Published on 23/04/2016 • 01:11 pm
Generic guidelines for the periodic safety review
In a letter dated 20 April 2016, ASN stated its position regarding the EDF guidelines file concerning the 4th periodic safety review of the 900 MWe nuclear reactors.
Published on 22/04/2016 • 03:00 pm
Jean-Christophe Niel is appointed Director-General of IRSN
On 20th April 2016, by decree of the President of the French Republic, Jean-Christophe Niel was appointed Director-General of IRSN, the French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety. Jean-Christophe Niel had been the Director-General of ASN since January 2007.
Published on 11/03/2016 • 04:45 pm
Incident of 9 April 2014 on reactor 1 of the Fessenheim NPP
On 9th April 2014, ASN was informed by EDF that internal flooding in the non-nuclear part of reactor 1 in the Fessenheim nuclear power plant had damaged the safety electrical systems, leading to shutdown of reactor 1.
Published on 01/03/2016 • 03:00 pm
Corrosion of fission products concentrating evaporators at La Hague
On Thursday 11 February 2016, the ASN Commission called Philippe Knoche, Managing Director, to a hearing concerning the corrosion of the evaporators used to concentrate fission products on the La Hague site in presence of Philippe Varin, Chairman of the Areva group. This equipment, which was designed for an operational life of thirty years, entered into service between 1989 and 1994.
Published on 22/01/2016 • 05:45 pm
The nuclear safety and radiation protection situation is of major concern
On 20 January, through its Chairman, Mr Pierre-Franck Chevet, ASN presented its New Year’s wishes to the press, in its Montrouge headquarters. Mr Pierre-Franck Chevet reviewed the current challenges faced by ASN and the strategic priorities for nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2016.