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Nuclear decommissioning faces many technological challenges. Nuclear decommissioning faces many technological challenges.
©Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires INSTN, France
Dec 11 2015

Additional efforts to further enhance the EU's extensive know-how and attract more young people to studies and training in nuclear related disciplines are needed for nuclear decommissioning.

Nuclear powerplant JRC's work supports the need for nuclear safety, security research and cross-cutting activities in the EU.
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Aug 19 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.

Nuclear Gen. NPP (Source AREVA) The EHRO-N locator helps find nuclear training and facilities
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Mar 15 2013

Two JRC-developed tools have recently been launched: the EHRO-N locator, which helps find nuclear training and facilities, and an online course on water-water power reactors (WWER), aiming to preserve knowledge on this type of reactor.

EU Commissioners Màire Geoghegan-Quinn and Günther Oettinger cut the ribbon in the presence of the JRC Director-General, Dominique Ristori EU Commissioners Màire Geoghegan-Quinn and Günther Oettinger cut the ribbon in the presence of the JRC Director-General, Dominique Ristori
©EU, 2013
Feb 04 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.

photo from the forensics lab JRC scientist examines seized radioactive material for finger prints
©EU, 2012
Oct 12 2012

Nuclear forensics is a key component in nuclear security as it provides information for the prosecution of nuclear smugglers and enables the identification of the origin of the intercepted material, thus providing essential information for improving preventive measures.

photo of the new instrument The new Large Geometry-Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (LG-SIMS) instrument combines speed, sensitivity and a high level of accuracy and quality control when screening for fissile material particles.
©EU, 2012
Jun 01 2012

The JRC's nuclear safeguards activities will be significantly improved by the opening of a new analytical laboratory for nuclear micro-particles inaugurated today at the JRC's Institute for Transuranium elements (ITU), located in Karlsruhe. European Commission and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) representatives attended the event, together with relevant stakeholders.

EHRO-N logo European Human Resource Observatory for the Nuclear Energy Sector (EHRO-N)
©EU, 2011
Dec 16 2011

On 16 December 2011 the JRC launched the European Human Resource Observatory for the Nuclear Energy Sector (EHRO-N) and the European Nuclear Safety and Security School (EN3S). The two initiatives are aimed at preserving and upgrading skills in the nuclear field in the European Union.

US and EU expand their collaboration to nuclear security R&D - Mark Whitney, US NSSA Deputy Assistant Administrator and Roland Schenkel, Director General JRC signing the agreement on 2 November 2010. Mark Whitney, US NSSA Deputy Assistant Administrator and Roland Schenkel, Director General JRC signing the agreement on 2/11/2010.
Nov 02 2010

On 2 November, the European Atomic Energy Community and the United States National Nuclear Security Administration (NSSA) formally expanded their cooperation in the field of nuclear material safeguards research and development to include nuclear security. JRC's Director General Roland Schenkel representing Euratom and Mark Whitney, US NNSA Assistant Deputy Administrator for Nonproliferation and International Security signed the agreement between Euratom and US Department of Energy at the IAEA International Nuclear Safeguards Symposium held in Vienna.

Research addresses the safety of nuclear fuels Research addresses the safety of nuclear fuels
Apr 29 2010

The European Commission has published today a Eurobarometer survey showing that an overwhelming majority of Europeans would find it useful to have European legislation on radioactive waste management. Due to the use of radioactive substances and materials also for medical applications and for research, the concern for the safety risk related to radioactive waste is shared both in countries with and without nuclear power plants .

Roland Schenkel, JRC Director General and Giovanni Lelli, ENEA Commissioner, signing the MoU between the two organisations Roland Schenkel, JRC Director General and Giovanni Lelli, ENEA Commissioner, signing the MoU between the two organisations
Mar 17 2010

The JRC and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This agreement promotes collaboration in scientific and technology areas such as energy, environment, security, high performance scientific computing and nuclear security.

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