The latest edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published and can bedownloaded here.
JAEA delegates visited the nuclear facilities of the JRC-IRMM as part of the cooperation agreement between JAEA and EURATOM in the field of nuclear safeguards.
Europeans live longer and healthier lives than in the past, partly due to successful environmental policies that have reduced the exposure to harmful environmental contaminants in air, water and food, according to a joint EEA/JRC report published today. However, these contaminants are still a problem, and several new health risks are emerging, for example, from new chemicals, new products and changing lifestyle patterns.
Six companies have received the 2013 European Code of Conduct for Data Centres Award for their respective investment in innovative energy efficient technologies, which have resulted in major reductions in energy use.
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.
A high-level event in Bratislava, co-organised by the European Commission and the Government of the Slovak Republic, today launched six scientific clusters to support economic development in the Danube Region. The six clusters will focus on: water; land & soil; bio-energy; air; data exchange & harmonisation; and smart specialisation. They will provide scientific evidence to support the Danube Strategy, and will also serve to foster scientific cooperation across the region. The launch event today was attended amongst others by the Slovak Prime Minister H.E. Robert Fico and the Vice President of the European Commission, Maroš Šefčovič.
JRC has developed and validated a rapid and efficient method for the detection and the quantification of 48 antibiotics in feed. The method is based on emerging technology and is an efficient tool for the compulsory monitoring of undesirable substances in the feed and food chain.
The JRC has developed two complementary real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) methods, based on the use of a nuclear gene as a target, for the simultaneous detection of fish DNA from the 24 species most commonly used by the food and feed industry.
The JRC’s Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements has produced a successor certified reference material (STA-003m) allowing authenticity testing of wines.