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Flamanville EPR reactor: ASN issues its opinion

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. ASN considers that this anomaly is not such as to compromise the commissioning of the reactor pressure vessel, provided that specific checks are carried out during operation of the installation. As the feasibility of these checks cannot at present be confirmed for the closure head, ASN considers that the current closure head cannot be used beyond 2024.

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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 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 29/08/2017 • 12:08 pm

2016-2018 PNGMDR

The 2016-2018 National Plan for Radioactive Materials and Waste Management (PNGMDR) was published on 25th February 2017 by the Ministry for the Environment,...

Published on 12/07/2017 • 11:15 am

Report on the State of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection in France in 2016.

ASN considers that in 2016, the operating safety of the BNIs was on the whole maintained at a good level, although radiation protection still requires...

Published on 21/06/2017 • 02:23 pm

Level 2 incident concerning the emergency diesel generator sets

ASN rated as level 2 on the INES scale a significant safety incident regarding the seismic resistance of the auxiliary systems of the emergency diesel...

Published on 09/06/2017 • 07:30 pm

Information Letter No.19

In the second half of 2016, ASN continued its monitoring of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor and its various manufacturing operations. The notable points...

Published on 07/06/2017 • 06:20 pm

Flamanville EPR reactor vessel anomaly: ASN specifies the examination calendar

On 26th and 27th June 2017 ASN will convene the Advisory Committee for nuclear pressure equipment (GP ESPN) to examine the anomaly affecting the composition...

Published on 30/05/2017 • 05:15 pm

40th INRA meeting

On May 17 and 18, the 40th meeting of the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association (INRA) allowed the participating heads of nuclear safety authorities...

Published on 26/05/2017 • 04:39 pm

2017 ENSREG Conference: nuclear safety in Europe

The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group(ENSREG) will hold its 4th Conference on 28 and 29 June 2017 in Brussels. The Steering committee is chaired...

Published on 11/05/2017 • 01:31 pm

Hearing of the Director General of ITER

The ASN Commission regularly holds hearings of the main parties responsible for nuclear activities with regard to nuclear safety and radiation protection...

Published on 14/04/2017 • 09:30 am

Resumption of manufacturing in AREVA NP’s Creusot Forge plant

Areva NP informed ASN of its intention to resume forging operations in its Creusot Forge plant, on nuclear pressure equipment components for French BNIs....

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