The Institute for Transuranium Elements (JRC-ITU), Brussels, Belgium is one of seven research institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). JRC-ITU provides the scientific foundation for the protection of the European citizen against risks associated with the handling and storage of highly radioactive material.
JRC-ITU’s prime objectives are to serve as a reference centre for basic actinide research, to contribute to an effective safety, safeguards and security system for the nuclear fuel cycle, and to study technological and medical applications of radionuclides/actinides.
The work performed at JRC-ITU covers a broad field of nuclear research activities. The institute has a broad its experience in the nuclear fuel cycle studies and experimental work. In particular, JRC-ITU participates in a number of projects linked to the development of advanced fuel partitioning methods, both aqueous and pyro-metallurgical, as well as to the research on the fabrication of innovative fuels for the transmutation of minor actinides. JRC-ITU operates the new Minor Actinides fabrication Laboratory.
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