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ASN publishes the French national report on compliance with the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management obligations

Published on 31/10/2017 • 12:00 pm

Information notice

The sixth triennial 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") will take place from 21 May to 1 June 2018 at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna.

In this context, France submitted to the IAEA its national report on 23 October 2017. 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 nuclear installation decommissioning.

The preparation of the French report was coordinated by ASN. In addition to the ASN services concerned, the Directorate-General for Energy and Climate (DGEC) and the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Mission (MSNR) of the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, the National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management (Andra), the main nuclear operators (EDF, Areva, CEA, ILL), and the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) contributed to drafting.

The Joint Convention Review Meeting will allow each of the 75 Contracting Parties to present their national report and to participate in the peer review of the other Contracting Parties.

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Date of last update : 31/10/2017