Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Programme funding

EUR 6,1 million

Official Journal Reference

L 153 of 1973-06-09

Legislative Reference

73/124/Euratom of 1973-05-14
To find solutions to some of the specific problems encountered by operators of nuclear power plants.


The programme was drawn up in accordance with the Council Resolution of 17 December 1970 concerning the procedures for adopting research and training programmes (Official Journal No L 16 of 20.1.1971).


Four areas of activity:

- Water chemistry experiments to study the generation, transport and deposition of corrosion products in the primary circuits of light water reactors;

- Post irradiation examinations both for the study of mechanisms responsible for fuel rod failure and to produce information, by radio-chemical analysis, on burn-up and isotopic composition of irradiated fuels;

- Development of improved techniques for quality control of reactor components, in particular better methods and apparatus for non-destructive tests in power stations;

- Investigation of techniques for decomposition of reactor components.


The Commission, assisted by the board of governors of the JRC, was responsible for the implementation of the programme by means of the services of the JRC (Ispra).


Nuclear Fission
Record Number: 324 / Last updated on: 2000-06-05