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.
Published on 22/10/2008 • 12:00 am
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
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
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 02/10/2008 • 12:00 am
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.
Published on 23/07/2008 • 12:00 am
The ASN maintains monitoring measures in the region of Tricastin
On the 21st of July 2008, ASN proposed to the Préfet of Vaucluse that restrictions on water use in the region of Tricastin imposed by the order of the Préfet of July 11 2008 could be lifted on condition that the SOCATRI licensee implements comprehensive provisions for the monitoring of surface and ground waters until the end of August 2008.
Published on 21/07/2008 • 12:00 am
Incident at Mafelec : ASN reclassifies the event to level 2
ASN was notified on 7th October 2008 by the Isère prefecture of a radiological protection incident that had occurred at Mafelec's Chimilin site relating to radiation emitted by lift buttons manufactured by the company.
Published on 18/07/2008 • 12:30 pm
Rupture of an underground pipe of uranium liquid discharges
On July 17 2008 at 5 pm, the Franco-Belgian fuel manufacturing plant (FBFC), group AREVA-NP, located in Romans-sur-Isere in the French Drôme département, informed ASN of the rupture of an underground pipe of uranium liquid discharges.