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Previous programme


Successor programme


Official Journal Reference

L 200 of 1977-08-08

Legislative Reference

77/488/CEE,Euratom of 1977-07-18
To give technical support to the Commission in the execution of its safeguards obligations and to assist nuclear plant operators in the implementation of safeguards measures.


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). 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.

The research activity of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in this direction was coordinated within similar activities carried out by other research groups in the Community in the framework of the European Safety and Reliability Research and Development Association (ESARRDA). Apart from this, direct collaboration in special fields has been established between the JRC and industrial firms.

This programme was pursuant to the previous JRC programme in this field.


Eight projects:

- Development of a code for the evaluation of Material Unaccounted For (MUF);

- Data bank of isotopic compositions of irradiated nuclear fuels;

- Isotopic Correlation Experiment organized by ESARRDA;

- Analysis of the methodology for the high accuracy determination of the uranium enrichment of the most important materials encountered in fuel fabrication;

- Safeguards instuments for the neutron irradiation of samples to be assayed and for the prompt and delayed counting of neutrons;

- Automation of the control and data processing and retrieval systems of non-destructive assay inspection instruments;

- Transportable mass spectrometer;

New sealing technique for safeguarding nuclear materials.


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 - Safety
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