Wspólnotowy Serwis Informacyjny Badan i Rozwoju - CORDIS

  • Komisja Europejska
  • Programy
  • Research programme (EEC, Euratom) to be implemented by the Joint Research Centre - Plutonium fuels and actinide research -, 1977-1979

Previous programme


Successor programme


Programme funding

EUR 39,29 million

Official Journal Reference

L 200 of 1977-08-08

Legislative Reference

77/488/CEE, Euratom of 1977-07-18
To contribute to the understanding of the safety limits in the use of nuclear fuels; to study the measurement of fission products and the quantities of transplutonium elements produced under irradiation; to study the problems of industrial reprocessing of advanced nuclear fuels in conventional reprocessing plants; and to carry out basic research into the physical and thermodynamic properties of actinides and their compounds.


The programme on nuclear fuels 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). Initially adopted for a period of four years (1977-1980), the programme was replaced by a new four year programme as of 1 January 1980 and unused funds were allocated to the new programme.

In view of the special properties of transuranium elements (their radioactivity and radio-toxicity), research in this field had to be carried out in specialized installations. The Community concentrated its research at the European Institute for Transuranium Elements based at the JRC's Research Establishment at Karlsruhe. This programme was pursuant to the JRC's previous programme in this field.


Three projects:

- Utilization limits of plutonium fuels;

- Plutonium and actinides aspects of the safety of the nuclear fuel cycle;

- Actinide research.


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


Nuclear Fission
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