Nuclear Energy Agency Online Bulletin

Covers new material for May 2008:

Uranium resources sufficient to meet projected nuclear energy requirements long into the future
NEA publications
Radiological protection
Data Bank

Uranium resources sufficient to meet projected nuclear energy requirements long into the future

There is enough uranium known to exist to fuel the world's fleet of nuclear reactors at current consumption rates for at least a century, according to the latest edition of the world reference on uranium which has just been published.

Uranium 2007: Resources, Production and Demand, jointly prepared by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is based on official information from 40 countries and one country report prepared by the IAEA Secretariat. The 2007 edition includes statistics on uranium resources, exploration, production and demand as well as projected requirements up to 2030. More information is available at

NEA publications

Timing of High-level Waste Disposal
ISBN 978-92-64-04625-2. 132 pages.

Uranium 2007: Resources, Production and Demand
A Joint Report by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency
ISBN 978-92-64-04766-2. 420 pages.

CSNI Collective Statement on Support Facilities for Existing and Advanced Reactors
The Function of OECD/NEA Joint Projects - NEA Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI)
ISBN 978-92-64-99052-4. 18 pages, 72 kb.

Publication bilingue :
Déclaration collective du CSIN sur les installations de recherche pour les réacteurs actuels et avancés
Utilité des projets communs de l'OCDE/AEN - Comité de l'AEN sur la sûreté des installations nucléaires (CSIN)

Radioactive waste management

Radioactive waste management publications and reports

The NEA Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) met on 20-22 May 2008 at OECD headquarters in Paris, France. During the meeting, the 2009 CRPPH programme of work was reviewed, which includes three events of wide interest. In early 2009, the Fifth Asian Regional Conference on the Evolution of the System of Radiological Protection will be held. Later in 2009, the implications of stakeholder involvement for post-accident consequence management will be examined during a workshop that will draw on previous NEA work in this field. In late 2009, science and values in radiological protection will be the subject of a workshop to build on ongoing NEA work on radiological protection from a public health perspective. Delegates also held a topical session on recent developments in radiological protection science. The proceedings of the topical session are currently in preparation. More information is available at

Data Bank

Nuclear data services

Participants in the Joint European Fission and Fusion (JEFF) nuclear data evaluation project met on 21-23 May 2008 in Aix-en-Provence, France. Meeting participants reviewed feedback from the verification and validation of the current version of the JEFF data library and discussed evaluations to be incorporated into a future release of the library. A new release of JEFF-3.1.1/RDD, the radioactive decay data library, is now available on CD-ROM. The full documentation for the radioactive decay data library is currently being prepared for publication. More information is available at

Computer program services

New computer programs available

NEA Data Bank newsletter

22-MAY-2008 CCC-0522 VARSKIN-3, Dose Calculation for Skin Contamination, with Sadde Input Generator
20-MAY-2008 NEA-1812 FUELPERFORMANCE-REP, Proceedings of seminars on nuclear fuel performance based on basic underlining phenomena
14-MAY-2008 CCC-0553 RASCAL 3.0.5, Radiological Doses from Accidental Release to Atmosphere
07-MAY-2008 CCC-0684 NRCDose 2.3.10, Evaluation of Routine Radioactive Effluents from Nuclear Power Plants

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