the experimental facilities available to support the development of ATF concepts. The information included in this report will be useful for national programmes and industrial stakeholders as an input to setting priorities, and helping them to choose the most appropriate technology based on their specific strategy, business case and deployment schedules.
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Swedish version of Country-Specific Safety Culture Forum: Sweden
Swedish, published: 09/13/18
NEA#7445
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/hans/pubs/2018/7445-cssc-sweden-sv.pdf

Other language(s):
- English: Country-Specific Safety Culture Forum: Sweden
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The Full Costs of Electricity Provision - Extended Summary
English, published: 10/29/18
NEA#7437
Available online at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/ndd/pubs/2018/7437-full-costs-sum-2018.pdf

Other language(s):
- English: The Full Costs of Electricity Provision 
- English: The Full Costs of Electricity Provision - Policy Brief 
Electricity provision touches upon every facet of life in OECD and non-OECD countries alike, and choosing how this electricity is generated ? whether from fossil fuels, nuclear energy or renewables ? affects not only economic outcomes but individual and social well-being in the broader sense. Research on the overall costs of electricity is an ongoing effort, as only certain costs of electricity provision are perceived directly by producers and consumers. Other costs, such as the health impacts of air pollution, damage from climate change or the effects on the electricity system of small-scale variable production are not reflected in market prices and thus diminish well-being in unaccounted for ways.

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.