JRC News

  1. 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.



  2. 18 Apr 2013

    The European Commission has today launched a new European nuclear security training centre (EUSECTRA), located in the JRC premises in Karlsruhe. The training centre will instruct front-line officers, trainers and experts on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials.

  3. 9 Apr 2013

    The 10th ESARDA course has been successfully organised and hosted by the Nuclear Security Unit (ITU Ispra) from the 18th until the 22nd of March. The annual course has been conducted at JRC Ispra since 2005, featuring a full five-day program with lectures delivered by worldwide experts in the field of Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. 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.

  7. 12 Dec 2012

    The IRCCS Neuromed Institute in Pozzilli, Italy, in collaboration with the Institute for Transuranium Elements (Prof. Dr. Fanghänel, Director JRC-ITU), will inaugurate on the 14th December the radioisotopes laboratory for alpha, beta and gamma emitters. The structure will be the first in Europe using radioisotopes alpha emitting on experimental models in order to identify innovative strategies for the treatment of brain tumors.

  8. 22 Nov 2012

    Following the annual Nuclear Materials conference “NuMat”, held this year in Osaka, Japan, delegates and participants were given the opportunity to demonstrate their creative side by submitting artistic images from their scientific studies on nuclear materials.

    The competition 'NuMart' had many entries and we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2012 competition are fellow JRC-ITU colleagues; Thierry Wiss, Annette Küst, Luka Vlahovic and Hartmut Thiele.

  9. 15 Nov 2012

    In the frame of the Task MED project within the Instrument of Stability, the JRC (Nuclear Security Unit of the Institute for Transuranium Elements) has organised a training course on nuclear security for Algerian law enforcement officials. The course has been held at the INPC (Institut National de Police Criminelle) in Algiers from the 11th to the 15th of November 2012.


  10. 24 Oct 2012

    A delegation from the European Parliament and from the European Energy Forum (EEF) visited the JRC-ITU on 24 October 2012.

    The delegation was welcome by Prof. Dr Thomas. Fanghänel, JRC-ITU Director, with a general presentation on JRC's core competences in nuclear waste management, nuclear safety, nuclear safeguards and security. An outlook of the infrastructure projects planned in the mid term was also presented.