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NEA - Nuclear Energy Agency

The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) - is a semi-autonomous body within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that strives to assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The NEA assists Member countries in the regulation and application of the radiation protection system by identifying and addressing conceptual, scientific, policy, operational, and societal issues in a timely and prospective fashion, and clarifying their implications.

The main relevant committee is the Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) on which IRPA is an observer.

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The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries. The NEA develops recommendations in the fields of: Nuclear Safety and Regulation; Nuclear Energy Development; Radioactive Waste Management; Radiation Protection and Public Health; Nuclear Law and Liability; and Nuclear Science. It also publishes consensus positions on key issues, providing Member countries with credible references.