Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

July 2001

Covers new material for June 2001

A monthly bulletin covering new and updated material for July and August will be published in early September.

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The July bulletin covers the following items:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Radiation protection
Legal affairs
Data Bank

New publications

Chemical Thermodynamics of Neptunium and Plutonium
Chemical Thermodynamics Series, Volume 4
ISBN 0-444-50379-X. 872 pages.

Free publications are available at

NEA Annual Report - 2000
ISBN 92-64-18467-8. 40 pages (1.5 mb).

Disponible également en français :
AEN Rapport Annuel - 2000
ISBN 92-64-28467-2. 40 pages (2,2 mo).

Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation
Sixth International Information Exchange Meeting, Madrid, Spain, 11-13 December 2000
ISBN 92-64-18466-X. 128 pages (994 kb) + CD-ROM.

Forsmark 1 & 2 Boiling Water Reactor Stability Benchmark
ISBN 92-64-18469-4. 150 pages (1.3 mb).

Nuclear safety

Nuclear safety news Regular features

Radiation protection

The Working Party on Nuclear Emergency Matters met to discuss the preliminary results of the May 2001 INEX 2000 exercise, which simulated an accident at the Gravelines site in Northern France. Meeting participants affirmed that the exercise had been of great value, particularly in terms of developing internet-based communications, as recommended in the earlier NEA study Monitoring and Data Management Strategies for Nuclear Emergencies. The Expert Group also continued its development of the programme for INEX 3; the focus at this point is on managing site contamination after an accident in the medium to long-term.

The Expert Group on the Evolution of the System of Radiation Protection met on 25-26 June 2001 to discuss the latest version of its draft report. Based on the earlier CRPPH Critical Review of the System of Radiation Protection, the Group will focus on four key areas of the current system of radiation protection. These are: the use of limits and other numerically fixed regulatory guidance; the use of justification and optimisation; decision aiding versus decision making; and the concept of triviality. The Group expects to produce a final text to send to the CRPPH for approval by November 2001. The Group's ideas will then be "road tested", using case studies to see if their implementation would result in a radiation protection system that is easier to apply, regulate and explain.

Legal affairs

The inaugural session of the seventh term of office of the European Nuclear Energy Tribunal was held on 29 June 2001 at OECD Headquarters, Paris. The seven judges appointed by the OECD Council Resolution of 7 February 2001 took part: Mme Danièle Dauvignac (France); Mr Armin Von Bogdandy (Germany); Mr Gerard Hogan (Ireland); Mr Giovanni Paleologo (Italy); Mr Trond Dolva (Norway); Mrs Luz Corretjer (Spain); and Mr Seref Unal (Turkey). The judges elected Mr. Giovanni Paleologo President of the Tribunal and confirmed Mr. Patrick Reyners in his role as Registrar. The Tribunal has jurisdiction to resolve differences concerning the interpretation or application of the Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear third-party liability. More information about the Paris and Brussels Conventions can be found at

Data Bank

Nuclear data services

The NEA has recently received "POINT2000", a set of three CD-ROMs which contain the ENDF/B-VI rel.7 cross-section library processed at a number of different temperatures by Dermott Cullen using his processing codes. The CD-ROMs include the original files, as well as data at 0K-2100K in steps of 300K. To request a free copy of POINT 2000, please contact Mark Kellett ( at the NEA Secretariat, including your full name and postal address.

The NEA has also received a limited number of copies of the Proceedings of the 2000 Symposium on Nuclear Data held on 16-17 November 2000 at JAERI, Japan (Report No. JAERI-Conf-2001-06 and INDC(JPN)-188/U). The report includes all papers presented during this symposium. To request a free copy of the JAERI Proceedings, please contact Mark Kellett ( at the NEA Secretariat, including your full name and postal address.

Computer program services

A page listing all new programs in the last 12 months can be found at

New software packages available from the Data Bank:

15-JUN-2001 ESTS0138 DYNA3D2000*, Explicit 3-D Hydrodynamic FEM Program (Arrived)
15-JUN-2001 ESTS0243 DIGLIB, Multi Platform Graphics Subroutine Library (Arrived)
15-JUN-2001 IAEA1388 FOTELP-2KG, Photons, electrons and positrons transport in 3D by Monte Carlo techniques (Arrived)
12-JUN-2001 CCC-0698 WIMS-ANL 4.0, Deterministic Code System for Lattice Calculation. (Arrived)
12-JUN-2001 IAEA1385 CITOPP, Processing of the output file of the CITATION code (Arrived)
12-JUN-2001 IAEA1386 2GWIHLIB, Generation and plot of cross sections for HYDMN (Arrived)
06-JUN-2001 NEA-1080 FEMAXI, Thermal & Mechanical Behaviour of LWR Fuel Rods (Arrived)
06-JUN-2001 NEA-1620 RODBURN, Power Profiles & Isotopics in PWR, BWR Fuel Rods (Arrived)

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