Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for December 2006:

New publications
Nuclear safety
Nuclear science
Data Bank

New publications

Perspectives on Nuclear Data for the Next Decade
Workshop Proceedings, Bruyères-le-Châtel, France, 26-28 September 2005
ISBN 92-64-02857-9. 260 pages.

Boiling Water Reactor Turbine Trip (TT) Benchmark - Volume III
Summary Results of Exercise 2
ISBN 92-64-02331-3. 180 pages (2.3 mb).

Burn-up Credit Criticality Benchmark
Phase II-D: PWR-UO2 Assembly - Study of Control Rod Effects on Spent Fuel Composition
ISBN 92-64-02316-X. 184 pages (4.9 mb).

The NEA Co-operative Programme on Decommissioning
A Decade of Progress
ISBN 92-64-02332-1. 95 pages (477 kb).

NEA News
ISSN 1605-9581. 36 pages (1.7 mb).
NEA News

Disponible également en français :
AEN Infos
ISSN 1605-959X. 38 pages (1,8 mo).

Radioactivity Measurements at Regulatory Release Levels
A Task Group Report
ISBN 92-64-02319-4. 96 pages (756 kb).

The Roles of Storage in the Management of Long-lived Radioactive Waste
Practices and Potentialities in OECD Countries
ISBN 92-64-02315-1. 64 pages (431 kb).

Version française à paraître.

Vient de paraître en français :
Le droit nucléaire international après Tchernobyl
ISBN 92-64-02318-6. 272 pages (1,6 mo).

Nuclear safety

The NEA Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities and the NEA Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations met in December 2006. Both committees reviewed work accomplished as well as proposed future activities. A number of workshops and fora will be organised in 2007 and 2008, notably the Forum on Assuring Nuclear Safety (FANS-07), which will be held in Paris in June 2007. More information is available at

Related links

Documents from the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA)
Documents from the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI)

Forthcoming workshops and seminars

Nuclear science

The NEA Nuclear Science Committee bureau met at NEA headquarters on 5 December 2006 to review its ongoing programme of work. Bureau members approved two new NEA conferences and the establishment of two expert groups. The first conference, Nuclear Data for Science and Technology (ND-2010), will be held in South Korea in 2010. The second, a joint conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and the Monte Carlo Method (SNA 2010 & MC-2010), will be held in Japan, also in 2010. The newly created Expert Group on Ab-initio Modelling and Simulation of Advanced Nuclear Fuels will carry out a technical review of the development of simulation programs used to determine nuclear fuel performance. The new Expert Group on Assay Data of Spent Nuclear Fuel will pursue two activities in parallel: updating the NEA spent fuel isotopic composition database (SFCOMPO), and writing a state-of-the-art report on isotopic composition data as measured by post-irradiation experiments carried out on spent nuclear fuel. 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: .

15-DEC-2006 NEA-1517 SINBAD REACTOR, Shielding Benchmark Experiments.
14-DEC-2006 NEA-1278 CALENDF-2005, Pointwise, Multi-group Neutron Cross-Sections and Probability Tables from ENDF/B Evaluations
14-DEC-2006 NEA-1746 ZZ-PBMR-400, OECD/NEA PBMR Coupled Neutronics/Thermal Hydraulics Transient Benchmark - The PBMR-400 Core Design
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