Published on 28/03/2019 • 11:03 am
Decommissioning of the first generation gas-cooled reactors
On 12 February 2019, the ASN Commission gave EDF a hearing so that the licensee could make its observations on the draft resolutions to regulate the decommissioning of six gas-cooled reactors, which have been shut down for about thirty years.
Published on 19/03/2019 • 04:50 pm
Angers University Hospital nuclear medicine department personnel suffers overexposure of the hands
On 31st January 2019, the Angers University Hospital informed ASN (the French nuclear safety authority) of a significant radiation protection event in which a member of personnel exceeded the regulatory annual limit for exposure to the hands, which is set at 500 millisieverts. The person concerned by this event works in the hospital's nuclear medicine department.
Published on 19/03/2019 • 04:04 pm
Auxiliary systems of the backup diesel generating sets for the EDF reactors
In 2017, EDF notified a significant safety event concerning the failure to demonstrate the seismic resistance of the civil engineering anchors of the auxiliary systems of the backup diesel generating sets for its 1300 MWe nuclear power reactors. ASN had rated this event level 2 on the INES scale.
Published on 28/02/2019 • 11:12 am
Flamanville EPR equipment
In a resolution of 25 February 2019, ASN served EDF with formal notice to produce and save proof of qualification of the Flamanville EPR reactor equipment.
Published on 27/02/2019 • 11:14 am
Quality assurance requirements for certain medical practices that use ionising radiation
In France, medical applications represent the primary source of artificial exposures of the public to ionising radiation. This medical exposure is increasing, mainly due to the increased number of examinations using computed tomography CT scanners. In order to control the doses delivered to patients undergoing medical imaging examinations, and thereby contribute to enhanced safety for the patients, ASN is defining new quality assurance requirements in medical imaging.
Published on 21/01/2019 • 05:31 pm
Bilateral meeting between ASN and CSN
On 14 January 2019, the ASN Chairman, Mr Bernard Doroszczuk, welcomed, in Montrouge, a delegation of 4 representatives of the Spanish Nuclear Safety Authority (Consejo de seguridad nuclear - CSN), led by its Chairman, Mr. Fernando Marti Scharfhausen.
Published on 27/12/2018 • 12:24 pm
Mr Jean-Luc Lachaume appointed ASN Commissioner
Further to a proposal from the President of the National Assembly, Jean-Luc Lachaume was appointed ASN Commissioner for a six-year term by decree of the President of the Republic dated 21 December 2018.
Published on 21/12/2018 • 09:54 am
ASN renews the Advisory Committees for nuclear safety
In the exercise of its duties, ASN coordinates technical investigations which lead to resolutions and opinions. These investigations draw on internal and external expertise, this latter being primarily the responsibility of IRSN, in its capacity as the ASN technical support organisation.
Published on 14/11/2018 • 10:03 am
Bernard Doroszczuk appointed ASN Chairman
By decree of the President of the Republic, dated 13 November 2018, Bernard Doroszczuk is appointed Chairman of ASN for a period of 6 years. He succeeds Pierre-Franck Chevet, who was appointed ASN Chairman in 2012 and whose mandate came to an end on 12 November 2018.
Published on 18/10/2018 • 03:27 pm
Flamanville EPR reactor pressure vessel
On 9th October 2018, ASN authorised the commissioning and operation of the Flamanville EPR reactor pressure vessel, subject to the performance of a test programme to monitor the thermal ageing of the steel in the residual carbon positive macro-segregation zone, plus specific inspections during operation of the facility.