JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 25 Mar 2013

    The recent findings by JRC scientists and other colleagues on the effect of the weapon tests fallout in a terrestrial environment are important to evaluate the risks associated to other kinds of nuclear contamination, like nuclear accidents and releases from nuclear facilities and nuclear waste disposal repositories. The use of more sensitive technologies in environmental sciences is expected to expand further in the foreseeable future.

  3. 20 Jan 2012

    The JRC has signed a letter of intent for closer cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The two organisations will strengthen their collaboration in a number of areas, including energy, nuclear safety and security, sustainable transport and electromobility, climate change, information technology and foresight and anticipation.

  4. 1 Jul 2011

    Dr Gerry Lander, former Director of the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), was awarded the Walter Hälg Prize in recognition of scientific career in the field of basic actinide research. Every two years the European Neutron Scattering Association, ENSA, awards the prestigious Walter Hälg Prize to a European scientist for outstanding coherent work in neutron scattering with a long term impact on scientific and/or technical neutron scattering applications.