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    outside Europe International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD Other UN organisations Other associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home Legal information Print Mettre en favoris Share on Legal information About the website Editorial information Editor Pierre Franck CHEVET Chairman of ASN Deputy Editor Alain DELMESTRE Deputy Director General of ASN Editorial manager Marie Christine BARDET head of publications and multimedia office Internet project manager Xavier LOMBARD Retrieval of documents available on the ASN website Creation of links All the documents posted on line on this site can be used subject to compliance with the relevant provisions of the French intellectual property code All the documents published by ASN may be retrieved following a declaration to the webmestre asn asn fr address and provided that the following are reproduced the exact title of the document the source ASN If in doubt concerning the source send an e mail to webmestre asn asn fr the date of creation of the document or failing which that on which it was posted on line on the ASN website Reproduction on paper With the exception of the iconography the pages of this site may be reproduced on paper subject to compliance with the following three conditions they are distributed free of charge the documents are reproduced in full no modification or alteration whatsoever the www asn fr website is explicitly stated as the source as must the fact that the rights of reproduction are reserved and strictly limited Reproduction in electronic format Complete or partial reproduction of this website on an electronic medium is authorised subject to clear and legible citation of the source http www asn fr with the words Rights reserved The information may only be used for personal association or professional purposes It may not be used for commercial or publicity purposes The documents must be reproduced in full no modification or alteration whatsoever Linking to www asn fr ASN authorises the installation of a hypertext link to the content of its website subject to declaration to the webmestre asn asn fr address no use being made of the deep linking technique in other words the pages of the asn fr website must not be embedded in the pages of another site but must be accessible by opening a window the source being cited Creating a hypertext link to a page of the ASN website must be explicit This link must be preceded by the name and address of the ASN website The information may only be used for personal association or professional purposes It may not be used for commercial or publicity purposes Caution This authorisation does not apply to websites disseminating information that is controversial in nature pornographic xenophobic or which in the broader sense could be considered offensive to the general public Links to the home page are via address http www asn fr Liability With regard to any standards reproduced on the site only the

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  • ASN INSPECTION NEWS Stress tests news Flamanville EPR construction site news European stress tests Milestones for complementary safety assessments ASN resolutions ASN report Targeted inspections Operators reports french only European stress tests CSA Videos Supervision of the epr reactor Principles for the construction of EPR Resources Project concerning the installation of an EPR at Penly Section map ASN About ASN Activities monitored by ASN The ASN doctrine The ASN strategy The ASN commission The ASN organisation Contact us Technical support ASN s Scientific Committee The IRSN The Advisory Committees Approving organisations and laboratories ASN s other technical support organisations Professional events Radon national action plan workshop International Conference on Modern Radiotherapy 2 4 December 2009 IAEA ASN workshop 22 23 March 2007 Symposium international NuPEER Convention on Nuclear Safety Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management IAEA Safety Reviews and Appraisals in France OSART Mission conducted in France WENRA Reports Section map Section map International International reference texts Euratom Treaty IAEA safety standards International conventions Bilateral relations ASN s counterparts Personnel exchanges between ASN and its foreign counterparts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities Other organisations Multilateral assistance plans

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  • News releases
    5 45 pm ASN preliminarily ranks the event at the nuclear power plant of Cattenom Moselle at level 1 on the international INES scale According to preliminary information available to ASN the origin of the event that occurred at the reactor n 1 of the Cattenom NPP Moselle was an unexpected opening of a secondary system valve which resulted in a steam release The reactor was automatically shut down at 13 25 according to procedures Read more 28 05 2015 5 00 pm Activation of ASN Emergency Center following an incident in the nuclear power plant of Cattenom Moselle The French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN has been informed by EDF at 14 25 that an event occurred at the Cattenom nuclear power plant in reactor No 1 Read more 27 05 2015 2 00 pm ASN rates level 2 on the INES scale a transport incident of a gamma ray projector which took place between St Pol sur Mer 59 and Courcelles les Lens 62 On 16th March 2015 ASN was informed by the ECW company Courcelles les Lens that one of their gamma ray projects had been carried on the public highway on 2ndMarch 2015 in conditions failing to comply with a number of requirements stipulated by the transport approval issued by ASN Read more 22 04 2015 3 30 pm Meeting between European radiation protection authorities and major stakeholders on the optimised use of CT scanners On 1st April HERCA Heads of the European Radiological protection Competent Authorities organised a multi stakeholder meeting kindly hosted by the French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN in its premises in Paris Read more 22 04 2015 8 00 am ASN Report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2014 On 15th April ASN presented its report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2014 to Parliament Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices OPECST On 16th April ASN also held a press conference at its headquarters in Montrouge for about forty journalists from the international national and regional press The ASN Commission and its Chairman Pierre Franck Chevet presented the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2014 before reviewing ASN its roles and the strategic priorities for nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2015 Read more 07 04 2015 11 30 am Flamanville EPR reactor vessel manufacturing anomalies ASN has been informed by AREVA of an anomaly in the composition of the steel in certain zones of the reactor vessel head and reactor vessel bottom head of the Flamanville EPR Read more 27 03 2015 4 00 pm The International Assessment Report of the French system of nuclear safety and radiation protection regulation is published on the ASN Web site The International Assessment Report of the French system of nuclear safety and radiation protection regulation is published on the ASN Web site Read more 02 03 2015 10 00 am European stress tests ASN publishes

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  • News releases
    until 2019 provided that the installations undergo seismic reinforcements ASN analysed the report presenting the conclusions of the second periodic safety review of basic nuclear installations BNI 42 and 95 named EOLE and MINERVE two critical mock up type experimental reactors operated by CEA and situated in the same building of the Cadarache centre Bouches du Rhône département Read more 28 11 2014 5 00 pm The French nuclear safety and radiation protection oversight system was evaluated by a team of twenty nine international experts under the supervision of IAEA From 17th to 28th November 2014 ASN hosted an IAEA peer review mission This Integrated Regulatory Review Service IRRS mission concerned all the activities monitored and regulated by ASN It examined the strengths and weaknesses of the French nuclear safety and radiation protection oversight system with respect to IAEA safety standards Read more 27 11 2014 4 00 pm HERCA and WENRA propose a European approach for the management of nuclear emergency situations During their joint meeting of 21st October 2014 the associations HERCA Heads of European radiological Protection Competent Authorities and WENRA Western European Nuclear Regulators Association adopted a joint position aiming to improve management and cross border coordination in emergency situations Read more 25 11 2014 10 30 am ASN presents the French approach to the decommissioning of nuclear facilities to a delegation from the Japanese licensee TEPCO On 7th November 2014 Mr Masuda TEPCO s Head of decommissioning operations for reactors 1 to 4 of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP met Philippe Jamet ASN commissioner and Fabien Schiltz director of ASN s Waste Research Facilities and Fuel Cycle Facilities Department in charge of decommissioning issues for the installations concerned in France Read more 24 11 2014 10 00 am New European Approach for cross border Emergency Preparedness The heads of the national nuclear and radiation safety regulators in Europe have developed and agreed on a new approach to further improve the response and cross border coordination for all types of possible accident scenarios including severe accidents like the one in Fukushima It contains overarching principles and provides an incentive for joint actions between neighbouring countries The regulators have committed to engage a cooperation at national level with the competent authorities in charge of civil protection for the implementation of the corresponding measures Read more 17 11 2014 3 20 pm Newsletter n 16 ASN monitoring of the Flamanville EPR reactor construction site significant points In the second half of 2013 and early 2014 ASN carried out a number of inspections to continue its monitoring of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor construction site and the various items being manufactured for it The significant points over these recent months are detailed below Read more 13 11 2014 3 15 pm Reducing the average concentration of radon in European countries a common objective shared by National Authorities which met in Montrouge France Under a joint initiative from ASN and NRPA 20 European countries represented by authorities in charge of Radiation Protection

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  • News releases
    MDEP Since January 2014 Sophie Mourlon Deputy Director General of the ASN chairs the Steering Technical Committee STC of the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme MDEP The STC oversees the work of technical groups within the MDEP Read more 23 06 2014 11 20 am ASN and top regulators meet with stakeholders to discuss the review of new reactor designs The 3rd Multinational Design Evaluation Programme MDEP Conference on New Reactor Design Activities was held in Washington on 14 15 May 2014 This conference was attended by almost 150 people from national regulators including 14 regulatory bodies members of the MDEP international organizations and nuclear industry from more than 17 countries The closing session was co chaired by Pierre Franck Chevet Chairman of the ASN and Allison Macfarlane Chairman of the US NRC US regulatory body and current Chairman of the MDEP Read more 22 05 2014 10 00 am Bordeaux university hospital Haut Lévêque Hospital uncontrolled release of radioactive effluents into the public sewerage system ASN reclassifies the event level 2 on the INES scale and remains attentive to the implementation of corrective measures Following a series of events in 2012 and 2013 see table below involving leaks from the radioactive effluents collection network mainly iodine 131 in the nuclear medicine unit of the Haut Lévêque hospital in Pessac ASN reclassifies the most significant of these events notified in August 2013 level 2 on the INES scale owing to insufficient monitoring of the effluents network and the absence of safety culture ASN remains attentive to the implementation of the corrective measures Read more 05 05 2014 4 30 pm ASN 2013 Report the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France has remained on the whole relatively satisfactory On 15th April ASN presented its report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2013 to the Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices OPECST in the National Assembly s premises On 16th April ASN also held a press conference at its headquarters in Montrouge for about forty journalists from the international national and regional press The ASN Commission and its Chairman Pierre Franck Chevet presented the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2013 before reviewing ASN its roles and the strategic priorities for nuclear safety and radiation protection in 2014 Read more 31 01 2014 12 30 pm ITER first inspection on the site of a foreign supplier ASN underlines the improvements to be made to the monitoring of the subcontractor chain On 19th December 2013 ASN performed the first inspection abroad in the plant of a company responsible for manufacturing certain segments of the ITER facility s vacuum containment The inspection took place in Italy Monfalcone Friuli Read more 23 01 2014 12 00 pm ASN requires EDF to comply with additional requirements for implementation of the hardened safety core On 21st January 2014 the ASN Commission adopted 19 resolutions setting out additional requirements for implementation of

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  • News releases
    2013 3 09 pm Exceeding of the maximum regulatory annual effective dose by a practitioner in interventional radiology Montsouris Mutualistic Institute Paris On 6th May 2013 the French nuclear regulatory body ASN was informed by the Head of the hospital Institut Mutualiste Montsouris that a radiologist performing radio guided procedures had received an effective dose exceeding the maximum regulatory dose limit of 20 mSv milliSievert in twelve consecutive months Read more 28 06 2013 10 36 am At the second ENSREG Conference on Nuclear Safety in Europe ASN recalled the importance of developing a joint Europe wide vision of nuclear safety ASN took part in the Conference on Nuclear Safety in Europe held in Brussels on 11th and 12th June 2013 It was organised at the initiative of ENSREG and was the second event of this type following that in which ASN took part in 2011 Read more 26 06 2013 11 31 am ENSREG and the European Commission adopt the NPP stress tests follow up report On 26th April 2012 one year after the Fukushima disaster a joint declaration by ENSREG a grouping of the European national safety regulators and the European Commission concluded the stress tests exercise on the European NPPs This declaration underlined the need to implement a general action plan to ensure that these stress tests are followed by national level measures to improve safety and that these measures are implemented in a consistent manner Read more 20 06 2013 10 21 am Approval of a Guidance document on implementation of a national radiation passbook and its practical use and a new related version of the dose passbook HERCA the association of the Heads of European Radiological protection Competent Authorities approves a guidance document on the implementation of a national radiation passbook and its practical use and a new related version of the radiation passbook Read more 05 06 2013 12 17 pm ASN publishes the first policy elements of a national doctrine for nuclear post accident management Work was started in 2005 under the supervision of ASN to enable the public authorities to define a strategy for dealing with the health social and economic consequences of a nuclear accident They led to the publication of the first policy elements of a national doctrine for post accident management in areas contaminated by releases from a damaged facility Read more 03 06 2013 2 15 pm ASN issues an opinion on the documents produced by ANDRA since 2009 concerning the project of deep geological disposal facility of radioactive waste ASN is issuing an opinion on three dossiers submitted by ANDRA French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management between 2010 and 2012 the Waste Management Industrial Programme PIGD the results of the seismic 3D 1 reconnaissance campaign carried out in 2010 the studies on the long term behaviour of spent fuel from EDF reactors under disposal conditions report issued as part of the PNGMDR French National Radioactive Material and Waste Management Plan for 2010 2012 Read more 22

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  • News releases
    am EDF nuclear power plant at Fessenheim review of compliance with the ASN requirements concerning reactor n 1 ASN regularly verifies compliance with all 40 requirements set for continued operation of Fessenheim reactor n 1 On 18 July and 11 December 2012 in particular ASN carried out inspections on the site to ensure compliance with the requirements for which the deadline is imminent ASN considers that the actions so far taken by the licensee to comply with its requirements are satisfactory Read more 13 12 2012 1 32 pm ASN reminds all operators of the regulations concerning industrial radiography ASN is concerned by the increasing number of industrial radiography incidents observed in recent years This rise is indicative of a lack of radiation protection culture and of risk awareness on the part of the industrial radiography operators I Read more 03 12 2012 3 08 pm ASN reclassifies to level 2 the incident involving the loss of a package containing medical radioactive fluorine during a transport operation in Nimes ASN has reclassified to level 2 rating on the INES scale the incident involving the loss of a transport package containing radioactive substances which occurred in Nimes on 19 November 2012 Read more 30 11 2012 5 35 pm Meeting between Pierre Franck Chevet ASN President and Yukiya Amano IAEA Director General Pierre Franck Chevet President of the Autorité de sûreté nucléaire ASN received Yukiya Amano Director General of the IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency in the ASN Headquarters on 20 November on the occasion of his two day visit to Paris 19 20 November Read more 19 11 2012 6 57 pm First session of the ASN commission in its new configuration On Monday 12 November 2012 Pierre Franck Chevet who is succeeding André Claude Lacoste as ASN Chairman and Margot Tirmarche who is succeeding Marie Pierre Comets as an ASN Commissioner took part in an extraordinary session of the Commission expanded to include these two members Read more 14 11 2012 10 26 am Pierre Franck Chevet is appointed ASN Chairman Margot Tirmarche is appointed ASN Commissioner Pierre Franck Chevet is appointed Chairman of ASN by decree of the President of the Republic dated 9 November 2012 for a period of 6 years He succeeds André Claude Lacoste who was appointed Chairman of ASN in 2006 and whose mandate expires on 12 November 2012 Margot Tirmarche is appointed ASN Commissioner by decree of the President of the Republic dated 9 November 2012 as the member designated by the President of the National Assembly for a period of 6 years She succeeds Marie Pierre Comets appointed ASN Commissioner in 2006 and whose mandate expires on 12 November 2012 Read more 26 10 2012 6 03 pm Flamanville reactor n 1 detection and stoppage of a leak on a reactor coolant system auxiliary line On Thursday 25 October ASN was informed by EDF that a leak had occurred on an auxiliary line of the reactor n 1 coolant system in the

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  • News releases
    ASN stated that it would have to authorise any restart of the CENTRACO facility s melting and incineration furnaces Read more 28 06 2012 9 00 am ASN s 2011 report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France there is a before and an after Fukushima ASN imposes large scale safety reinforcement work on the licensees following the CSAs Today 28th June 2012 ASN presented its 2011 Report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France and also reviewed the follow up to the Complementary Safety Assessments CSAs conducted on the nuclear facilities in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi accident Read more 26 06 2012 7 29 pm The french national report prepared for the second extraordinary meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety is posted on ASN website As decided during the review meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS held in April 2011 an extraordinary meeting of the CSN will take place in Vienna from August 27 to 31 2012 One major objective is to review and share the lessons learned and the steps taken by the CSN Contracting Parties in response to the events of the accident that struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant NPP Read more 11 06 2012 10 21 am ASN contributes to international sharing of radiation protection experience The 13th congress of the International Radiation Protection Association IRPA took place in Glasgow Scotland from 13 to 18 May 2012 The event brought together 700 specialists including radiation protection professionals radiation protection companies health agencies and radiation safety authorities The ASN was present and mobilized on the two major themes of the congress stakeholder engagement and post accident management Read more 29 05 2012 12 30 pm ASN and the ministries responsible for nuclear safety supplement the general technical regulations applicable to nuclear facilities Further to the publication of Act No 2006 686 of 13 June 2006 relative to transparency and security in the nuclear field the TSN Act now integrated in the Environmental Code and Decree No 2007 1557 of 2 November 2007 relative to basic nuclear installations BNI ASN in association with the ministries responsible for nuclear safety has begun revising the general technical regulations applicable to basic nuclear installations Read more 04 05 2012 10 20 am Approval of the report on the results of stress tests on European nuclear power plants The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group ENSREG and the European Commission have adopted on April 26 2012 the report on the results of the stress tests on European nuclear power plants This report responds to the request from the European Council on 25 march 2011 asking for the launch of stress tests on the European nuclear power plants to take account of the first lessons learned from the Fukushima accident Read more 03 05 2012 2 39 pm HERCA the USA Food and Drug Administration sign a memorandum of understanding on radiation protection The Association of the Heads of

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