Information Letter No.15 - ASN monitoring of the EPR Flamanville reactor construction site: notable points..
In the first half of 2013, ASN continued its monitoring of construction of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor and various other manufacturing operations for this reactor; ASN carried out several inspections. The notable points observed over these last few months are detailed below.
ASN Guide relative to the protection against external flooding
ASN's guide to help licensees or applicants take better account of the flood risk in nuclear facilities
ASN Guide No13 relative to "the protection of basic nuclear installations against external flooding" is intended for the licensees or applicants and contains recommendations for assessing and quantifying the external flood hazard faced by these facilities and for determining the appropriate means of protection adapted to the specifics of the flooding hazard.The preparation of this guide follows on...
ASN receives ISO 17 020 accreditation
ASN’s Nuclear Pressure Equipment Department (ASN/DEP) receives ISO 17 020 accreditation
Since 1st July 2013, ASN has been accredited in compliance with ISO/IEC 17 020 as a type A1 inspection body in the field of manufacturing and in-service monitoring of nuclear pressure equipment2.This accreditation is the result of a proactive approach by ASN and follows a recommendation by an IAEA experts group during the course of an ASN audit mission3 carried out in late 2006. IAEA had noticed that...
ASN prepares the sixth Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety
ASN makes public the National Report of France established for the sixth Review Meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety
In order to comply with the obligations of the Convention on Nuclear Safety1 (CNS), the sixth National Report of France, for which the drafting is coordinated by ASN, has been submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and uploaded on ASN website on 14th August 2013.This Convention applies to all civil nuclear-power generating reactors operated worldwide and new builds; it sets a number...
Event notification Exposure incident of a worker rated level 2 on the INES
Event notification Exposure incident of a worker rated level 2 on the INES – CEA Grenoble
On 3rd September 2013, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and one of its outside contractors, D&S, notified ASN of an exposure incident of a worker from D&S.The exposure occurred on 23rd August 2013 during low level waste and rubble sorting operation at the Laboratory of Activated Material Analysis (LAMA), under decommissioning.Within the next few days, ASN...
Transport of radioactive material in France
ASN identifies several areas for progress concerning the level of safety for the transport of radioactive material in France and draws up an action plan
Since 1997, ASN has been responsible for regulating the safety of the transport of radioactive and fissile materials used for civil purposes. ASN's actions in this field comprise: from the safety viewpoint, regulating all the stages in the life of a package, from design and manufacture through to maintenance;monitoring compliance with the safety regulations during the shipment and transportation of...
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