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Published on 10/06/2024 at 16:10

ASN’s Advisory Committee/License application to build a deep geological repository

On January 16, 2023, Andra submitted a license application to build a deep geological repository named Cigéo to the French Ministry for Energy Transition. In March 2023, this Ministry requested the ASN to lead the technical review of Andra’s application. In June 2023, the ASN deemed the application admissible and referred the technical part of the application to the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) for a comprehensive review. The ASN also planned to call on its Advisory Committee on Waste (GPD) as part of this review.

Published on 21/05/2024 at 10:57

ASN Report on the State of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection in France in 2023

On May 16, ASN presented its Report on the State of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection in France in 2023 to the parliamentarians of the Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technical Choices (OPECST). On this occasion, ASN presented the subjects on which it was being particularly vigilant with regard to the new nuclear ambitions.

Published on 08/05/2024 at 13:45

ASN authorise commissioning of the Flamanville EPR reactor

In a resolution of 7 May 2024, ASN authorised commissioning of the Flamanville EPR reactor. This authorisation allows EDF to load nuclear fuel into the reactor and carry out start-up tests, followed by operation of the reactor.

Published on 12/03/2024 at 09:40

Bilateral meeting with the Indian safety regulator in Mumbai

An ASN delegation, led by its Chairman Bernard Doroszczuk, travelled to Mumbai on 5 March 2024 to meet its Indian counterpart, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and its Chairman Shri Dinesh Kumar Shukla. This meeting was organised as part of the cooperation agreement that has linked the two safety regulators for nearly 25 years now.

Published on 19/02/2024 at 11:18

Counterfeit, falsification and suspected fraud in the nuclear field

On 30 January, the ASN Commission and Director General’s office presented their New Year’s greetings to the press. On this occasion, ASN recalled that against the backdrop of a significant increase in workload and in the light of the situation observed in recent years, combatting falsification and counterfeiting at all levels along the subcontracting chain must remain a major point for particular attention across the sector.

Published on 02/02/2024 at 11:02

Mr Olivier Dubois appointed ASN Commissioner

Mr. Olivier Dubois has been appointed to the ASN Commission for 6 years by a decree of the French President dated 29 January 2024. In this capacity, he replaces Ms. Laure Tourjansky. Pursuant to Article L. 592-2 of the Environment Code, he was nominated by the President of the Senate.

Published on 13/12/2023 at 09:00

Madame Stéphanie Guénot Bresson is appointed ASN Commissioner

Mme Stéphanie Guénot Bresson has been appointed a member of the ASN Commission for a term of 6 years by a decree of the French President dated 10 December 2023. In this capacity, she replaces Mme Sylvie Cadet-Mercier, whose mandate ended on 10 December 2023.

Published on 08/12/2023 at 16:43

CNSC-ASN Bilateral Meeting at CNSC Headquarters in Ottawa

On 5 December 2023, an ASN delegation, led by commissioner Sylvie Cadet-Mercier, met a delegation from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) led by Ramzi Jammal, acting chief executive officer (CEO), in Ottawa at CNSC headquarters.

Published on 07/12/2023 at 11:47

ASN-NRC Steering Committee Meeting at ASN Headquarters

On 6 December 2023, ASN held in Montrouge its annual steering committee meeting with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), its American counterpart to discuss regulatory priorities and topics of interest.

Published on 20/11/2023 at 17:28

Technical visits by an ASN delegation in China

On 16 and 17 November 2023, during its visit to China, the ASN delegation met the licensees of the Changjiang NPP (CNNC) on Hainan Island and the Taishan NPP (TNPJVC).

Published on 17/11/2023 at 14:40

An ASN delegation visits China

During its visit to China, an ASN delegation, led by its Chairman Bernard DOROSZCZUK, met a delegation from the Chinese Atomic Energy Agency (CAEA1) led by its Chairman, Vice-minister ZHANG Kejian, in Beijing on 13 November.

Published on 17/11/2023 at 13:51

ASN hosts the biannual meeting of WENRA

On 14 and 15 November 2023, the Western European Nuclear Regulators’ Association (WENRA) held its biannual plenary meeting at ASN headquarters in Montrouge.