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.
Published on 25/07/2018 • 04:02 pm
Welding of the main steam transfer pipes of the Flamanville EPR reactor
ASN has informed EDF of the conditions for resuming certain welding operations on the main steam transfer pipes of the Flamanville EPR reactor. The welding operations involved are restricted to those performed using the "TIG orbital" process which enables high mechanical performance to be achieved.