JRC News

  1. 11 Jun 2015

    On 10 June 2015, in Budapest, the JRC and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) organised an event, hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member of EASAC. The event was part of the regional promotion of a joint JRC-EASAC report on the "Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and its Waste".

  2. 20 Apr 2015

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) produced the first two uranium reference materials certified for the production date for validation of methods.

  3. 12 Dec 2014

    Supply and Installation of systems for detection of illicit trafficking and inadvertent movement of nuclear and radioactive materials at borders of Republic of Tajikistan.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 21 Nov 2013

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), located in Karlsruhe (Germany). The JRC welcomed for the celebration high-level guests representing politics, industry, science and research at international, European, national and regional levels.

    Since the foundation stone was laid in 1963, the institute’s portfolio has evolved to face emerging scientific and policy support needs and has gained worldwide recognition as a reference centre and a key contributor to an effective safety and safeguards system for the nuclear fuel cycle.

  7. 26 Aug 2013

    The EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (CoE) initiative inaugurated its Regional Secretariats for the Middle East and for South East Europe, Southern Caucasus, Moldova and Ukraine this summer. The Secretariats will facilitate information sharing, CBRN need assessment in the partner countries and implementation and monitoring of projects in these regions. In addition, it will promote the regional visibility of the initiative as well as facilitate coordination of CoE activities.

  8. 24 May 2013

    The updated version of the emergency procedure brochure has been published today by The JRC-Institute for Transuranium Elements and the WAK Rückbau & Entsorgungs GmbH.



  9. 20 Mar 2013

    JRC-ITU are pleased to announce that fellow researchers Luca Capriotti and Andrea Quaini have been recognised with an award for their joint master thesis "High temperature behaviour of nuclear materials investigated by laser heating and fast pyrometry".


    The Fondazione Don Bartolomeo Grazioli Martire di Belfiore master thesis award for the physical sciences was issued from the Lombardy Institute, Academy of Sciences & Literature Milano, Italy as part of its annual science awards for 2012/2013.


  10. 4 Feb 2013

    Coinciding with its 50th anniversary, the JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), located in Karlsruhe, is engaged in a large renovation and upgrade of its infrastructure in order to maintain the highest safety and security of its installations and to be able to provide state of the art support in the nuclear field.