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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published three new reports that are available for free download on the IAEA website.
Utilization of Accelerator Based Real Time Methods in Investigation of Materials with High Technological Importance, IAEA Radiation Technology Reports No. 4
This publication presents the state of the art in the development and application of various accelerator based real time techniques. It reports examples of multidisciplinary scientific topics and challenges where application of accelerator based methods would bring significant benefits in terms of research data and further understanding of the scientific issues. The research activities that can profit from real time material characterizations using synchrotron radiation, neutron, ion and electron beams, and simultaneous combinations of different techniques are also briefly discussed. A recurrent theme emerging from the presented papers is that further work is needed to develop more robust and longer working life materials for energy applications.
Policy and Strategies for Environmental Remediation, IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NW-G-3.1
To assure the safe, technically optimal and cost effective management of remediation situations, appropriate policies and strategies are required. This publication describes the goals, time scales, efforts necessary for implementation, cost allocation and the different interests of concerned parties with regard to environmental remediation works. It clarifies the differences between a policy and a strategy, and provides advice to Member States on the typical composition and formulation of such documents. Along with previously published IAEA safety publications on environmental remediation, this publication will help national authorities to recognize the necessity for including environmental remediation as a required component in the planning and execution of nuclear related initiatives. Recent events have shown that the existence of an established policy and strategies on environmental remediation prior to nuclear and/or radiological accidents can be of fundamental importance, as it will among other things facilitate the dialogue to be established with different affected parties.
Electronic version can be found: http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/10622/Policy-and-Strategies-for-Environmental-Remediation
Research Reactor Benchmarking Database: Facility Specification and Experimental Data, Technical Reports Series No. 480
This web publication contains the facility specifications, experiment descriptions, and corresponding experimental data for nine different research reactors covering a wide range of research reactor types, power levels and experimental configurations. Each data set was prepared in order to serve as a stand-alone resource of well documented experimental data, which can subsequently be used in benchmarking and validation of the neutronic and thermal-hydraulic computational methods and tools employed for improved utilization, operation and safety analysis of research reactors.Electronic version can be found: http://www-pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/10578/Research-Reactor-Benchmarking-Database-Facility-Specification-and-Experimental-Data