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JRC Director General Dominique Ristori, MEP Vittorio Prodi, Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič (from left to right) inaugurating the new science building at JRC Ispra JRC Director General Dominique Ristori, MEP Vittorio Prodi, Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič (from left to right) inaugurating the new science building at JRC Ispra
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Oct 17 2013

Today, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn inaugurated new laboratory and office space at the JRC's site in Ispra (Northern Italy). This marks an important milestone in the renewal of the Commission's third biggest site after Brussels and Luxembourg.

JRC Newsletter: monthly updates on latest news JRC Newsletter: monthly updates on latest news
Feb 05 2013

The latest edition of the JRC Newsletter (January/February) has been published and can be downloaded here.

Group photo in front of monitors EC President Barroso and Commissioners Georgieva and `ef ovi at the inauguration of the Emergency Response Centre.
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May 15 2013

The European Commission's central platform for disaster response, the Emergency Response Centre (ERC), was inaugurated today in Brussels on the occasion of the Civil Protection Forum, which aims to address the EU's increasing role in disaster management.

Cement factory The BAT conclusions address the most effective techniques available for the production of cement, lime and magnesium oxide
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Apr 12 2013

The European Commission has published this week the new "Best Available Techniques" (BAT) conclusions, which is the reference for setting permit conditions for the production of cement, lime and magnesium oxide in the EU.

BAT conclusions for chlor-alkali set production emission limits and define the most economically and technologically viable environmental-friendly techniques available. BAT conclusions for chlor-alkali set production emission limits and define the most economically and technologically viable environmental-friendly techniques available.
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Dec 18 2013

The European Commission recently published the best available techniques (BAT) conclusions for the production of chlor-alkali. Chlorine chemistry is used to manufacture a wide range of products such as window frames, pipes, flooring, upholstery, insulation, plastics or paints.

Various pieces of crap metals Usually more costly than ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals are sought due to properties such as low weight (aluminium), higher conductivity (copper), non-magnetic property or resistance to corrosion (zinc).
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Jul 04 2016

The Commission implementing decision on Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for the non-ferrous metals industries (2016/1032) ) has been published in the Official Journal.

photo from the inauguration Inauguration of the new mass spectrometer in the JRC-managed "on-site" laboratory at the nuclear reprocessing plant of Sellafield, UK
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Jul 27 2012

A new mass spectrometer was inaugurated on the 25 of July in the nuclear reprocessing plant of Sellafield, in the United Kingdom. The "on-site" laboratories located in Sellafield are managed by the JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) and were set up to comply with the European Commission's safeguards obligations under the Euratom treaty. This plant process several hundreds of tons of nuclear material in a year, calling therefore for a stringent system of safeguards measures. This new equipment brings the laboratories to the highest, state of the art standard and assures the good continuity of the safeguards activities in the future.

Polish power plant The new standards have been developed through a transparent, evidence-based process involving 290 experts.
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Sep 14 2017

New standards on resources and emissions will help national authorities across the EU to lower the environmental impact of around 3 500 large combustion plants.

Poultry farm New standards on resources and emissions will help national authorities across the EU to lower the environmental impact of around 20 000 large poultry and pig farms.
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Feb 21 2017

New standards on resources and emissions will help national authorities across the EU to lower the environmental impact of around 20 000 large poultry and pig farms. The new specifications stem from the review of the Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for the intensive rearing of poultry and pigs (IRPP), the so-called IRPP BREF, whose conclusions were published on 21 February 2017 in the Official Journal of the EU.

EUSECTRA will provide training on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials EUSECTRA will provide training on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials
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Apr 18 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.

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