The PINC provides a basis for discussing how nuclear energy can help achieve the EU’s energy objectives. As nuclear safety remains the Commission’s absolute priority, it specifically includes investments related to post-Fukushima safety upgrades and those related to the longterm operation of existing nuclear power plants. In addition, with the EU nuclear industry moving into a new phase characterised by increased activities in the back-end of the lifecycle, it will contribute to an informed debate on the associated investment needs and the management of nuclear liabilities. The PINC also addresses the need for investment in research reactors and the associated fuel cycle, including the production of medical radioisotopes.
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