19 Aug 2014

New thematic report: Science for Nuclear safety and security

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

This work is carried out in support of the European Commission's obligations in the field, originally set up by the Euratom (European Atomic Energy Community) Treaty. The JRC mobilises its capacity and expertise in order to assess and improve the safety of nuclear installations and peaceful uses of nuclear energy and other non-fission applications and also to provide a scientific basis to relevant EU legislation. The JRC carries out research and assessment, provides references and standards and delivers dedicated training and education.

The thematic report is organised in five chapters describing relevant scientific output in nuclear safety; nuclear security; reference measurements; materials and standards; nuclear knowledge management; training and education and, in the last chapter, innovation. In addition, the report lists facilities, partners and references as well as links to useful tools and websites are provided.

This is the fourth in the thematic report series, after the release of the reports on water, standards and energy.

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