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Published on 07/11/2022 at 11:19

Cattenom NPP reactor 1: Two welds need to be repaired before it can be restarted

During its treatment of the stress corrosion (SC) phenomenon affecting several of its reactors, and in accordance with the strategy it had proposed, EDF carried out inspections on the piping of the Cattenom NPP reactor 1 safety injection system. These inspections, which were carried out close to the welds liable to be the most severely affected, revealed indications that could be attributed to SC cracking. Two of them were of significant dimensions, with maximum depths of 4.7 and 6.1 mm.

Published on 17/10/2022 at 10:37

Management of the long-term consequences of a nuclear accident

In order to consolidate national strategy regarding the management of the long-term consequences of a nuclear accident, in 2005 the Prime Minister tasked a pluralistic committee, the Codirpa (Post-accident phase steering committee) with submitting proposals to the Government.

Published on 07/10/2022 at 15:51

Laue-Langevin Institute (ILL): periodic safety review report

ASN analysed the periodic safety review concluding report (RCR) for basic nuclear installation (BNI) 67, called the High-Flux Reactor (RHF), operated by Laue-Langevin Institute (ILL) on the Grenoble site (Isère départment).

Published on 07/10/2022 at 15:34

Aube Repository: periodic safety review report

ASN analysed the periodic safety review concluding report (RCR) for basic nuclear installation (BNI) 149 called the Aube Repository (CSA), operated by the French National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (Andra) on the Soulaines‑Dhuys site (Aube département)

Published on 06/07/2022 at 09:39

Development of small modular reactors

On 10 June 2022, the French (ASN), Finnish (STUK) and Czech (SUJB) regulators, along with their respective technical support organisations, began the preliminary examination of the main safety options of the NUWARD™ small modular reactor project sponsored by EDF.

Published on 17/05/2022 at 14:08

ASN took part in the INRA plenary meeting

On 3 and 4 May 2022, the INRA association, which brings together the heads of nine nuclear safety regulators, organised its 49th plenary meeting in Sendai, Japan.