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Published on 03/12/2008 • 12:00 am

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Quarterly report on Grade-1 radiotherapy events reported to the ASN

The ASN (French Nuclear Safety Authority) is publishing its first quarterly report on Grade-1 radiotherapy events, classified using the ASN-SFRO scale.

Published on 28/11/2008 • 12:00 am

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The European Commission has adopted an amended proposal for the directive on the SNI

On Wednesday 26th November 2008, the European Commission adopted an amended proposal for the directive establishing a regulatory framework for nuclear safety.

Published on 17/11/2008 • 12:00 am

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EDF nuclear power plant of Cruas-Meysse

ASN is giving EDF formal notice to bring the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant up to standard with regard to the risk of explosion.

Published on 22/10/2008 • 12:00 am

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Reactor no. 2 of the nuclear power plant of TRICASTIN

On 8 September 2008 during the fuel unloading operation on the no. 2 reactor of the EDF nuclear power plant of Tricastin, two fuel assemblies remained stuck to the upper internal structures of the reactor vessel.

Published on 10/10/2008 • 12:00 am

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EPR Reactor Flamanville 3

In application of the Act on transparency and security in the nuclear field (TSN) of 13 June 2006, ASN defined by a decision of 26 September 2008 the prescriptions for the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor currently being built on the Flamanville site.

Published on 09/10/2008 • 12:00 am

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Mafelec company: ASN to issue a report

ASN was notified on the evening of 7th October 2008 by the Isère prefecture of the presence of radiation emitted by lift buttons delivered by the company Mafelec. This company has approximately 200 employees.

Published on 08/10/2008 • 12:00 am

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Radiological protection incident at the MAFELEC site (Isère)

On the evening of 7th October 2008 ASN was notified by the Isère prefecture of a radiological protection event involving the Mafelec site in Chimilin (Isère).

Published on 02/10/2008 • 12:00 am

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ASN evaluates the technical solution proposed by EDF ...

On 8 September 2008 during the fuel unloading operation on the Tricastin no. 2 reactor of the EDF nuclear power plant, two fuel assemblies remained stuck to the upper internal holding structures of the reactor vessel.

Published on 24/07/2008 • 12:28 pm

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Contamination of a hundred workers at Tricastin nuclear power plant

On 23 July 2008, ASN has been informed by EDF management of Tricastin NPP that during reactor 4 outage for maintenance works and for fuel reloading, a hundred workers had been contaminated.

Published on 23/07/2008 • 12:00 am

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The ASN maintains monitoring measures in the region of Tricastin

On the 21st of July 2008, ASN proposed to the Préfet of Vaucluse that restrictions on water use in the region of Tricastin imposed by the order of the Préfet of July 11 2008 could be lifted on condition that the SOCATRI licensee implements comprehensive provisions for the monitoring of surface and ground waters until the end of August 2008.

Published on 21/07/2008 • 12:00 am

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Incident at Mafelec : ASN reclassifies the event to level 2

ASN was notified on 7th October 2008 by the Isère prefecture of a radiological protection incident that had occurred at Mafelec's Chimilin site relating to radiation emitted by lift buttons manufactured by the company.

Published on 18/07/2008 • 12:30 pm

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Rupture of an underground pipe of uranium liquid discharges

On July 17 2008 at 5 pm, the Franco-Belgian fuel manufacturing plant (FBFC), group AREVA-NP, located in Romans-sur-Isere in the French Drôme département, informed ASN of the rupture of an underground pipe of uranium liquid discharges.

Published on 17/07/2008 • 12:00 am

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Spillage of uranium-bearing effluents into the environment (SOCATRI)

During the night of July 7 to 8 2008, an incident occurred at the site of the SOCATRI company. A tank of the Uranium-bearing Effluent Treatment Station (STEU) of the SOCATRI facility overflowed in its retention tank. This retention tank was not leakproof at that time and caused a pollution of the environment.

Published on 19/06/2008 • 05:46 pm

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Information notice No.3: ASN authorises the resumption of concrete pouring ...

Information notice No.3: ASN authorises the resumption of concrete pouring work on the EPR site

Published on 16/06/2008 • 04:30 pm

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Position of the ASN Commission: : “The safety of new nuclear reactor ...

Position of the ASN Commission: “The safety of new nuclear reactor construction projects worldwide has to be ensured”