NEA News is the professional journal of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). It features articles on the latest nuclear energy issues concerning the economic and technical aspects of nuclear energy, nuclear safety and regulation, radioactive waste management, radiological protection, nuclear science and nuclear legislation. Each issue provides facts and opinions on nuclear energy, updates on NEA activities, a brief presentation of new NEA publications and other NEA news, along with links to NEA videos.

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.