Published on 19/10/2015 • 11:30 am
Flamanville EPR reactor vessel
ASN convened the Advisory Committee concerning the anomaly affecting the Flamanville EPR reactor vessel
Published on 26/08/2015 • 06:00 am
Flamanville reactor 2 incident: the ASN has activated its national emergency center
On 26 August 2015 at 2:15 am, EDF activated its emergency plan at the Flamanville nuclear power plant as consequence of smoke emission from the nuclear auxiliary building of the reactor n° 2 which has been shut down for maintenance. The involved installation is used for the treatment of radioactive waste.
Published on 22/07/2015 • 04:20 pm
HERCA Workshop Implementation of RRPE & RPO
The Heads of the European Radiation protection Competent Authorities (HERCA) have organised on 6-8 July 2015, a workshop kindly hosted by the French nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) in its premises in Montrouge (France) on the implementation of Radiation Protection Expert (RPE) and Radiation Protection Officer (RPO).
Published on 17/07/2015 • 10:30 am
Safety of EDF 1300 MWe reactors up to their fourth periodic safety review
In a letter from its Chairman, Pierre-Franck Chevet, dated 20th March 2015, ASN informed EDF that it has not at this stage identified any generic elements liable to compromise EDF’s capability to satisfactorily control the safety of its 1300 MWe reactors up to the periodic safety review associated with their fourth ten-year inspection.
Published on 16/07/2015 • 05:00 pm
Flamanville 3 EPR commissioning authorisation application file
On 19th March 2015, ASN received the commissioning authorisation application and the partial commissioning authorisation application for the Flamanville 3 reactor submitted by EDF. Article L. 593-11 of the Environment Code effectively stipulates that ASN shall make the authorisation decision under the conditions defined by the decree of 2nd November 2007.
Published on 30/06/2015 • 03:00 pm
Yukiya Amano (IAEA) met Pierre-Franck Chevet, Chairman of ASN.
During his visit to France, Yukiya Amano, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), met the ASN Chairman, Pierre-Franck Chevet, on 27th May at the ASN headquarters.
Published on 23/06/2015 • 05:30 pm
EPR Information Letter No.17
In the second half of 2014 and early 2015, ASN continued its monitoring of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor and the various manufacturing operations for this reactor. The notable points observed over these last few months are detailed below
Published on 28/05/2015 • 06:30 pm
End of the incident at nuclear power plant of Cattenom (Moselle)
The incident which affected reactor No. 1 at Cattenom nuclear power plant (Moselle) has been terminated. The reactor is shut down and being cooled normally. EDF has exited its emergency plan and French national emergency organizations have been deactivated.