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  1. Radioactive waste management (E-TraCK-RWM)

    Public participation in radioactive waste management (RWM) constitutes the first project of the Energy- Transparency Centre of Knowledge (E-TRACK). Given the legally binding requirements for transparency of the Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM on spent f ...

    17 September 2015

  2. Waste and recycling

    Today more than ever, the European Commission is working hard to preserve our limited resources. In 2004, it launched the Thematic Strategy on Prevention and Recycling of Waste. This long-term strategy aims at helping Europe to become a recycling society ...

    02 September 2015

  3. Nuclear waste management and decommissioning

    Radioactive waste management in the EU has its legal basis through the EURATOM treaty and the recently adopted “Waste Directive” (2011/70/EURATOM). The Directive provides for Responsible and Safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste. It builds o ...

    02 September 2015

  4. 8th International Summer School on Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management

    12 Sep 2016 to 16 Sep 2016 The 8 th International Summer School on Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management will take place from 12-16 th September 2016 at the JRC in Ispra, Italy. A parallel workshop on Planning R&D towards Geological Disposal wi ...

    26 May 2016

  5. JOPRAD Mid-Term Workshop 2016

    07 Sep 2016 to 08 Sep 2016 The JOPRAD consortium would like to invite you to its Mid-Term Workshop that will be held on the 7-8 th September 2016 at the Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. The Mid-Term Workshop will enable “programme owners” and “pro ...

    12 April 2016

  6. JRC’s food waste article selected as an ERL highlight of 2015

    20 Apr 2016 A JRC article published in August 2015 on consumer food waste in the EU has been selected as one of the 25 pioneering articles published in the recently published Environmental Research Letters (ERL) highlights of 2015. The 25 highlights were ...

    20 April 2016

  7. 60Co in Cast Steel Matrix: a European Interlaboratory Comparison for the Characterisation of New Activity Standards for Calibration of Gamma-ray Spectrometers in Metallurgy

    Two series of activity standards of 60Co in cast steel matrix, developed for the calibration of gamma-ray spectrometry systems in the metallurgical sector, were characterised using a European interlaboratory comparison between twelve National Metrology In ...

    01 June 2016

  8. Characterisation of plastic scintillators used as an active background shield for neutron detection

    This work is part of a JRC Exploratory Research project to develop an active shield that is used to reduce the background due to cosmic radiation in a low-level nuclear waste detection system. The shield consists of an array of plastic scintillators surro ...

    26 May 2016

  9. Study for a method to assess the ease of disassembly of electrical and electronic equipment. Method development and application to a flat panel display case study.

    This report has been developed within the project “Technical support for Environmental Footprinting, material efficiency in product policy and the European Platform on LCA” (2013-2016) funded by Directorate General Environment, and focused on the developm ...

    23 May 2016

  10. Science for environmental sustainability – new thematic report

    04 Feb 2016 The JRC has released a new report on environmental sustainability providing a broad overview of its activities in this area. Science plays an important role in informing European policies to meet the sustainability challenge and is also becomi ...

    04 February 2016

  11. Advancing Implementation of Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation Programmes

    Significant progress has been achieved in recent years in terms of addressing the legacies from the early development of nuclear energy, including the decommissioning of redundant research and fuel cycle facilities, research reactors and power plants, and ...

    10 June 2016

  12. JOPRAD Regional Meeting – Agenda Now Available

    15 Jan 2016 The JOPRAD Regional Meeting will take place on the 3 rd-4 th February 2016 at the Marshal Garden Hotel (Bucharest, Romania). The meeting is held in order to inform on, engage and involve countries with less advanced geological disposal program ...

    15 January 2016

  13. Analysis of material recovery from silicon photovoltaic panels

    Lifecycle impacts of photovoltaic (PV) plants have been largely explored in several studies in the scientific literature. However, the end-of-life phase has been generally excluded or neglected from these analyses. It is expected that the disposal of PV p ...

    28 April 2016

  14. JRC Annual Report 2015

    Discover the work of the JRC in 2015 in our online annual report Report on the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the JRC’s work carried out in 2015. An overview is given of the scientific achievements and activities. lbna27501enn_new_2. ...

    14 May 2016

  15. 7th International Summer School on Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management

    14 Sep 2015 to 18 Sep 2015 The 7th International Summer School on Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management will take place from 14-18 September 2015 at the JRC in Ispra, Italy. The participants will be able to discuss issues directly with experts and ...

    29 July 2015

  16. Preparation and sublimation of uranium tetrafluoride for the production of thin 235UF4 targets

    18 Nov 2015 Scientists of the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) determined the yields of a wet chemical precipitation method, applied for the conversion of triuranium octoxide (U 3 O 8) into uranium tetrafluoride (UF4). This co ...

    18 November 2015

  17. E-TRACK officially launched

    18 Nov 2015 The 'Energy- Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) is a joint initiative agreed between the Directorate General for Energy (DG ENER) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) for the promotion of public participation in the implement ...

    18 November 2015

  18. JRC researchers improve the methodology for the analysis of cross section measurements at a cold neutron beam

    16 Nov 2015 In close collaboration with international nuclear research organisations, scientists from the JRC described a method to improve the analysis of cross section measurements at a cold neutron beam. This work is part of the JRC contribution to imp ...

    16 November 2015

  19. E-TRACK Open Seminar & Official Launch

    18 Nov 2015 The design of energy policies requires the involvement of the citizens by means of appropriate information and negotiation mechanisms that make the decision-making more participative. The transition to low carbon economies entails diverse soci ...

    03 July 2015

  20. JRC-Romania collaboration improves nuclear data for lead-based accelerator driven systems and lead shielding

    26 Oct 2015 In close collaboration with researchers from Romania the JRC- Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) has obtained new results characterising the interaction of neutrons with lead. This was achieved using the electron linear ...

    20 October 2015

  21. Improved nuclear data for 241Am

    22 Oct 2015 Scientists from the JRC contributed to a study of cross sections for neutron induced reactions with 241 Am as a target nucleus. The study resulted in a new evaluation of the cross sections in the resonance region. The evaluation has been accep ...

    20 October 2015

  22. Africa’s urban waste, a valuable source of electricity

    12 Oct 2015 Estimated electricity production from the total waste generated in Africa could reach 122.2 TWh in 2025, or more than 20% of the electricity consumed in 2010 at continental level (661.5TWh), according to a JRC co-authored study which analysed ...

    12 October 2015

  23. CORRIGENDUM Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for the Production of Chlor-alkali. Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control)

    Not applicable. http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC100905 BRINKMANN Thomas GINER SANTONJA German SCHORCHT Frauke ROUDIER Serge DELGADO SANCHO Luis 2014 EUR- Scientific and Technical Research Reports IPTS Environment and climate chan ...

    13 April 2016

  24. IGD-TP PLANDIS Workshop 2015- Research, Development and Demonstration of Radioactive Waste Disposal

    26 May 2015 In the framework of the IGD-TP activity to network, structure and develop Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) programmes and competences in countries with less advanced geological disposal programmes, the IGD-TP is organising a ...

    30 March 2015

  25. Dissemination of knowledge and expertise in the field of nuclear fuel safety

    08 Jun 2015 to 09 Jun 2015 The workshop proposes an exchange of experience and knowledge in fuel performance analysis for West and East European nuclear reactors, as well as a discussion of the experimental results used for development and validation of t ...

    13 February 2015