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Published on 16/01/2018 • 10:30 am
ASN considers that the Cigeo safety options constitute a significant step forwards
In April 2016, Andra sent ASN the safety options file (DOS) for the Cigeo radioactive waste deep disposal project. Submission of a DOS means that the project becomes part of a process governed by the regulations concerning basic nuclear installations (BNI), more specifically by article 6 of the decree of 2 November 2007.
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 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...
Published on 20/09/2017 • 10:15 am
Le Creusot : ASN makes restart of the EDF reactors dependent on the transmission of specific results
Following the detection of an anomaly on the Flamanville EPR reactor pressure vessel in 2014, ASN asked Areva NP to conduct a manufacturing quality review...
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...