Published on 16/09/2020 • 01:12 pm
Secure financing of long-term nuclear costs: ASN issues its opinion on the licensees’ reports
At the request of the General Directorate for Energy and the Climate (DGEC) in 2019, ASN has issued its opinion on the fifth three-yearly reports submitted by the nuclear licensees with respect to the secure financing of long-term nuclear costs. This evaluation and provisioning system aims to ensure that the costs of decommissioning and of spent fuel and radioactive waste management are evaluated with sufficient prudence and are covered by dedicated assets so that the necessary financial resources will be available when the time comes.
Published on 16/09/2020 • 01:04 pm
France Report under the European Euratom Directive
On July 22, 2020, France transmitted, to the European Commission, its report pursuant to Council Directive 2014/87/Euratom of July 8, 2014 amending Directive 2009/71/Euratom of June 25, 2009 establishing a Community framework for the safety of nuclear installations.
Published on 06/08/2020 • 05:06 pm
The IAEA publishes a report on the Flamanville EPR reactor
ASN, the French nuclear safety authority, has posted on line the report of the pre-OSART (pre-operational safety review team) mission which was conducted from 17 June to 4 July 2019 at the Flamanville nuclear power plant (NPP) and concerned the EPR reactor currently under construction.
Published on 04/08/2020 • 02:51 pm
ASN issues its opinion on the management of very low level waste
At the request of the Minister responsible for energy, and contributing to the guidelines for the 5th issue of the French National Radioactive Material and Waste Management Plan (PNGMDR), ASN has issued its opinion on the management of very low level waste (VLLW).
Published on 02/06/2020 • 05:32 pm
ASN Report on the State of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection in France in 2019
In the context of the health crisis, ASN presented its report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2019 to the members of Parliament of the Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices (OPECST). This report was transmitted to the offices of the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister and of the Presidents of the Senate and the National Assembly. It is published on www.asn.fr.
Published on 22/04/2020 • 03:12 pm
4th periodic safety review of the 900 MWe reactors
ASN is continuing its examination of the files constituting the generic phase of the fourth periodic safety review of EDF's thirty-two 900 MWe reactors. It plans consulting the public at the end of 2020 on its draft position statement concerning the continued operation of these reactors. At present, ASN considers that the Covid-19 epidemic should have only a limited impact on its position statement schedule.
Published on 18/03/2020 • 02:55 pm
ASN is working closely with the nuclear licensees and activity managers to analyse the nuclear safety and radiation protection consequences of the measures taken to deal with the ongoing health emergency.
Published on 17/03/2020 • 02:54 pm
Recommendations for improving radiation protection in the operating theatre
The number of fluoroscopy-guided interventional procedures is constantly increasing, particularly surgical procedures in operating theatres. They bring considerable benefits for the patient but present significant risks in terms of radiation protection, for the medical staff and patients alike.
Published on 26/02/2020 • 11:30 am
ASN publishes guides in English regarding the decommissioning and remediation
In France, once a basic nuclear installation (BNI) is definitely shut down, it must go through the decommissioning and remediation process, with the end goal of achieving a predetermined final state in which all the hazardous substances have been removed. Accomplishing these decommissioning operations can often present a technical and project management challenge to licensees.