<![CDATA[NEA publications]]> /tools/publication Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200 Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200 contact@oecd-nea.org (OECD Nuclear Energy Agency) Copyright 2019 OECD/NEA /tools/images/nea.jpg <![CDATA[NEA publications]]> /tools/publication NEA Framework en-gb http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 1440 <![CDATA[Insights from Leaders in Nuclear Energy - Leadership for Safety]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7491 7491 Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Preservation of Records, Knowledge and Memory (RK&M) Across Generations: Compiling a Set of Essential Records for a Radioactive Waste Repository]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7423 7423 This report proposes and describes the concept of a Set of Essential Records (SER) as an important component of a RK&M preservation strategy. The SER is designed to be a compilation of actual records, selected because they would be required for future generations to understand the repository system and its performance, and to assist them in making informed decisions.
The guidance set forward in this document is complemented by appendices, illustrating an example procedure for the selection of records to form part of the SER.]]>
Tue, 24 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 102 – Volume 1/2019]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7501 7501 in the field of nuclear law. It provides readers with authoritative and comprehensive information on
nuclear law developments. Published free online twice a year in both English and French, it features
topical articles written by renowned legal experts, covers legislative developments worldwide and
reports on relevant case law, bilateral and international agreements as well as regulatory activities of
international organisations.
Feature articles and studies in this issue include “In search of the elusive conflict: The (in-)compatibility
of the Treaties on the Non Proliferation and Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons”; “From Waste Confidence
to Continued Storage: Legal theories supporting the US NRC’s licensing of nuclear facilities without a
repository” and “New framework for radiation protection legislation in Germany”.]]>
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[NEA News Vol. 37.1]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7464 7464
Topics covered in this issue of NEA News include: The true costs of decarbonisation; Sustaining multinational nuclear fuel and materials testing capacities for safety, industry and science; Knowledge management and the sustainability of the nuclear sector.]]>
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Policy Brief on The Costs of Decarbonisation: System Costs with High Shares of Nuclear and Renewables]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7508 7508 This study assesses the costs of alternative low-carbon electricity systems capable of achieving strict carbon emission reductions consistent with the aims of the Paris Agreement. It analyses several deep decarbonisation scenarios to reach the same stringent carbon emission target but characterised by different shares of variable renewable technologies, hydroelectric power and nuclear energy.]]> Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[International Co-operation in Nuclear Data Evaluation]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7498 7498 theoreticians and modelling experts to advance the state of the art in nuclear data.
This report offers an overview of collective results from 31 institutions in 15 NEA member countries, along with results from technical experts in the People’s Republic of China, in the context of the NEA Collaborative International Evaluated Library Organisation (CIELO) Pilot Project. It reviews recent developments resulting from new measurements and semi-empirical models, as well as the validation of the CIELO nuclear data evaluations against suites of systems representing a wide range of current and future nuclear facilities. The CIELO project has delivered new, evaluated data for the isotopes of uranium, plutonium, iron, oxygen and hydrogen, which have been adopted in all nuclear data libraries released since the CIELO project was completed.]]>
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Bulletin de droit nucléaire n°96 - Volume 2/2015]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7255 7255 juristes et aux universitaires en droit nucléaire. Ses lecteurs bénéficient d'informations exhaustives
qui font autorité sur les développements qui touchent ce droit. Publié gratuitement en ligne deux
fois par an, en anglais et en francais, il propose des articles thématiques rédigés par des experts
juridiques renommés, rend compte du développement des législations à travers le monde et présente la
jurisprudence et les accords bilatéraux et multilatéraux pertinents ainsi que les activités réglementaires
des organisations internationales.
Ce numéro inclut notamment les articles suivants : La mise en œuvre des traités : le cas des conventions
sur la sûreté nucléaire et Crise, critique, changement : les réformes de la réglementation au lendemain
des accidents nucléaires.]]>
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[CSNI Technical Opinion Paper No. 17]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7417 7417 Power Plants: 2019 Update provides an authoritative review of the current status and
use of the fire PSA in nuclear power plants. The report demonstrates that while fires
at a particular plant site are highly dependent on plant and site specific factors, they
are nonetheless an important contributor to overall risk. Insights from fire PSAs are
generally found to be aligned with operating experience and to be representative of
the expected plant response, making them valuable in addressing risk. This report
should be useful for regulators overseeing the use of fire PSAs in nuclear installations,
practitioners in understanding the considerations for performing or reviewing fire PSAs,
and researchers in identifying areas requiring further study.]]>
Mon, 27 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Cost Benchmarking for Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7460 7460 understand variations between cost estimates for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants, as well
as the relationship between estimated and actual costs, and the apparent escalation of these costs.
Building on previous work by the Nuclear Energy Agency, Cost Benchmarking for Nuclear Power Plant
Decommissioning examines approaches and methods for the benchmarking of nuclear power plant
decommissioning costs. Particular focus is given to identifying key factors, drivers and constraints to
implementing cost benchmarking. These factors are addressed from a broad range of perspectives in
order to develop a roadmap for implementation that will garner sufficiently broad support from a wide
base of interested stakeholders. The report also identifies a number of perceived barriers that may impede
the implementation of benchmarking for decommissioning. Co-ordinated efforts and further analysis will
be needed to help remove these barriers.]]>
Mon, 27 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Preservation of Records, Knowledge and Memory across Generations: Developing a Key Information File for a Radioactive Waste Repository]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7377 7377 dependent on the presence or intervention of humans. In response to this challenge,
the Nuclear Energy Agency initiated the Preservation of Records, Knowledge and
Memory (RK&M) Across Generations Initiative, calling on the international community
to help create specific means to preserve RK&M.
The concept of a key information file (KIF) emerged in response to the challenge
presented by the large volumes of RK&M material generated by national disposal
programmes. This concept has been developed into an important component of a RK&M
preservation strategy. The KIF is designed to be a single, short document, produced in a
standard format, with the aim of allowing society to understand the nature and intent
of a repository, and thus to reduce the likelihood of unnecessary human intrusion. It
should be made openly available and ultimately be widely distributed.
This report describes the KIF concept in detail, in a manner that should enable those
concerned with any particular repository to create their own versions. Three draft
key information files, currently under development to support RK&M preservation in
France, Sweden and the United States, are provided as examples.]]>
Mon, 27 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[The Full Costs of Electricity Provision - Policy Brief]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7441 7441
Accounting for these social costs in order to establish the full costs of electricity provision is difficult, yet such costs are too important to be disregarded in the context of the energy transitions currently under way in OECD and NEA countries. This report draws on evidence from a large number of studies concerning the social costs of electricity and identifies proven instruments for internalising them so as to improve overall welfare.

The results outlined in the report should lead to new and more comprehensive research on the full costs of electricity, which in turn would allow policy makers and the public to make better informed decisions along the path towards fully sustainable electricity systems.]]>
Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Occupational Exposures at Nuclear Power Plants]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7453 7453 presents the status of the Programme in 2016.
As of 31 December 2016, the ISOE programme included 74 participating utilities in 28 countries
(343 operating units; 53 shutdown units; 7 units under construction), as well as the regulatory
authorities in 26 countries. The ISOE database includes occupational exposure information for over
400 units, covering over 85% of the world’s operating commercial power reactors.
This report includes a global occupational exposure data and analysis collected and accomplished
in 2016, information on the programme events and achievements as well as principal events in
participating countries.]]>
Tue, 07 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[NEA 2018 Annual Report]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7462 7462 Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[AEN 2018 Rapport Annuel]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7463 7463 Mon, 06 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[Bulletin de droit nucléaire n°95 - Volume 1/2015]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7253 7253 juristes et aux universitaires en droit nucléaire. Ses lecteurs bénéficient d’informations exhaustives
qui font autorité sur les développements qui touchent ce droit. Publié gratuitement en ligne deux
fois par an, en anglais et en français, il propose des articles thématiques rédigés par des experts
juridiques renommés, rend compte du développement des législations à travers le monde et
présente la jurisprudence et les accords bilatéraux et multilatéraux pertinents ainsi que les activités
réglementaires des organisations internationales.
Ce numéro inclut notamment les articles suivants : « Entrée en vigueur de la convention sur la
réparation complémentaire des dommages nucléaires : une convention « parapluie » en matière de
responsabilité civile nucléaire» ; « Vers un nouveau cadre international pour la sûreté nucléaire : de
Fukushima à Vienne, quelle évolution ?» ; « L’arbitrage nucléaire : un outil d’interprétation des accords
de non-prolifération ».]]>
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[核动力厂职业照射辐射防护最优化工作管理]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7505 7505 这个关于工作管理的最新报告为工作管理原则的应用提供了实际的指导,有助于职业辐射防护的最优化。该报告指出,当工作管理不再是一个新的概念时,仍需继续努力,确保在当前和未来的挑战面前,保持它的良好表现、成果和趋势。因此,这本报告的重点在于提出工作管理的关键方面,供管理人员和工作人员考虑,从而节省时间、减少剂量和节约资金,并通过不断更新ISOE共享的实践例子来提供支持。
ISOE由OECD核能署和国际原子能机构共同发起。
ISOE网址:www.isoe-network.net]]>
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Nuclear Law Bulletin No. 101 – Volume 2/2018]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7427 7427 Feature articles and studies in this issue include: “The impact of the major nuclear power plant accidents on the international legal framework for nuclear power”; “Today is yesterday’s pupil: Reactor licence renewal in the United States”; and “Euratom competence in the areas of nuclear security and nuclear safety: An impossible parallel?”.]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[NEA News Vol. 36.2]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7402 7402
Topics covered in this issue of NEA News include: Perspectives on nuclear data activities at the Data Bank: Enhancing the validation function; An NEA State-of-the-Art Report on Accident-Tolerant Fuels; Country-Specific Safety Culture Forum in Sweden; 2018 NEA International Mentoring Workshops; NEA International Radiological Protection School (IRPS): Preparing tomorrow’s radiological protection leaders; and Nuclear Law Bulletin: 50 years of legal scholarship. This issue of NEA News also includes a guest editorial by Bernard Boullis, Advisor to France’s High Commissioner for Atomic Energy, on Science and Radioactive Waste Management.

A special thank you to the contributors to this edition of NEA News: Franco Michel-Sendis, Luca Fiorito, Michael Fleming, Kemal Pasamehmetoglu, Shannon Bragg-Sitton, Marie Moatti, Masaki Kurata, Davide Costa, Pascale Bourassa, Kamishan Martin, Yeonhee Hah, Tomoyuki Saito, Olvido Guzmán, Edward Lazo, Kimberly Nick and Bernard Boullis.]]>
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The Costs of Decarbonisation: System Costs with High Shares of Nuclear and Renewables]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7299 7299 This study assesses the costs of alternative low-carbon electricity systems capable of achieving strict carbon emission reductions consistent with the aims of the Paris Agreement. It analyses several deep decarbonisation scenarios to reach the same stringent carbon emission target but characterised by different shares of variable renewable technologies, hydroelectric power and nuclear energy.]]> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Executive Summary of The Costs of Decarbonisation: System Costs with High Shares of Nuclear and Renewables]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7335 7335 This study assesses the costs of alternative low-carbon electricity systems capable of achieving strict carbon emission reductions consistent with the aims of the Paris Agreement. It analyses several deep decarbonisation scenarios to reach the same stringent carbon emission target but characterised by different shares of variable renewable technologies, hydroelectric power and nuclear energy.]]> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Insights from Leaders in Nuclear Energy: Safety, Performance, and Responsibility]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7461 7461 In August 2018, NEA Director-General William D. Magwood, IV sat down with Toyoshi Fuketa, Chairman of the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), for a wide-ranging discussion regarding nuclear safety issues in Japan. The conversation touches on the Tokyo Electronic Power Company (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident, as well as ongoing challenges, Chairman Fuketa's perspective and insights and new directions for the NRA.]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments – DVD]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7360 7360 The 2018 edition contains data evaluated criticality safety benchmark data in nine volumes that span over 70 000 pages. The handbook contains 567 evaluations with benchmark specifications for 4 916 critical, near-critical or subcritical configurations, 45 criticality alarm placement/shielding configurations with multiple dose points for each, and 215 configurations that have been categorised as fundamental physics measurements that are relevant to criticality safety applications.]]> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[International Handbook of Evaluated Reactor Physics Benchmark Experiments – DVD]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7361 7361 The 2018 edition contains data from 159 different experimental series that were performed at 54 different nuclear facilities. Some 156 of the 159 evaluations are published as approved benchmarks. The remaining five evaluations are published as draft documents only. All draft documents were reviewed by the International Reactor Physics Evaluation (IRPhE) Technical Review Group (TRG). Example calculations are presented; however, these calculations do not constitute validation or endorsement of the codes or cross section data. The IRPhE project is patterned after the International Criticality Safety Benchmark Evaluation Project (ICSBEP) and is closely co-ordinated with the ICSBEP. Some benchmark data are applicable to both nuclear criticality safety and reactor physics technology. Some have already been evaluated and published by the ICSBEP, but have been extended to include other types of measurements besides the critical configuration.]]> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Nuclear Energy Data 2018]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7416 7416
This publication contains "StatLinks". For each StatLink, the reader will find a URL which leads them to the corresponding spreadsheet.

Les Données sur l'énergie nucléaire, compilation annuelle de statistiques et de rapports nationaux preparée par l'Agence de l'OCDE pour l'energie nucleaire, presentent la situation de l'energie nucleaire dans les pays membres de l'AEN et dans la zone de l'OCDE. Les informations communiquees par les gouvernements comprennent des statistiques sur la production d'electricite totale et nucleaire, les capacites et les besoins du cycle du combustible et, lorsqu'elles sont disponibles, des projections jusqu'en 2035. Les rapports nationaux presentent brievement les politiques energetiques, la situation des programmes electronucleaires et ceux du cycle du combustible. En 2017, l'energie nucleaire a continue de fournir des quantites importantes d'electricite en base faiblement carbonee, et ce dans un contexte de forte concurrence avec les combustibles fossiles bon marche et les energies renouvelables. Les pays decides a inclure ou conserver le nucleaire dans leur bouquet energetique ont poursuivi leurs projets de deploiement ou d'augmentation de leur puissance nucleaire installee. Ainsi, des projets de construction progressent en Finlande, en Hongrie, au Royaume-Uni et en Turquie. De plus amples informations sur ces evolutions et d'autres developpements sont fournies dans les nombreux tableaux, graphiques et rapports nationaux que contient cet ouvrage.

Cette publication contient des < StatLinks >. Fonctionnant comme un lien internet, un StatLink fournit l'acces a la feuille de calcul correspondante.]]>
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Uranium 2018: Resources, Production and Demand]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7413 7413
This 27th edition of the "Red Book", a recognised world reference on uranium jointly prepared by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), provides analyses and information from 41 producing and consuming countries in order to address these and other questions. The present edition provides the most recent review of world uranium market fundamentals and presents data on global uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements. It offers updated information on established uranium production centres and mine development plans, as well as projections of nuclear generating capacity and reactor-related requirements through 2035, in order to address long-term uranium supply and demand issues.]]>
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Metadata for Radioactive Waste Management]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7378 7378
Metadata and associated tools and techniques play a crucial role in modern data and information management. The Radioactive Waste Repository Metadata Management (RepMet) initiative has prepared the first international study on the application of metadata to the field of radioactive waste management. This report introduces the concept of metadata, explains how metadata can help to facilitate data management, and gives advice on the issues arising when developing metadata within radioactive waste management programmes. It is aimed at readers looking to obtain a highlevel overview of metadata, and associated tools and techniques, and the strategic importance they can play in Radioactive Waste Management Organisations (RWMOs).]]>
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Bulletin de droit nucléaire n° 94 - Volume 2/2014]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7184 7184
Ce numéro inclut notamment les articles suivants : « Faciliter l'entrée en vigueur et la mise en œuvre de l'amendement de la Convention sur la protection physique des matières nucléaires : observations, enjeux et bénéfices » ; « La situation juridique de l'énergie nucléaire en Allemagne » ; « Défis pour l'industrie de l'assurance après la modernisation du régime international de responsabilité civile nucléaire » ; « Projet de loi fédérale de la Fédération de Russie: La responsabilité civile pour dommages nucléaires et sa garantie financière »]]>
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The Full Costs of Electricity Provision - Extended Summary]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7437 7437
Accounting for these social costs in order to establish the full costs of electricity provision is difficult, yet such costs are too important to be disregarded in the context of the energy transitions currently under way in OECD and NEA countries. This report draws on evidence from a large number of studies concerning the social costs of electricity and identifies proven instruments for internalising them so as to improve overall welfare.

The results outlined in the report should lead to new and more comprehensive research on the full costs of electricity, which in turn would allow policy makers and the public to make better informed decisions along the path towards fully sustainable electricity systems.]]>
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Measuring Employment Generated by the Nuclear Power Sector]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7204 7204 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 <![CDATA[2018 NEA International Mentoring Workshops]]> http://oecd-nea.org/tools/publication?id=7454 7454 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200