Published on 07/07/2009 • 04:14 pm
International Scientific Seminar on Seismic Risk and Nuclear Safety
The international scientific seminar on seismic risk in nuclear installations, held in Strasbourg on 17 June 2009 and organised by the ASN in conjunction with the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) and the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), allowed the ASN to identify various ways in which regulations concerning seismic risk could be modernised.
Published on 07/07/2009 • 04:12 pm
Extension of the operating lifetime of 900-MWe nuclear reactors up to 40 years
On 1 July 2009, the French Nuclear Safety Authority (Autorité de sûreté nucléaire – ASN), in a letter from its Chairman, Mr André-Claude Lacoste, informed Electricité de France (EDF), the French electrical utility that ASN had not identified any generic problems capable of jeopardising EDF’s capability to ensure the safety of its 900-MWe reactors up to 40 years.
Published on 04/05/2009 • 12:00 am
12 international experts coordinated by the AIEA
The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), at its request, had an “Integrated Regulatory Review Service” (IRRS) international audit mission conducted from 29 March to 3 April 2009.
Published on 21/04/2009 • 12:00 am
Quarterly statement of radiotherapy events reported to ASN
Events after 1st July 2008, classified as level 1 on the ASN-SFRO scale and which ASN initially reported via the incident report system, are summarised in an overall quarterly statement which was published on the ASN Internet site.
Published on 19/03/2009 • 12:00 am
ASN Classifies Melox Incident as INES Level 2
The French nuclear safety authority (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, ASN) has classified an incident at Areva NC’s Melox mixed-oxide fuel fabrication plant at Marcoule in southern France as level 2 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES).
Published on 12/02/2009 • 05:50 pm
Information Letter No.5
Information notice No.5: ASN keeps a close watch on construction work on the future Flamanville 3 reactor
Published on 20/01/2009 • 12:00 am
ASN independence: enhanced regulation and transparency
To usher in the new year, the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), in the person of Mr André-Claude Lacoste, Chairman, Mr Marc Sanson, commissioner, and Mr Jean Christophe Niel, Director General, presented its best wishes to the press on 20 January.
Published on 17/11/2008 • 12:00 am
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.