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Published on 01/04/2020 • 04:33 pm

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Announcement of the guidelines of the next National Radioactive Materials and Waste Management Plan

The Minister for Ecological Transition and the Chairman of ASN have issued, on February 2020, a decision following the public debate concerning preparations for the 5th edition of the National Radioactive Materials and Waste Management Plan.

Published on 27/03/2020 • 12:53 pm

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Covid 19 epidemic: ASN is adapting its method of functioning while maintaining its rigour

The consequences of the Covid 19 epidemic on nuclear activities must be identified according to the nature of the operations. In this context, ASN is maintaining its highly stringent demands with respect to the nuclear licensees.

Published on 23/03/2020 • 05:25 pm

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ASN specifies the next steps in the decommissioning of the gas cooled reactors

In two resolutions, ASN specifies the next steps in the decommissioning of the “first generation” gas cooled reactors (GCR).

Published on 18/03/2020 • 02:55 pm

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Coronavirus epidemic

ASN is working closely with the nuclear licensees and activity managers to analyse the nuclear safety and radiation protection consequences of the measures taken to deal with the ongoing health emergency.

Published on 17/03/2020 • 02:54 pm

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Recommendations for improving radiation protection in the operating theatre

The number of fluoroscopy-guided interventional procedures is constantly increasing, particularly surgical procedures in operating theatres. They bring considerable benefits for the patient but present significant risks in terms of radiation protection, for the medical staff and patients alike.

Published on 10/03/2020 • 11:01 am

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Publication of the Order regarding the protection of radioactive sources against malicious acts

The Order of 29th November 2019 concerning the protection of ionising radiation sources and batches of radioactive sources of categories A, B, C and D against malicious acts, published on 11th December 2019, specifies the conditions surrounding the application of the general objective set out by the Public Health Code.

Published on 26/02/2020 • 11:30 am

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ASN publishes guides in English regarding the decommissioning and remediation

In France, once a basic nuclear installation (BNI) is definitely shut down, it must go through the decommissioning and remediation process, with the end goal of achieving a predetermined final state in which all the hazardous substances have been removed. Accomplishing these decommissioning operations can often present a technical and project management challenge to licensees.

Published on 13/02/2020 • 12:45 pm

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Significant safety event affecting the emergency diesel generator sets at level 2 on the INES scale

On 31 January 2020, EDF reported a significant safety event concerning seismic resistance defects on certain equipment contributing to the operation of the emergency diesel generator sets of several of its 1300 MWe reactors.

Published on 06/02/2020 • 01:49 pm

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ASN Chairman meets his Polish counterpart in Warsaw

Bernard Doroszczuk, Chairman of ASN, met on Monday 3 February 2020 with his counterpart, Dr Łukasz Młynarkiewicz, at the headquarters of the Polish Nuclear Safety Authority (PAA).

Published on 30/01/2020 • 04:20 pm

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ASN New Year’s greetings to the press

The ASN Chairman recalled that 2019 had been a dense year, marked by serious subjects which will determine the nuclear safety and radiation protection actions for 2020: