Vol. XXIV, No. 1, Pp. 1-73
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Authors: Giustino Manna, Luigi Debarberis, Andrea Bucalossi, Roberto May, Michel Bieth, Giovanni Federigo de Santi
Nuclear energy is today the largest single source of carbon free and base-load electricity in Europe. While highlighting its important role in the overall energy mix, it is necessary to address sustainability, safety, and security concerns, in particular nuclear safety and nuclear waste management issues, which influence the public acceptance of nuclear energy. The present paper describes the Joint Research Centre activities in support to the EU nuclear safety policy. It describes the Joint Research Centre role in the EU institutional context, identifies the various customers to which the Joint Research Centre delivers its services, and provides some results of the Joint Research Centre scientific work inherent to nuclear safety.
Key words: energy, nuclear energy, nuclear safety, European Commission, JRC
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