The Directorate implements the Joint Research Centre's Euratom Research and Training Programme and the maintenance and dissemination of nuclear competences in Europe.
An overview of hot cells, nuclear fuel & safeguards, non-proliferation and nuclear forensics, nuclear waste management, and applied actinide research for cancer treatment.
JRC scientists are working on a case involving seized uranium material.
Did you know that one third of Europe's energy is produced by nuclear reactors and there are around 130 reactors operating in the EU?
Nuclear forensics provides information on nuclear material of unknown origin that has been intercepted during illicit trafficking or nuclear smuggling
Actinides elements are the backbone of nuclear fission technologies. They are used in many strategic fields, from space exploration to medical diagnostic and treatments.