Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for September 2002

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The October bulletin covers the following items:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Radiation protection
Legal affairs
Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

Nuclear Energy Data 2002/Données sur l'énergie nucléaire 2002
88 pages.

Stepwise Decision Making in Finland for the Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel
Workshop Proceedings, Turku, Finland, 15-16 November 2001
152 pages.

CSNI Technical Opinion Papers
No. 1: Fire Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants
No. 2: Seismic Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Nuclear Facilities

ISBN 92-64-18490-2. 28 pages (102 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Opinions techniques du CSIN
N° 1 : Etude probabiliste de sûreté concernant les incendies dans les centrales nucléaires
N° 2 : Etude probabiliste de sûreté sismique pour les installations nucléaires

ISBN 92-64-28490-7. 28 pages (100 ko).

The Decommissioning and Dismantling of Nuclear Facilities
Status, Approaches, Challenges
ISBN 92-64-18488-0. 52 pages (214 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Déclassement et démantèlement d'installations nucléaires
État des lieux, démarches, défis
ISBN 92-64-28488-5. 56 pages (239 ko).

A VVER-1000 LEU and MOX Assembly Computational Benchmark
Specification and Results
ISBN-92-64-18491-0. 156 pages (1.06 mb).

The Way Forward in Radiological Protection
An Expert Group Report
ISBN 92-64-18489-9. 48 pages (207 kb).

Nuclear safety

Four meetings were held recently in the field of accident analysis and management. More information is available here.

Regular features

Radiation protection

The second NEA-International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) Forum will be held in April 2003. The forum's Programme Committee met in September 2002 to define the themes, objectives and format of the forum. The three radiation protection expert groups that also met during September 2002 discussed, for the most part, different aspects of the NEA's preparations for this forum. More information is available at:

Legal affairs

The second session of the International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL), a programme jointly organised by the NEA and the University of Montpellier 1, took place on 26 August - 7 September 2002 in Montpellier. More information is available at:

Nuclear science

The Working Party on Nuclear Criticality Safety and some of its associated expert groups held their annual meetings at NEA headquarters on 9-12 September 2002. More information is available at:

The NEA High Priority Request List (HPRL) for nuclear data is now available as a searchable database at: This database offers an advanced search facility as well as links to each chapter and section. The complete HPRL can be downloaded in HTML or PDF format; users are invited to make comments on specific items.

The Seventh International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety will be held in Japan on 20-24 October 2003. More information is available at:

Data Bank

Computer program services

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

26-SEP-2002 IAEA1388 FOTELP-PEN, Photons, Electrons and Positrons Transport in 3D by Monte Carlo Techniques (Arrived)
23-SEP-2002 NEA-1627 BOT3P2.0 2D/3D, Mesh Generator and Graphical Display of Geometry and Results for Deterministic Transport Codes (Arrived)
16-SEP-2002 NEA-1640 ZZ-BWRTT, BWR Turbine Trip Transient Benchmark Based on Peach-Bottom 2 (Arrived)
13-SEP-2002 IAEA1391 SHIELDER, Gamma shielding calculations of radionuclides emitting photons 0-5 to 10 MeV (Arrived)
06-SEP-2002 IAEA0886 INTERTRAN-I and INTERTRAN-II, Radiation Exposure from Vehicle Transport of Radioactive Material (Now tested)

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