Exchanges with foreign counterparts
ASN favours exchanges with its foreign counterparts in order to:
- deepen its approach, improve its knowledge of the actual functioning of the foreign nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities and draw lessons from this for its own functioning and, where applicable, reinforce its arguments in technical discussions with the French licensees,
- make known its approach and practices, promote its safety approach, provide assistance to countries wishing to create or develop their regulatory authority (Eastern European states, certain emerging countries), assist –at their request - foreign regulatory bodies who have to deliver licenses for equipment made or designed in France,
- inform foreign countries of events that have occurred in France and provide the countries concerned with all relevant information concerning the French nuclear facilities situated near their borders
- inform the French public about what is happening abroad if a serious event occurs in another foreign country or region.