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Published on 30/04/2009 • 12:00 am

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Quarterly report of ASN/SFRO level 1 radiotherapy events reported during first quarter 2009

Since 1 July 2008, events classified as level 1 on the ASN/SFRO scale are summarized in a general quarterly report that ASN (French Nuclear Safety Authority) publishes on its website.

Published on 21/04/2009 • 12:00 am

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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

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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

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Information Letter No.5

Information notice No.5: ASN keeps a close watch on construction work on the future Flamanville 3 reactor

Published on 28/01/2009 • 12:00 am

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Inauguration of an English version of the www.asn.fr website

ASN is opening a website in English. It can be consulted either from the French site or directly at http://www.french-nuclear-safety.fr.

Published on 20/01/2009 • 12:00 am

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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 13/01/2009 • 12:00 am

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ASN – vigilant surveillance of radioactivity in the environment

With a view to advancing nuclear regulation in France, ASN brought in an approval procedure on 1 January 2009 for laboratories measuring radioactivity in the environment.

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.