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The strategic goal of the 'fifth Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for research and training activities (1998-2002)' is to help exploit the full potential of nuclear energy, both fusion and fission, in a sustainable manner, by making current technologies even safer and more economical and by exploring new concepts. The programme comprises two key actions, "controlled thermonuclear fusion" and "nuclear fission" and generic research on "radiological sciences" and "support for research infrastructure".
In this report an overview is given of the 289 research projects, and training and accompanying measures, that have been selected for nuclear fission and radiation protection in the period 1999-2002. The report covers the following areas:
- operational safety of existing installations (plant-life management, severe accident management, and evolutionary concepts;
- safety of the fuel cycle(waste and spent-fuel management and disposal, partitioning and transmutation, and decommissioning of nuclear installations);
- Safety and efficiency of future systems (innovative and revisited systems);
- radiation protection (risk assessment and management, monitoring and assessment of occupational exposure, off-site emergency management, and restoration and long-term management of contaminated environments);
- radiological sciences (radiation protection and health, environmental transfer of radioactive material, industrial and medical uses and natural sources of radiation, and internal and external dosimetry).

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Authors: No author stated, Europpea Commission, Directorate-General for Research, Brussels (BE);No author stated, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20617 EN (2003), 67pp. Euro: 15.00
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-20617-EN-C Available from EUR-OP sales agents URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-5447-4
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