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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.

Published on 28/08/2023 at 14:31

EPR Reactor: Information Letter n°24

In 2022 and in the first half of 2023, ASN continued with its monitoring of the construction of the Flamanville EPR reactor. It was particularly vigilant with regard to the treatment of the deviations detected on the main primary and secondary system welds and to the correct operation of the filtration function of the safety injection system (SIS). It continued to examine the installation start-up tests and the correct operation of the primary system protection valves.

Published on 12/06/2023 at 11:50

Jean-Luc Lachaume is elected Chair of HERCA

At their plenary meeting on 7-9 June 2023 held in Stockholm, HERCA’s members elected Jean-Luc Lachaume, ASN Commissioner, as Chair of the association.

Published on 31/05/2023 at 14:44

ASN authorises use of the Flamanville EPR reactor vessel closure head

The commissioning and operation of the Flamanville EPR reactor pressure vessel were authorised by an ASN resolution in 2018. This resolution took into account a manufacturing anomaly in the lower dome and the vessel closure head and limited the use of the vessel closure head to 31 December 2024.