This report provides a detailed overview of research on nuclear safety and security, including their policy background and context, as carried out by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. Organised in five chapters, the report describes relevant scientific output in nuclear safety; nuclear security; reference measurements, materials and standards; nuclear knowledge management, training and education and, in the last chapter, innovation. In the European Union around 27% of electricity is produced by nuclear energy. Nuclear energy plays a fundamental role in the EU for it to meet its own targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to ensure its energy security. The choice to use nuclear power or not in the energy mix of each of the 28 EU Member States is a national decision and currently the situation diff ers signifi cantly amongst them. Today, there are 14 countries in the EU operating over 130 reactors, two of which have clear phasing out policies, and four that are investing in new-builds.
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