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More specialised publications on Nuclear Fission and Radiation Protection can be found on CORDIS (Community R&D Information Service):

For FP7 (2007-2011): http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/euratom-fission/library_en.html
For FP6 (2002-2006): http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6-euratom/library.htm
For FP5 (1998-2002): http://cordis.europa.eu/fp5-euratom/src/library.htm

Paper versions of most of the publications below may be ordered through the EU Bookshop link 1.

 

Euradwaste ’08 2009

Euradwaste '08  PDF icon [9 Mb]

The Euradwaste ’08 conference in Luxembourg on 20-22 October 2008 brought together researchers, radioactive waste management organisations, policy-makers, regulators, engineers and educators to discuss the underground disposal of spent nuclear fuel and long-lived high-level radioactive waste as well as the impact of advanced fuel cycles (partitioning and transmutation) on deep geological repositories.

The sustainability challenge 2009

The sustainability challenge  PDF icon [1,5 Mb]

Catalogue number: KI-78-09-613-EN-D

Yes to energy,
No to greenhouse gases.
Global demand for energy is increasing. We need to move quickly to an energy mix model, that encompasses high energy efficiency and low-carbon energy technologies.

Report of High Level and Expert Group on European Low Dose Risk Research 2009

Report of High Level and Expert Group on European Low Dose Risk Research PDF icon [2.25 MB]

This report of the High Level and Expert Group (HLEG) on European Low Dose Risk Research, published in January 2009, summarizes key policy issues for ionising radiation risk management and describes both the state of science and the main challenges in low dose risk research. Based on this, a European research strategy is proposed with the key element of creating a European Platform, to be named MELODI: Multidisciplinary European LOw Dose Initiative. In addition key concepts are identified that should be incorporated into the scientific strategy for such a multi-disciplinary low dose initiative. Five Member States (Finland, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom), the Commission as well as eight representatives of the research community with recognised high level expertise in low dose risk research contributed to this report.

2009

FISA 2009 - presentations from the press briefings at the conference

Presentations covered the following topics: * Safety of existing installations (Generation II Reactors) * Research needed to improve performance of Nuclear Power Plants (Generation III Reactors) * Innovative reactor concepts (Generation IV Reactors) * Partitioning and transmutation of nuclear waste * Education and training needs in the filed of nuclear physics * The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP)

Nuclear fission and radiation protection – Research to secure sustainable energy supply and protect the citizen 2009

Euratom FP7 Research & Training Projects
Volume 1
 PDF icon [5 MB]

This brochure provides an outline of the first batch of nuclear research and training activities funded
by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (FP7 Euratom,
2007–11)

Nuclear fission and radiation protection – Research to secure sustainable energy supply and protect the citizen 2008

European perspective on Nuclear Fission" Report of the Scientific and Technical Committee PDF icon [960 kB]

The Report analyses the European perspective on Nuclear Fission and provides strategic and technical considerations for the future development of Nuclear Energy in the European Union.

Nuclear fission and radiation protection – Research to secure sustainable energy supply and protect the citizen 2007

Euratom: 50 years of nuclear energy serving Europe   
ISBN: 92-79-03678-5
Catalogue number: KO-76-06-492-EN-C
Languages: DE, EN, FR

In 2007, the EU celebrated the 50th anniversary of the signature in Rome of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). The Euratom Treaty provides a framework for nuclear activities in the European Union. This booklet summarises the evolution of the activities carried out by Euratom since 1958, when the treaty entered into force. It traces the road already travelled with a view to better future action.

Available in EU Bookshop as PDF and printed.

Nuclear fission and radiation protection – Research to secure sustainable energy supply and protect the citizen2007

Nuclear fission and radiation protection – Research to secure sustainable energy supply and protect the citizen   

Catalogue number: KI-78-07-327-EN-D

Easy-to-read leaflet in the series European Research in Action which focuses on the results of European research into issues of wide public interest. Available in all official EU languages.

The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform – A vision report2007

The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform – A vision report PDF icon [1.45 Mb]  
ISBN: 978-92-79-05591-1
EUR 22842
Catalogue number: KI-NA-22842-EN-C

This report, endorsed by a large number of stakeholders – technology suppliers, utilities, research organisations, technical safety organisations – accompanies the launch of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNE-TP). It proposes a vision for nuclear fission energy up to the middle of the century, as part of Europe’s future low-carbon energy mix.

Euratom FP6 Research Projects and Training Activities – Volume III 2007

Euratom FP6 Research Projects and Training Activities – Volume III PDF icon [2.17 Mb]  
ISBN: 978-92-79-05047-3
EUR 22385
Catalogue number: KI-NA-22385-EN-C

This brochure describes the third batch of research projects funded under the specific programme for ‘Research and Training on Nuclear Energy (2002-2006)’ under the Sixth Euratom Framework Programme for Nuclear Research and Training Activities (FP6).

Off-site nuclear emergency management and restoration of contaminated environments2007

Off-site nuclear emergency management and restoration of contaminated environments  PDF icon [2 Mb]  
ISBN: 92-79-04498-2
EUR 21927
Catalogue number: KI-NA-21927-EN-C


Within Euratom’s Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), a number of projects were clustered in order to provide a more effective response to the objectives in the area of off-site nuclear emergency management and site restoration.

The SAMEN and MOSES thematic clusters described in this brochure were selected by an independent panel of the European Commission and distinguished with the award of being one of the success stories of FP5.

Euratom R&D: science & technology for energy – A true European Research Area2007

Euratom R&D: science & technology for energy – A true European Research Area PDF icon [3 Mb]  
Catalogue number: KI-76-065-94-EN-D


Launch of the Seventh Euratom Framework Programme (Euratom FP7) – 2007-2011.

Nuclear fission and radiation protection2007

Nuclear fission and radiation protection – Protecting the public and ensuring safe, secure and sustainable energy options for Europe now and in the future PDF icon [2.9 Mb]  
Catalogue number: KI-76-06-363-EN-D

Launch of the Seventh Euratom Framework Programme (Euratom FP7) in nuclear fission and radiation protection – 2007-2011

Dosimetry Research2006

Dosimetry Research  PDF icon [1.72 Mb]  
ISBN: 92-79-01646-6
EUR 21233
Catalogue number: KI-NA-21233-EN-C

Radiation dosimetry has been and remains a key element of successive Euratom research programmes and has contributed greatly to the effective development and application of radiation protection standards in Europe and beyond. Research specifically dedicated to dosimetry and carried out in Euratom Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) is summarised in this brochure.

Cover Euratom Research Projects and Training Activities (Volume II - 2006)

Cover "Euratom Research Projects and Training Activities"

2006
2005

Euratom Research Projects and Training Activities (Volume II - 2006) PDF icon [4.4 Mb]
ISBN 92-79-00064-0
EUR 21229
Catalogue KI-NA-21229-EN-C

Euratom Research Projects and Training Activities (Volume I - 2005) PDF icon [2.3 Mb]
ISBN 92-894-9023-3
EUR 21228
Catalogue KI-NA-21228-EN-C

The first projects funded under the specific Euratom programme for 'Research and Training on Nuclear Energy (2002-2006)' and selected under the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6) are now under way.

The projects described in these publications are all involved with research activities on management of radioactive waste, radiation protection or other activities in the field of nuclear technologies and safety, such as innovative concepts, education and training and the safety of existing nuclear installations.

Euratom activities on research and development for nuclear fusion are not covered here.

Cover Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes Produced by Nuclear Power2004

Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes Produced by Nuclear Power? PDF icon [676 Kb]  
The European Union has been researching geological disposal for almost 30 years and is on the verge of constructing its first deep repositories. This document explains the current status of development and highlights in particular the achievements of the most recent Euratom work in the Fifth Framework Programme.

ISBN 92-894-8090-4
EUR 21224
Catalogue KI-NA-21224-EN-C

Cover reactor safety2004

European Nuclear Reactor Safety: continued reassurance through research PDF icon [1.8 Mb] 
This brochure presents the broad approach andoutcomes of nuclear reactor safety research(NRS) undertaken in the Euratom Fifth Framework Programme (FP5) between 1998 and 2002. Although supported by the European Commission (EC), NRS in FP5 was driven by the clear research priorities identified by the wider European nuclear sector, including the electricity generation and distribution utilities, safety authorities, engineering companies and manufacturers, research establishments and academia.

ISBN 92-894-7818-7
EUR 21030
Catalogue KI-NA-21-030-EN-C

Nuclear Energy – Can we do without it? February 2004

Nuclear Energy – Can we do without it?
Nuclear energy today provides about 35% of electricity in Europe. It is an important factor in reducing Europe's energy dependence. However, over the past two decades it has been the centre of much controversy - so much so that several European countries have decided to dispense with it. No doubt the reservations have more to do with the issue of waste management than the safety of installations. But the nuclear sector has one major benefit: producing no greenhouse gases, it is - alongside renewable energies - a particularly sustainable means of producing electricity.
ENFR - DE PDF icon [~1.3 Mb]

ISSN 1024-0802
Catalogue KI-AB-03-040-EN-C

Understanding the Effects of Radiation on Health2002

Understanding the Effects of Radiation on Health PDF icon [1.36 Mb]
This brochure provides an outline of the basic research sponsored by the Commission in its Fourth and Fifth Framework Programmes. The introductory part provides simple explanations of scientifically complex issues and outcomes concerning the medical aspects of radiation exposure, and looks at the application of new concepts relating to the biological action of radiation. In the second part individual projects are presented and their results explained.

ISBN 92-894-3840-1
EUR 19959
Catalogue KI-NA-19-959-EN-C

Radio-epidemiology2002

Radio-epidemiology
This brochure has been prepared to disseminate the objectives and main achievements of research supported by the European Commission on «epidemiology and retrospective dosimetry». It focuses on research carried out in the 4th and 5th Framework Programmes but also addresses earlier research. The projects described encompass the ‘state of the art’ in this area together with progress that can be expected within the next few years.

ISBN 92-894-3839-8
EUR 19958
Catalogue KI-NA-19-958-EN-C

Optimisation of Protection in the Medical Uses of Radiation2002

Optimisation of Protection in the Medical Uses of Radiation PDF icon [975 Kb]
This brochure disseminates the results of research supported by the Commission on radiation protection in the medical applications of radiation. A summary of Commission supported research over the past decade is followed by brief accounts of each of the supported projects. Some consideration is also given to future research needs.

ISBN 92-894-3838-X
EUR 19793
Catalogue KI-NA-19-957-EN-C

Decision Support for Emergency Management and Environmental Restoration2002

Decision Support for Emergency Management and Environmental Restoration
Emergency or accident management arrangements are an integral part of the safe operation of nuclear facilities. Nuclear safety is built on prevention, mitigation of accidents and off-site accident management. A wide range of measures can be taken to protect or minimize the radiation exposure of potentially affected populations. This brochure describes the objectives and main achievements of research supported by the Commission in this field.

ISBN: 92-894-1744-7
EUR 19793
Catalogue number: KI-NA-19-793-EN-C

Partitioning and Transmutation2001

Partitioning and Transmutation PDF icon [229 Kb]
The main concern in the disposal of radioactive waste in deep geological sites is related to long-lived radionuclides. Partitioning (chemical separation) and transmutation (radionuclide conversion) techniques offer the possibility of reducing the long-lived component of the waste, thus easing the waste management problem. The brochure outlines the Commission-funded research in this area.

ISBN 92-894-1074-4
EUR 19785
Catalogue KI-NA-19-785-EN-C

Radioactive Waste Management – For a safe and sustainable use of nuclear energy

Radioactive Waste Management – For a safe and sustainable use of nuclear energy
A sustainable use of nuclear energy in the future will only be achieved if a more permanent and safe solution for the long-term management of spent fuel and highlevel radioactive wastes meets with public acceptance. Deep geological disposal of these wastes is the preferred solution. Research for implementing disposal is being conducted in all countries with nuclear power. Chemical separation and transmutation of the most hazardous radionuclides from the waste could further increase the long-term safety of underground repositories. Disposal of the less hazardous low- and intermediate level radioactive waste at or near the surface is well established and implemented in several countries.
ENFR - DE PDF icon [~300 Kb]

Catalogue KI-46-02-331-EN-D

Radiation Protection – Safeguarding of European Citizen

Radiation Protection – Safeguarding of European Citizens
Radiation protection is highly multi-disciplinary and covers a diverse range of issues. The main focus of research over the past decade and for the foreseeable future is the better quantification and understanding of the risks of radiation at levels typical of those occuring in the workplace and the environment. This will be achieved by a combination of cellular and molecular biology research on the interaction between radiation and molecules (DNA), cells and organs, and epidemiological studies of exposed populations.
ENFR - DE PDF icon [~300 Kb]

Catalogue KI-46-02-315-EN-D

Reactor Safety – Toward more safety and competitiveness in nuclear energy

Reactor Safety – Towards more safety and competitiveness in nuclear energy
Euratom framework research in reactor safety currently concentrates on “operational safety of existing installations”. It covers a broad range of physical phenomena and safety measures ranging from structural integrity, inspection and maintenance, to severe accident management. Technological requirements as well as organisational and socio-economic aspects are considered. Specific attention is given on developing a common safety culture throughout the EU Member States and the candidate countries. In the future, Euratom research is expected to continue contributing to the safety and competitiveness of the European nuclear industry.
ENFR - DE PDF icon [~220 Kb]

Catalogue KI-46-02-323-EN-D

Innovative Concepts - Towards cleaner, safer and competitive

Innovative Concepts –Towards cleaner, safer and competitive generation of nuclear energy
The potential of innovative concepts for safer exploitation of nuclear fission is being studied as a possible contribution to meeting European energy needs in the decades ahead. These new concepts would use fissile material more efficiently and generate less waste, thereby reducing disposal.
ENFR - DE PDF icon [~220 Kb]

Catalogue KI-46-02-331-EN-D

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