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Latest findings in the field of nuclear fission

Brussels, 03 June 2009

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Conference "EU Research and Training in Reactor Systems"
FISA 2009

22 June 2009
Prague, Czech Republic

 

WHAT?           MEDIA BRIEFING ABOUT THE LATEST FINDINGS IN THE FIELD OF NUCLEAR FISSION

TOPICS:

SAFETY OF EXISTING INSTALLATIONS (GENERATION II)

RESEARCH NEEDED TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCES (GENERATION III)

INNOVATIVE REACTOR CONCEPTS (GENERATION IV)

PARTITIONING AND TRANSMUTATION OF NUCLEAR WASTE

EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THE FISSION EXPERTS OF THE FUTURE

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ON NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

WHEN?
22 June 2009 (FISA conference will continue until 24 June 2009)

WHERE?        
CORINTHIA TOWERS
Prague, Czech Republic


Nuclear Energy production in Europe has reached a crossroads. Many of the running nuclear power plants are getting close to the end of their original set life. Decisions have to be taken whether to shut them down or extend their lifespan. At the same time next generation nuclear power plants are ready to start. In all these issues nuclear fission research is crucial. More than 400 nuclear scientists have registered for the international conference on “EU Research and Training in Reactor Systems” FISA-2009 to be held in Prague on 22-24 June 2009, organized by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research. You are invited to attend a special media programme, hear the experts on nuclear fission and get cutting edge knowledge.

You will learn about the safety of existing nuclear power plants (Generation II) and the possibilities for extending their lifetime. Experts will explain the design of Generation III nuclear power plants already under construction in Finland and France. Scientists will explain how the next Generation IV will be designed. The latest findings about nuclear waste treatment and the training of fission researchers of the future will also be on the agenda. Apart from meeting experts from all over Europe you will have an exclusive opportunity to visit the facilities of the Czech Nuclear Research Institute.

Please also check the full programme on the conference webpage: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/euratom-fission/fisa2009_en.html

Presentations from the event

For registration and further information, please contact:
Florian Frank
Press and Information Officer
Directorate-General Research
European Commission
Tel: +32.2. 299 79 34
Mobile + 32 476 04 20 44
E-mail: florian.frank@ec.europa.eu