Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for October 2003:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Radioactive waste management
Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants
Policies, Strategies and Costs
ISBN 92-64-10431-3. 108 pages.

Egalement disponible en français :
Démantèlement des centrales nucléaires
Politiques, stratégies et coûts
ISBN 92-64-10432-1. 112 pages.

Public Confidence in the Management of Radioactive Waste: The Canadian Context
Workshop Proceedings, Ottawa, Canada, 14-18 October 2002
ISBN 92-64-10396-1. 196 pages.

Effluent Release Options from Nuclear Installations
Technical Background and Regulatory Aspects
ISBN 92-64-02146-9. 104 pages (425 kb).

Egalement disponible en français :
Options de rejet des effluents des installations nucléaires
Contexte technique et aspects réglementaires
ISBN 92-64-02147-7. 108 pages (565 ko).

International Nuclear Data Evaluation Co-operation
Complete Collection of Published Reports as of October 2003
CD-ROM. Free on request.

PENELOPE 2003 – A Code System for Monte Carlo Simulation of Electron and Photon Transport
Workshop Proceedings, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 7-10 June 2003
ISBN 92-64-02145-0. 254 pages (3.07 mb).

The Regulator's Evolving Role and Image in Radioactive Waste Management
Lessons Learnt within the NEA Forum on Stakeholder Confidence
ISBN 92-64-02142-6. 28 pages (143 kb).

Egalement disponible en français :
Image et rôle des autorités réglementaires dans la gestion des déchets radioactifs
Enseignements tirés par le Forum de l'AEN sur la confiance des parties prenantes
ISBN 92-64-02143-4. 28 pages (186 ko).

Nuclear safety

A workshop on the use and long-term performance of concrete in nuclear power plant fuel cycle facilities will be held in Madrid, Spain on 15-16 March 2004. The workshop's objectives are to assess current practices and the state of the art. The resulting assessment will be used to identify gaps in present knowledge in order to formulate and prioritise research needs in the field. More information is available at:

A workshop on international developments in risk-informed, in-service inspection (RI-ISI) and non-destructive testing (NDT) qualification will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 13-14 April 2004. The objective of this workshop is to assess the present situation, taking in regulatory, utility and industry perspectives, as well as member country experiences and R&D activities to date on these issues. More information is available 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

Radioactive waste management

An international conference on efforts worldwide to dispose of radioactive materials in geological repositories will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 7-10 December 2003. The conference will address both policy and technical aspects of the issue. Participants will include high-level decision makers and other interested stakeholders at the national, regional and local levels, as well as representatives from regulatory bodies. This is the second international conference on the subject, the first having been held in Denver, USA in 1999. Co-sponsored by the NEA, the conference will be hosted by the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company. More information, including online conference registration, is available at:

Nuclear science

The second Information Exchange Meeting on the Nuclear Production of Hydrogen was held at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA on 2-3 October 2003. Participants noted substantial scientific progress since the last meeting three years ago -- especially in the number of papers presented with experimental results. Participants also stressed the need for further research into the existing methods by which nuclear power plants can produce hydrogen, whilst continuing R&D work on promising new concepts. It is proposed to organise another meeting on this subject, possibly in autumn 2004 or 2005. The detailed meeting agenda can be found at: The meeting proceedings will be published shortly.

Data Bank

Computer program services

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

  29-OCT-2003 NEA-1278 CALENDF-2002, Pointwise, Multigroup Neutron Cross-sections and Probability Tables Production from ENDF/B Evaluations
  20-OCT-2003 IAEA1409 ZZ POINT-2003, Linearly Interpolable ENDF/B-VI.8 Data for Eight Temperatures
  17-OCT-2003 IAEA1407 ZZ RRDF-98, Cross-sections and covariance matrices for 22 neutron induced dosimetry reactions
  16-OCT-2003 ESTS1145 PCX, Interior-Point Linear Programming Solver
  16-OCT-2003 NEA-1561 CHEMENGL/CHIMISTE, Chemical and Physical Properties of Elements
  09-OCT-2003 NEA-1570 SITE-94, Biosphere Model for SKI Project on the Island of Aspro
  09-OCT-2003 ESTS1169 ARCON96, Radioactive Plume Concentration in Reactor Control Rooms
  01-OCT-2003 NEA-1688 SACALC2, Calculates the average solid angle for source-detector geometries

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