NEW BOOK ALERT
The IAEA is pleased to announce the publication of:
Standard Format and Content for Safety Related Decommissioning Documents
Safety Reports Series No. 45
This report provides information on the content and format for decommissioning plans and supporting safety related documents. Its scope includes information that is relevant to all types of nuclear facilities, ranging from nuclear power plants and reprocessing facilities to university laboratories and manufacturing plants. The report will be of interest to decommissioning planning engineers, project managers and operations managers.
STI/PUB/1214, 64 pp.; 0 figures; 2005, ISBN 92-0-113204-2, English. 22.00 Euro.
Applying Radiation Safety Standards in Nuclear Medicine
Safety Reports Series No. 40
The International Basic Safety Standards for Protection against Ionizing Radiation and for the Safety of Radiation Sources (BSS), jointly sponsored, inter alia, by the IAEA, the International Labour Organization, the WHO and the Pan American Health Organization, establish requirements on the legal persons responsible for designing, running and decommissioning practices involving ionizing radiation. These requirements are basic and general in nature. This report is intended to be of assistance to both regulators and users of radiation sources in nuclear medicine in applying the BSS to this practice. Regulators will find it useful for reviewing applications for authorization and for the inspection of the practice. Users of radiation in nuclear medicine may follow the guidance provided in order to comply with BSS requirements or equivalent national requirements. Experts recruited on IAEA missions to advise on the implementation of the BSS for the practice of nuclear medicine are expected to use the guidance given in this report rather than their own national regulations and guidance.
STI/PUB/1207, 124 pp.; 0 figures; 2005, ISBN 92-0-111104-5, English. 28.00 Euro.
Nuclear Security: Global Directions for the Future, Proceedings of an International Conference held in London, 16-18 March 2005
The principal aim of the International Conference on Nuclear Security: Global Directions for the Future was to share information on how to most successfully combat substate and criminal threats now and in the future, and to foster a better understanding and awareness of the global changes since 11 September 2001. The conference considered the threat of malicious acts involving nuclear and other radioactive material; the experiences, achievements and shortcomings of national and international efforts to strengthen the prevention of, detection of and response to malicious acts involving these materials; and the ways and means to achieve future improvements. These proceedings contain the opening and keynote addresses and the invited papers presented during the various topical and panel sessions. The conference generated an extensive exchange of information on key issues related to a number of aspects of nuclear security. The summaries of these discussions, as well as the findings, as presented by the President of the Conference are also included.
STI/PUB/1232, 2005, ISBN 92-0-105905-1, English. 82.00 Euro.
Country Nuclear Fuel Cycle Profiles - Second Edition
Technical Reports Series No. 425
In recent years, activities related to the nuclear fuel cycle have expanded globally. In addition, the complexity of the nuclear fuel cycle market has increased with the emergence of new providers of fuel cycle services. In this context, a need was perceived for a compilation of country profiles on nuclear fuel cycle activities in a form which could be easily understood both by experts and by the public, and which should lead to a greater understanding of these activities worldwide. Furthermore, such information would improve the transparency of nuclear energy development in general. The second edition represents the status of the nuclear fuel cycle at the end of 2002 and consists of two parts: the first part is a review of worldwide activities related to the nuclear fuel cycle; the second comprises the country profiles, reflecting each countrys status with regard to nuclear fuel cycle activities. The second part incorporates a graphical representation of material flow in the nuclear fuel cycle of each country.
STI/DOC/010/425, 91 pp.; 32 figures; 2005, ISBN 92-0-114803-8, English. 22.50 Euro.
Disposal Options for Disused Radioactive Sources
Technical Reports Series No. 436
This report presents a review of relevant information on the various technical factors and issues, as well as approaches and relevant technologies, leading to the identification of potential disposal options for disused radioactive sources. The report attempts to provide a logical "road map" for the disposal of disused radioactive sources, taking into consideration the high degree of variability in the radiological properties of such types of radioactive waste. The use of borehole or shaft type repositories is highlighted as a potential disposal option, particularly for those countries that have limited resources and are looking for a simple, safe and cost effective solution for the disposal of their radioactive source inventories. The information provided in the report could be adapted or adopted to identify and develop specific disposal options suitable for the type and inventory of radioactive sources kept in storage in a given Member State.
STI/DOC/010/436, 51 pp.; 14 figures; 2005, ISBN 92-0-100305-6, English. 27.00 Euro.
Upgrading of Near Surface Repositories for Radioactive Waste
Technical Reports Series No. 433
This report considers a variety of circumstances that may require corrective actions to be assessed or implemented at near surface disposal facilities. The circumstances leading to the corrective actions, or the corrective actions themselves, may be of either a technical or a non-technical nature. Methodologies that can be employed to implement effective solutions to problems are discussed, including assessment of alternative options prior to selecting corrective actions, and the planning, implementation and verification of the specific measures adopted. Examples are provided of approaches and technologies that may be used to improve repository performance and safety. Information is also provided in the Annex on experience in various Member States with the upgrading of disposal facilities.
STI/DOC/010/433, 2005, ISBN 92-0-112704-9, English. 38.00 Euro.
Safety Culture in the Maintenance of Nuclear Power Plants
Safety Reports Series No. 42
Building upon earlier IAEA publications on this topic, this Safety Report reviews how challenges to the maintenance of nuclear power plants can affect safety culture. It also highlights indications of a weakening safety culture. The challenges described are in areas such as maintenance management, human resources management, plant condition assessment and the business environment. The steps that some Member States have taken to address safety culture aspects are detailed and singled out as good practices, with a view to disseminating and exchanging experiences and lessons learned.
STI/PUB/1210, 49 pp.; 0 figures; 2005, ISBN 92-0-112404-X, English. 22.00 Euro.
Environmental Contamination from Uranium Production Facilities and their Remediation, Proceedings of an International Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, February 2004
The legacies of past uranium mining and milling continue to be of concern and require assessment and remedial action. This problem has been recognized in many parts of the world over the past three decades, but has received increased attention since the end of the Cold War and the consequent shift in paradigms. Considerable effort and resources have been expended in dealing with this legacy. However, it has to be noted that the search for uranium covered almost all countries on the globe. The result in some countries is a legacy of numerous small-scale mines and mills. For economic and other reasons, including less stringent environmental standards and awareness at the time, these operations may not have been properly closed out and made safe. The remediation strategies and techniques developed by major problem holders, such as the USA or Germany, often would be out of scale with problems in other countries. Therefore an international workshop was organized in Lisbon from 11 to 13 February 2004 as a forum for the exchange of views and experiences of countries with smaller-scale uranium mining legacies.
STI/PUB/1228, 262 pp.; 64 figures; 2005, ISBN 92-0-104305-8, English. 80.00 Euro.
Protection of the Environment from the Effects of Ionizing Radiation, Proceedings of an International Conference held in Stockholm, Sweden, 6-10 October 2003
Radioactive materials as environmental pollutants have been of concern with regard of both human exposure and exposure of non-human species. This concern has recently led to a reconsideration of an assumption on which current standards are based, namely, that if humans are adequately protected then other species will also be adequately protected. This subject is now under consideration by all relevant international organizations in the field of radiation protection, including the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) and the IAEA. The conference which is the subject of these proceedings is the latest in the series of international conferences on biota protection from radiation (Stockholm, 1996, Ottawa, 1999, and Darwin, 2002). It had the objective of reviewing recent scientific and policy developments in this subject area and the implications for further work at national and international levels. The conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 6 to 10 October 2003. It was attended by about 220 participants from 38 countries and 11 international organizations. These proceedings contain all of the presentations and discussions held during the conference, as well as summaries of each session and the overall findings of the conference. The contributed papers are provided on a CD-ROM, which accompanies these proceedings. The proceedings are primarily intended for use by regulatory bodies and authorities of the nuclear fuel cycle facility locations, international bodies involved in environmental protection and experts in environmental radioactivity worldwide.
STI/PUB/1229, 548 pp.; 30 figures; 2005, ISBN 92-0-104805-X, English. 80.00 Euro.