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Published on 31/10/2017 • 02:30 pm
Level-2 incident involving the emergency diesel generator sets
L’ASN classe au niveau 2 de l’échelle INES un événement significatif pour la sûreté relatif à un défaut de résistance au séisme des systèmes auxiliaires des groupes électrogènes de secours à moteur diesel (diesels de secours) des réacteurs 2 et 5 de la centrale nucléaire du Bugey et des réacteurs 1 et 2 de la centrale nucléaire de Fessenheim. Un événement similaire a fait l’objet d’une première note d’information le 20 juin 2017 pour vingt réacteurs de 1300 MWe.
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 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 • 12:28 pm
Cigeo radioactive waste disposal facility
In April 2016, Andra sent ASN the safety options dossier (DOS) for the Cigeo radioactive waste deep geological disposal project. Submission of the DOS...
Published on 29/08/2017 • 12:08 pm
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 28/06/2017 • 04:00 pm
ASN presents its position regarding the Flamanville EPR reactor vessel anomaly
On 28th June 2017, ASN presented its position regarding the Flamanville EPR reactor pressure vessel anomaly. ASN relied on the analysis of the files transmitted...
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...