The Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management and on the safety of radioactive waste management is supplementing the Convention on Nuclear Safety. It was approved by France on February 22, 2000 and it entered into force on June 18, 2001. This Convention obliges each Contracting Party to present at the review meetings (every three years) a report on the way in which it implements the obligations of the Convention. The French Nuclear Safety Authority ensured the co-ordination of this report, with contributions from other regulators and nuclear operators. It has been submitted to questions and presented to the peers in Vienna.
The Convention and other complementary information in English on the IAEA website.
The 5th report
The fifth three-yearly review meeting of the Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste management (called the "Joint Convention") will be held from 15 to 22 May, 2015 in Vienna.
The 4th report
The fourth three-yearly review meeting of the Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste management (called the "Joint Convention") was held from 14 to 23 May, 2012 in Vienna. The next meeting will be held in 2015. On 9 October 2013, 69 Contracting Parties had ratified the Convention.
The 3rd report
The third meeting of the contracting parties was held at the IAEA head office in Vienne, Austria, from 11 to 20 May, 2009. 45 contracting parties attended this meeting, including five new countries: China, Nigeria, Tajikistan, Senegal and South Africa.
The French report was distributed to all the contracting parties in October 2008.
Les parties contractantes ont posé 213 questions sur le rapport français.
The French report was presented on May 13, 2009 at the IAEA head office in Vienna by the ASN Director-General, Mr Jean-Christophe Niel, with the participation of Ms Marie-Claude Dupuis, ANDRA Director-General.
The 2nd report
The second French report was sent to the other contracting parties (41 countries at present) in October 2005.
This report raised 181 questions.
The 1st report
The first French report was sent to the other contracting parties in March 2003.