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ASN's annual reports

Every year, this report presents the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France. It also presents all ASN actions performed during the past year to supervise and improve the safety of French civil nuclear facilities and of the transport of radioactive materials, and to check and minimise exposure of workers, patients, the public and the environment to ionising radiation.
 
Since 2004, via the "ASN multiyear strategic plan", it also presents ASN's orientations and goals for the coming 3-year period.
 
This report, which is the fruit of collective analysis and synthesis work, in which all ASN entities take part, provides an annual record of the changes and difficulties encountered, in both the technical and organisational spheres, within the companies and organisations subject to supervision. It also widens the scope of the debate to include nuclear safety and radiation protection projects and prospects.
 
The report and its summary are sent to many of ASN's partners abroad, notably the nuclear safety authorities of various countries. Since 1996, the report has been translated into English to further exchanges between nuclear safety authorities and inform all foreign stakeholders in the nuclear safety and radiation protection sector.

ASN Report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2016

Published on 12/07/2017

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ASN Report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2016

On the whole, 2016 was satisfactory despite a worrying context. The year was marked by the detection of a serious generic anomaly. Eighteen EDF reactors were potentially affected by excess carbon in the steel used in the manufacture of the steam generators. Specific checks were ordered by ASN on all these reactors and five of them had to be shut down early.

Abstracts ASN Report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2015

Published on 06/06/2016

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Nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2015

2015 is similar to previous years: the nuclear safety and radiation protection situation is on the whole satisfactory. The operating safety of the nuclear installations has in particular been maintained at a good level, although radiation protection requires particular vigilance, especially in the medical field, with about ten level 2 incidents occurring in 2015. However, this positive evaluation for 2015 should be moderated as the context is a worrying one, with significant concerns for the future.

ASN Report 2014 Abstracts

Published on 16/07/2015

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Nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2014

2014 was generally in line with previous years in terms of nuclear safety and radiation protection. The situation is on the whole relatively satisfactory, but we cannot afford to rest on our laurels. The scale of the challenges and the expectations of society mean that the nuclear safety and radiation protection requirements must be gradually tightened, in the light of accident analysis, increasing scientific knowledge and technological developments.

ASN Report 2013

Published on 06/06/2014

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Nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2013

In 2013, ASN actively continued its regulation and oversight of nuclear safety and radiation protection. 2013 is on the whole in line with previous years and ASN identified no new major problems. The number of incidents notified remained stable. From this viewpoint, the current situation is on the whole relatively satisfactory. This should not however let us forget that events with very large scale consequences, such as those of Fukushima and Épinal, can nonetheless occur. The persistence of significant incidents means that vigilance must be maintained with regard to a severe accident, which always remains a possibility...

Nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2012

Published on 05/07/2013

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Nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2012

ASN report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2012

Nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2011

Published on 01/08/2012

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Nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2011

ASN report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2011

The ASN 2010 annual report

Published on 28/07/2011

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Annual report : Nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2010

ASN report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2010

cover annual report 2009

Published on 15/07/2010

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Annual report : Nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2009

ASN report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2009

RA2008

Published on 01/09/2008

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Annual report 2008

Nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2008

Published on 20/04/2008

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Annual report : Nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2007

Annual report : Nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2007

Published on 20/04/2007

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Annual report : Nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2006

Annual report : Nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2006

Published on 20/04/2006

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Annual report : Nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2005

Annual report : Nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2005