France submits its 7th report to the IAEA on the implementation of the Joint Convention on the Safety
The seventh review meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (called the "Joint Convention") is scheduled from 24 May to 4th of June 2021 at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.
In this context, France submitted to the IAEA its national report on 27 October 2020. This report presents the state of implementation of the Joint Convention obligations by the French stakeholders. It also details the latest developments and prospects under this Convention, including developments in the regulatory framework, spent fuel and radioactive waste management policies, and the challenges of decommissioning of phased out nuclear installations.
The preparation of the French report, coordinated by ASN, involved many players. Thus contributed to the drafting, in addition to the ASN services, the Directorate-General for Energy and Climate (DGEC) and the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Mission (MSNR) of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, the National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management (Andra), the main operators of nuclear installations (EDF, Orano, CEA, ILL), and the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN).
The Joint Convention review meeting will allow each of the 83 Contracting Parties to present their national report and participate in the review of reports submitted by other Contracting Parties, according to the principle of peer review. The national reports are, since October 27, accessible to all the contracting parties for examination on the dedicated site of the IAEA.