ASN and DGEC publish the report on compliance by France with the Joint Convention obligations

Published on 09/11/2011 at 14:30

Press release

The Fourth triennial meeting of the Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste (or Joint Convention) will be held from 14 to 23 May 2012 in Vienna.

 In order to prepare this meeting, France submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 14 October 2011 its national report on compliance with the Joint Convention obligations. The report, drafted under the coordination of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), is the result of a joint effort by the General Directorate for Energy and Climate (DGEC), the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Mission (MSNR) of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing (MEDDTL), the National Radioactive Waste Management Agency (ANDRA), the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), AREVA, EDF and ASN.

 This report sets out the measures implemented by all the French parties and presents the latest developments and perspectives related to the scope of this Convention, in particular on the evolutions of the European and the French regulatory frameworks and of radioactive material and waste management policies. Lastly, the report also specifies first measures already considered in France to take into account the experience feedback from the Fukushima accident.

The review meeting of the Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste will give the opportunity to each Contracting Party[1] to the Joint Convention to present its national report and to answer to questions on it, each report being submitted for review by all Contracting Parties before this meeting.

For further information, consult :

  •  The French national report on compliance with the Joint Convention obligations, in english and   in french;

[1] As at 1 November 2011, the 60 Contracting Parties are as follows: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Euratom, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Uzbekistan.

Date of last update : 08/06/2017