Published on 15/02/2018 • 02:22 pm
A radiologist suffers radiation overexposure of the hands
On 20 October 2017, the Delafontaine Hospital Centre (Saint-Denis, France - 93 200) notified ASN of a significant radiation protection event affecting...
Published on 08/02/2018 • 04:10 pm
Management of radioactive waste in France - examined in depth under the auspices of the IAEA
From 15 to 24 January 2018, a delegation of 10 international experts working under the auspices of the IAEA examined the organisation of radioactive waste...
Published on 25/01/2018 • 05:08 pm
Creusot Forge plant: production to resume
ASN informed Framatome and EDF that it considers that the steps taken at the Creusot Forge plant allow the production of components intended for French...
Published on 22/01/2018 • 05:48 pm
Earthquake resistance of the EDF reactor emergency diesel generator sets
In 2017, EDF notified two events significant for safety which occurred on the emergency diesel generator sets of its nuclear power reactors. ASN rated...
Published on 22/12/2017 • 11:34 am
European Union: Thematic peer review - ageing management of power and research reactors
In 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted directive 2014/87/EURATOM on nuclear security. The main purpose of this directive, supplementing a directive...
Published on 19/12/2017 • 10:04 am
“IRRS” international audit mission: ASN publishes the follow-up report
From 1 to 9 October 2017, ASN received an IAEA delegation responsible for following up the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) international audit...
Published on 09/11/2017 • 03:00 pm
Ruthenium 106 in the ambient air in France: no risk identified for the population
As part of its duty of radioactivity monitoring nationwide, the French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) measured the presence...
Published on 16/10/2017 • 04:20 pm
Risk of loss of heat sink for 29 nuclear reactors operated by EDF
ASN gives a level 2 rating on the INES scale to a significant safety event regarding a risk of the loss of heat sink for the reactors in the Belleville-sur-Loire,...
Published on 16/10/2017 • 12:08 pm
Follow-up to the IRRS international audit mission
From 1st to 9th October 2017, ASN received an IAEA delegation responsible for follow-up to the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) international...
Published on 11/10/2017 • 04:05 pm
Flamanville EPR reactor: ASN issues its opinion
On 10th October 2017, ASN issued its opinion on the anomaly in the steel used for the Flamanville EPR reactor pressure vessel lower head and closure head....
Published on 04/10/2017 • 02:16 pm
4e conference of the MDEP
Created in 2006, the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP) currently brings together the nuclear safety authorities of fifteen countries.
Published on 28/09/2017 • 01:15 pm
ASN imposes temporary shutdown of the Tricastin nuclear power plant
In a resolution dated 27 September 2017, ASN required that EDF temporarily shut down the four reactors of the Tricastin nuclear power plant as rapidly...