JRC News

  1. 5 Mar 2015

    The JRC and the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) have successfully demonstrated the principle of an innovative technique analysing particle-like debris of melted nuclear fuel.

  2. 29 Oct 2014

    A study evaluating the immunogenicity of tumour cells after they have been irradiated with the alpha particle emitter bismuth-213 (213Bi) showed resistance to further tumour challenge.

  3. 22 Oct 2014

    On 20-24 October, in Vienna, the international community working in the field of nuclear non-proliferation has gathered for the symposium on international safeguards: linking strategy, implementation and people.

  4. 14 Oct 2014

    The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, puts the focus on the benefits of standards and harmonised measurements for global and regional economies, as well as for societies. Around 70% of the JRC work is related in one way or another to standardisation. Our scientists provide scientific and technical support in a range of areas from environmental monitoring to critical infrastructure protection, and from food and feed safety to nuclear safety and security.

  5. 6 Oct 2014

    In cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the JRC and experts of international organisations provided high-level technical expertise for the development of an integrated national security system for nuclear and radioactive materials during a training course that took place in Jakarta (Indonesia) earlier this month.

  6. 30 Sep 2014

    A new report launched today in Brussels by the JRC and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) analyses options for spent nuclear fuel management and their state of development.  The report calls for a flexible adoption strategy, more targeted funding and the need for deep geological repositories.

  7. 19 Aug 2014

    The JRC has released a new report giving a comprehensive overview of its research on nuclear safety and security, including their policy background and context. The nuclear activities of the JRC are aimed at supporting the implementation of EU legislation, giving priority to the highest standards for nuclear safety and security in the Union, and internationally.

  8. 10 Jun 2014

    The JRC and the Slovak Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport are hosting a high level conference discussing research cooperation between the JRC and Slovakia today in Bratislava, with the participation of Dušan Čaplovič, Slovak Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport and Vladimír Šucha, JRC Director-General.

  9. 3 Jun 2014

    A JRC co-authored study has examined the evolution of components of spent nuclear fuel by comparing actual spent fuel with lab results obtained on fuel analogues in simulated, accelerated timescale. Most of the trends observed were found to be comparable with characteristics of actual spent fuel. Ongoing programmes are also addressing the retrievability of spent fuel after extended storage and its behaviour under accident conditions.

  10. 3 Apr 2014

    Visualising latent fingerprints is common practice for police forensic laboratories in EU countries, but if the evidence is radioactively contaminated, the laboratory cannot process the fingerprints. The JRC has unique nuclear forensic capabilities which include methodologies for recovering fingerprints from contaminated surfaces. In order to support Member States’ authorities, the JRC provided access to these capabilities through a project consisting of several nuclear forensics exercises.