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Published on 22/03/2018 • 10:00 am
Advisory Committees for nuclear safety: call for candidate applications
In order to prepare its resolutions which have the most significant nuclear safety and radiation protection implications, ASN requests opinions and recommendations from the Advisory Committees of experts (GPE) that report to it.
Published on 14/03/2018 • 11:10 am
Fessenheim NPP reactor 2
On 12th March 2018, ASN lifted its suspension of the pressure test certificate of steam generator N° 335, installed on Fessenheim NPP reactor 2.
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 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...
Published on 31/10/2017 • 12:00 pm
Safety of Spent Fuel Management and of Radioactive Waste Management obligations
The sixth triennial review meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (called...
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...