30 June 2022
Saint Petersburg, Russia
The NEA is organising the 16th Information Exchange Meeting on Actinide and Fission Product Partitioning and Transmutation (16IEMPT) on 26-30 June 2022. The meeting will be held in Saint Petersburg, ...
7 September 2021
Experimental facilities in nuclear energy are key to addressing safety issues. The recent loss of some critical infrastructure, from facilities to industry expertise, has therefore become a concern f...
8 September 2021
The NEA Working Group on the Safety of Advanced Reactors (WGSAR) held its biannual meeting via video conference on 21-23 April 2021, welcoming a new member representing Poland’s National Centre for N...
28 April 2021
The Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) is an international committee created in 1989 to guide the NEA concerning safety in the regulation, licensing and inspection of nuclear installat...
10 February 2021
The NEA organised a virtual workshop in collaboration with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 14-18 December 2020 to discuss the best regulatory practices that the nuclear sector can ad...
23 December 2020
Generation IV International Forum (GIF) updates
2 December 2020
The quality of the isotopic composition of plutonium fuel degrades as the number of recycles increases in thermal reactors, requiring an increase in the total loading necessary in mixed plutonium-ura...
17 November 2020
This study analyses the need for adjustments in or new developments of the fuel cycle for Small Modular Reactors.
4 November 2020
The study will investigate what are the cogeneration capabilities of various advanced reactor designs, as well as the flexibility they may have to switch from electricity generation to heat productio...
15 October 2020
The working group will be responsible for the programme of work in the CNRA regarding regulatory activities in the primary area of advanced reactors and associated installations. The term “advanced r...
2 April 2020
Questions relating to the space, time end energy distribution of neutrons and radiation in different media are the domain of reactor physics.
2 December 2019
18 November 2019
4 September 2019
As part of the work of the NEA Expert Group on "advanced reactor systems and future energy market needs”, a workshop was organised on 4 September 2019 with the objective of better understanding how t...
18 June 2020
NEA News is the professional journal of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). It features articles on the latest nuclear energy issues concerning the economic and technical aspects of nuclear energy, nucl...
4 August 2017
29 May 2013
The workshop was held at the NEA Headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux on 28-29 May 2013, and gathered nearly 30 invited experts from 10 NEA member countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Japan, Republic ...
24 June 2020
This report provides an overview of experimental facilities that can be used to carry out nuclear safety research for sodium fast reactors and identifies priorities for organising international co-op...
15 April 2011
The NEA has studied multiple recycling issues associated with various reactor systems fuelled with mixed-oxide (MOX) and published a series of computational physics benchmarks. This has led to improv...
21 June 2007
The commercial recycling of plutonium as PUO2/UO2 mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel is an established practice in pressurised water reactors (PWRs) in several countries, the main motivation being the consumptio...
10 March 2003
Although the recycling of plutonium as thermal mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel in pressurised water reactors (PWRs) is now well-established on a commercial scale, many physics questions remain. The main quest...
23 October 2002
Studies on fast reactors have historically concentrated on their capability to use plutonium produced in thermal reactors as initial fuel, and subsequently their capacity to produce electricity while...
1 November 1996
Attitudes towards plutonium management vary from country to country and from utility to utility: some regard plutonium as a liability and others as a valuable source of energy.
The purpose of this st...
1 November 1995