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The first part of the report briefly outlines the content and the main results of research work performed in 1993 by the Safety Technology Institute (STI) in the specific programmes: Reactor Safety, Waste, Safeguards, Fusion, Industrial Hazards, Reference Methods for Evaluation of Structural Reliability and Working Environment. In the reactor safety area the research is devoted mainly to the study of severe accident phenomena with the FARO programme and the participation in the PHEBUS-FP in-pile tests. Research on other aspects of nuclear energy centres around the laboratories of the Nuclear Island: PETRA, PERLA and TAME for waste and safeguards and ETHEL for fusion. The programme on industrial hazards relates to runaway reactions, accidental release of products from industrial plants and their deflagration/detonation. In the area of structure reliability, the reaction-wall facility ELSA has been employed to test a full-scale three-storey steel and a four-storey reinforced concrete frame. The second part of the report illustrates the activities performed by the Institute in support of the Commission's policies and gives information on other initiatives, such as the exploratory research programme.

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Authors: FASOLI-STELLA P, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);KRISCHER W (EDITORS), European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15669 EN (1994) 254 pp.
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Public Relations Office, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
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