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EU, industry and nuclear professionals together on decommissioning, 23 January 2018
©European Union, 2018
Jan 23 2018

The European Commission has teamed up with industry representatives and nuclear professionals to organise a knowledge-sharing roundtable on the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Nuclear decommissioning is an industrial activity expected to grow worldwide.

It encompasses technical and management actions associated with ceasing operation of a nuclear installation, through its dismantling, to finally removing it from regulatory control, with the objective of delivering an environmentally friendly end-state.

The emerging pollutants include pharmaceuticals, newly registered pesticides, industrial plastic additives, personal care products and new flame retardants.
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Jan 22 2018
The majority of chemicals on a combined list of more than 2700 potential marine contaminants are what's known as 'emerging pollutants': substances that have the potential to enter the environment and cause adverse ecological and human health effects, but are still largely unregulated.
The report presents lessons learnt on disaster preparedness from non-nuclear emergencies
©OECD, 2018
Jan 17 2018
The JRC joins forces with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess similarities in emergency preparedness and response across sectors, identify lessons learned and set out good practices for the nuclear sector.
Asian elephants moving through the Kaziranga National Park, India
©G. Dubois, 2018
Jan 17 2018
The JRC has measured progress and shortfalls in the connectivity of protected areas in countries across the world, identifying the main priorities to sustain or improve connectivity in each country.
High performance magnets used in many applications from electric vehicles to IT equipment contain rare earth elements such as Neodymium
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Jan 16 2018
Critical raw materials are not used to their full extent as part of the circular economy and there are several improvement opportunities to reuse and recycle these materials.
The map shows a global visualisation of travel time to the city with the shortest associated journey
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Jan 12 2018
A team of researchers have mapped urban accessibility worldwide to support global and local decision-making on development and environmental policies.
In the event of a serious accident, eCall automatically dials 112
©EU, 2017
Jan 10 2018
The JRC and the GSA have released guidelines to ensure that automatic 112 call devices (eCall) meet compatibility and performance requirements ahead of their compulsory installation in all new cars and vans from the end of March 2018.
Several new soil parameters will be measured in the next soil survey
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Jan 05 2018
The JRC is ready to carry out the most comprehensive assessment of soil biodiversity across the continent.
Blockchain’s distributed ledger technology has wide-ranging implications for the education sector
©European Union, 2017
Jan 04 2018
Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the EU - if policymakers are well prepared to embrace the change.
Different natural hazards impact the grid in different ways
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Jan 04 2018

Electricity is the backbone of European society. When a natural disaster hits the power grid, recovery can happen in a matter of hours or it could take months to fully restore electricity supply. As well as hampering emergency response efforts, power cuts can trigger accidents and bring economic activity to a halt.


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