Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for June 2003:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

Nuclear Energy Data 2003/Données sur l'énergie nucléaire 2003
ISBN 92-64-10326-0. 102 pages.

Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 71 + Supplement
ISSN 0304-341X. Two issues and their supplements from 2003. 122 pages.

Disponible également en français :
Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 71 + supplément
ISSN 0304-3428. Deux numéros et leurs suppléments de 2003. 132 pages.

Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators
Workshop Proceedings, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 12-16 May 2002
ISBN 92-64-10211-6. 432 pages.

NEA Annual Report
ISBN 92-64-02129-9. 40 pages.

Disponible également en français :
Rapport annuel de l'AEN
ISBN 92-64-02130-2. 40 pages.

Nuclear Regulatory Review of Licensee Self-assessment (LSA)
ISBN 92-64-02132-9. 52 pages (141 kb).

Disponible également en français :
Examen par les autorités de réglementation nucléaire des auto-évaluations par l'exploitant
ISBN 92-64-02133-7. 56 pages (235 ko).

Possible Implications of Draft ICRP Recommendations
ISBN 92-64-02131-0. 56 pages (247 kb).

Nuclear safety

Under the aegis of the NEA, heads of OECD member country nuclear regulatory authorities met on 17-18 June 2003 with high-level government officials and executives from the nuclear industry to exchange perspectives on measuring, assessing and communicating nuclear regulatory effectiveness. The main conclusion of the forum is that regulatory performance indicators are both good and useful in improving a regulator's effectiveness and efficiency, but there are a number of areas that deserve attention. For example, incorrect analysis of these indicators could lead to inaccurate decision making, and misinterpretation can lead to misunderstandings by the stakeholders. More information is available at

At their annual meetings during the week of 16 June 2003, the NEA Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) and the NEA Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) reviewed their ongoing programmes of work and approved future activities. Several workshops will be organised in 2003 and 2004; for more details see the updated calendar of forthcoming workshops and seminars at

Related links

Documents from the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI)
Documents from the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA)
Forthcoming workshops and seminars

Nuclear science

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) met on 4-6 June 2003 to review progress in its programme of work and to decide on any changes for the coming year. Discussions focused on the renewal of the mandates of the NSC's four working parties. These cover: nuclear data evaluation co-operation (WPEC); the physics of plutonium fuel and innovative fuel cycles (WPPR); criticality safety (WPNCS); and the partitioning and transmutation of nuclear waste (WPPT). The WPEC mandate was renewed for three years; the mandates of the other working parties were extended for one year to allow for further discussions and to ensure co-ordination between the different activities. More information is available at

Data Bank

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee Executive Group, which oversees the work of the Data Bank, met on 4 June 2003 to discuss the latter's computer program and nuclear data services. These services are increasingly solicited in member countries. During 2002, computer program services recorded close to 4 700 requests -- the highest figure ever. These included the distribution of integral data sets as well as computer programs. The nuclear data service registered more than 16 000 accesses to its online databases during 2002. The Executive Group endorsed the Data Bank's programme of work for 2004. The Executive Group also discussed the future of the Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion (JEFF) Project and decided to prolong its mandate for another three years.

Computer program services

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

  26-JUN-2003 IAEA1403 C-SHIELDER, Gamma shielding calculations of radionuclides emitting photons between 0.5 to 10 MeV by different concretes (Arrived)
  25-JUN-2003 NEA-1662 IRPHE/JOYO MK-II, JOYO MK-II core management and characteristics database (Arrived)
  20-JUN-2003 IAEA1169 EMPIRE-II, Comprehensive Nuclear Model Code, Nucleons, Ions Induced Cross-Sections (Now tested)
  20-JUN-2003 NEA-1564 EASY, European Neutron Activation System (Now tested)
  20-JUN-2003 NEA-1644 ZZ-DECDC, Nuclear Decay Data Files for Dose Calculation (Now tested)
  20-JUN-2003 NEA-1603 DCHAIN-SP 2001, Code System for Analyzing Decay and Build-up Characteristics of Spallation Products (Now tested)
  20-JUN-2003 NEA-1679 PVIS-4, Pressure vessel irradiation, source preparation (Now tested)
  20-JUN-2003 NEA-1652 GEM, Monte-Carlo Code for Simulating a Decaying Process of an Excited Nucleus (Now tested)
  16-JUN-2003 USCD1207 PHREEQC, Modeling of Geochemical Reactions, Calculation of pH, REDOX Potential (Now tested)
  06-JUN-2003 NEA-1698 SWAT, Step-Wise Burnup Analysis Code System to Combine SRAC-95 Cell Calculation Code and ORIGEN2 (Arrived)
  02-JUN-2003 CSNI0072 PKL/K9, Refill and Reflood Experiment in a Simulated PWR Primary System (PKL) (Arrived)

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