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  • First European directive on radioactive waste and spent fuel management
    Other associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home Information News releases First European directive on radioactive waste and spent fuel management Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list First European directive on radioactive waste and spent fuel management 20 10 2011 3 23 pm Note d information On 19 July 2011 the Council of the European Union adopted a directive establishing a Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste Council Directive 2011 70 Euratom The adoption of this directive two years after the nuclear safety directive was adopted is an important event and helps to reinforce nuclear safety within the European Union while ensuring that Member States assume responsibility for managing their radioactive waste and spent fuel Founded in 1957 the European Atomic Energy Community or Euratom had no legislative instrument to provide a specific framework for the management of radioactive waste and spent fuel This directive is legally binding and establishes a Community framework on this topic of prime importance 1 The directive covers all aspects of radioactive waste and spent fuel management from generation through to long term disposal 2 It stipulates the prime responsibility of generators and the ultimate responsibility of each Member State for the management of waste generated on its territory by ensuring that appropriate national arrangements are taken to guarantee a high level of safety to protect workers and the general public against the risks arising from ionising radiation 3 It defines obligations with respect to the safety of spent fuel and radioactive waste management It obliges each Member State to establish a legal framework applicable to safety issues providing for the establishment of a competent regulatory authority with a legal status that guarantees its independence from waste generators the establishment of licensing procedures with licence applications being examined in particular on the basis of safety demonstrations by the operators 4 It sets out a framework for the national radioactive waste and spent fuel management policies that each Member State shall implement In particular each Member State shall establish a legislative and regulatory framework to set up a national radioactive waste and spent fuel management programme France has already set up in 2006 its National Radioactive Materials and Waste Management Plan PNGMDR The directive also contains provisions relative to transparency and public participation financial resources to cover the cost of radioactive waste and spent fuel management training obligations concerning regular self assessments and peer reviews It formally establishes the ultimate responsibility of each Member State for the management of its radioactive waste and regulates export conditions for the disposal of this waste These points represent a significant step forward towards guaranteeing safe and responsible management of radioactive waste and spent fuel in the European Union The French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN and the Directorate General for Energy and Climate DGEC have been involved in a long sustained effort

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  • The IAEA audits in France
    ASN on 28 th November 2014 and were the subject of an IAEA press release The IAEA report was transmitted March 20 2015 to the French Nuclear Safety Authority The previous IRRS missions The previous full scope mission was held from 5 th to 17 th November 2006 This mission was carried out by sixteen experts from nuclear safety regulators from 16 different countries A corresponding follow up mission took place in 2009 Follow up mission in 2006 Read the mission report synthesis in French Read the mission report in English ASN received a follow up mission in 2009 Read the follow up mission report synthesis in French Read the follow up mission report in English ASN considers that IRRS missions make a significant contribution to the international nuclear safety and radiation protection system Then ASN headquaters officers are regularly involved in IRRS missions that are organized in other countries ASN Commissioner Philippe Jamet and Director General Jean Christophe Niel thus led IRRS missions in Finland and Switzerland respectively Commissioner Margot Tirmarche will conduct the IRRS mission in Ireland scheduled for 2015 The OSART missions For the standards that concern the nuclear licensees the OSART Operational Safety Review Team missions mobilise a team of experts from the nuclear safety authorities of third countries who audit a nuclear facility The objective of the missions is to perform an in depth and critical examination of the operational safety of the nuclear power plants All the French nuclear power plants have now undergone an OSART mission In addition to OSART missions Corporate OSART missions are also achieved in central services Launched in 2013 such missions are organized to review the overall management of a licensee EDF in France that affects all the operational safety aspects of the nuclear power plants The reports in English of the OSART missions carried out in France are accessible below NPP Mission dates Report PDF IAEA No Follow up mission dates 28 Dampierre 31 August 17 September 2015 Read the report 184 2017 27 Corporate OSART 24 November 9 December 2014 Read the report 182 2016 26 Flamanville reactors 1 and 2 6 23 October 2014 Read the report 179 2016 25 Chooz 17 June 4 July 2013 Read the report 2015 24 Gravelines 12 29 November 2012 Read the report 173 2014 23 Cattenom 14 November 1 er December 2011 Read the report 166 3 7 June 2013 22 Saint Alban 20 September 6 October 2010 Read the report 158 19 23 March 2012 21 Fessenheim 23 March 8 April Read the report 152 7 11 February 2011 20 Cruas 24 November 11 December 2008 Read the report 148 13 17 December 2010 19 Chinon 27 November 14 December 2007 Read the report 144 7 11 December 2009 18 Saint Laurent 25 November 14 December 2006 Read the report 138F 6 10 October 2008 17 Blayais 2 18 May 2005 Read the report 131F 6 10 November 2006 16 Penly 29 November 15 December 2004 Read the

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  • Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management
    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 Multilateral relations 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 International International reference texts International conventions Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Print Mettre en favoris Share on International International reference texts Euratom Treaty IAEA safety standards International conventions Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS Others conventions Multilateral relations in Europe Multilateral relations outside Europe Bilateral relations Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Enlarge the visual The Joint Convention on the safety of spent fuel management and on the safety of radioactive waste management is supplementing the Convention on Nuclear Safety It was approved by France on February 22 2000 and it entered into force on June 18 2001 This Convention obliges each Contracting Party to present at the review meetings every three years a report on the way in which it implements the obligations of the Convention The French Nuclear Safety Authority ensured the co ordination of this report with contributions from other regulators and nuclear operators It has been submitted to questions and presented to the peers in Vienna The Convention and other complementary information in English on the IAEA website http www ns iaea org conventions waste jointconvention htm full text of the Convention http www iaea org Publications Documents Infcircs 1997 French infcirc546 fr pdf The 5 th report The fifth three yearly review meeting of the Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste management called the Joint Convention will be held from 15 to 22 May 2015 in Vienna Read the information notice ASN and the DGEC General Department for Enegy and Climate of the Ministry of Energy and Environment publish the report on the implementation by France of the obligations of the Joint Convention Read the 5 th report Read the questions answers The 4 th report The fourth three yearly review meeting of the Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste management called the Joint Convention was held from 14 to 23 May 2012 in Vienna The next meeting will be held in 2015 On 9 October 2013 69 Contracting Parties had ratified the Convention Read the information notice ASN and the DGEC General Department for Enegy and Climate of the Ministry of

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  • Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident
    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 Multilateral relations 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 International International reference texts International conventions Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident Print Mettre en favoris Share on International International reference texts Euratom Treaty IAEA safety standards International conventions Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS Others conventions Multilateral relations in Europe Multilateral relations outside Europe Bilateral relations Convention on Assistance in the Event of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency The IAEA Convention on Assistance in the Event of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency came into effect on February 26 1987 The aim of this Convention is to facilitate cooperation between countries should one of them be affected by an emergency situation that has radiological consequences It has been ratified by 111 Contracting Parties on December 31 2013 The Interministerial Directive of November 30 2005 mandates ASN as the competent national authority and details the conditions of application of this Convention if France has to either request assistance or respond to a request for assistance in the event of a radiological emergency The terms of this directive oblige each French ministry to keep an up

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  • Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident
    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 Multilateral relations 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 International International reference texts International conventions Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident Print Mettre en favoris Share on International International reference texts Euratom Treaty IAEA safety standards International conventions Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS Others conventions Multilateral relations in Europe Multilateral relations outside Europe Bilateral relations Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident Each contracting party to this Convention which entered into force on 27th October 1986 undertakes to inform the international community as rapidly as possible of any event occurring on its territory that could lead or has led to uncontrolled dispersal into the environment of radioactive substances that could have cross border consequences It has been ratified by 117 Contracting Parties on December 31 2013 France also undertook to apply the Euratom decision of 14 th December 1987 concerning the conditions for the early exchange of information between European Union member states in the event of a radiological emergency The conditions of application of this IAEA Convention and of the Euratom decision in France are

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  • Convention on Nuclear Safety (CNS)
    organisations Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations 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 International International reference texts International conventions Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS Print Mettre en favoris Share on International International reference texts Euratom Treaty IAEA safety standards International conventions Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS Others conventions Multilateral relations in Europe Multilateral relations outside Europe Bilateral relations Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS The Convention on Nuclear Safety concerns civil nuclear power reactors It sets a number of safety objectives and defines the measures intended to achieve them The contracting countries commit in particular to establish a legislative regulatory and administrative framework that meets the aims of the Convention and enables them to fulfil their obligations establish an independent regulation and oversight organisation that has sufficient authority competence and human and financial resources France has decided of its own volition to also include in its national report the measures taken for all civil research reactors which are subject to the same general regulations as the civil nuclear power reactors with regard to safety and radiation protection The Convention provides for the organisation of triennial review meetings of the contracting parties which are intended to develop cooperation and the sharing of experience A review meeting is organised every three years A few months prior to the review meeting each contracting party submits a report presenting the measures taken to implement the obligations of the Convention During the meeting each report presented is discussed with the other contracting parties who can ask additional questions A summary report drawn up by the meeting chairman and made public presents the progress achieved and any difficulties that subsist Adopted in 1994 by the IAEA member states the CNS was approved by France on 13th September 1995 It entered into effect on October 24 1996 Since March 31 2005 it has been ratified by all the countries operating nuclear power reactors As of January 2014 it had been ratified by 77 contracting parties The 6 th review meeting is scheduled from 24 March to 4 April 2014 in Vienna The French national reports can be consulted in their French and English versions Learn more Full text of the Convention IAEA portal of the Convention The 6 th report 2014 The sixth French national report on the Convention on Nuclear Safety drawn up in preparation for the Review Meeting of 2014 was published in July 2013 Read the 6 th report Read the questions answers The report of the 2 nd extraordinary meeting 2012 As decided during the 5 th review meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS held in April 2011 an extraordinary meeting of the CSN

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  • Others conventions
    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 Multilateral relations 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 International International reference texts International conventions Others conventions Print Mettre en favoris Share on International International reference texts Euratom Treaty IAEA safety standards International conventions Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Safety of Radioactive Waste Management Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident Convention on Nuclear Safety CNS Others conventions Multilateral relations in Europe Multilateral relations outside Europe Bilateral relations Others conventions Other international conventions whose scope does not fit to ASN competences can have links with nuclear safety This is specifically the case with

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  • Euratom treaty and secondary legislation
    its foreign counterparts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities Other organisations Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations 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 International Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Euratom treaty and secondary legislation Print Mettre en favoris Share on International International reference texts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Euratom treaty and secondary legislation Nuclear Safety Directive Waste Directive Radiation protection directives Relations with EU institutions ENSREG Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities Other organisations Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations outside Europe Bilateral relations The Euratom treaty and secondary legislation The Treaties constitute the primary legislation of the European Union comparable with constitutional law at national level They define the fundamental elements of the Union including more specifically the competences the legislative procedures and the powers attributed The Treaty establishing the European Community of Atomic Energy Euratom Signed in 1957 the Euratom treaty coordinates the member states ongoing or planned research programmes with a view to the civil use of nuclear energy The Euratom treaty has allowed the harmonised development across Europe of a strict system for the control of nuclear safety 1 chapter 7 and radiation protection chapter 3 Despite the fact that the Euratom Treaty does not give the Community strict and exclusive competence in certain areas it nevertheless remains a real source of added value for its members This is because on the basis of this treaty the European Commission has adopted recommendations and decisions which despite being non binding establish European standards chapter 3 It is also important to emphasise that other EC policies such as those for the environment and research also have a considerable impact on the nuclear sector The added value of Euratom and the EU is particularly obvious in the context of enlargement of the European Union Thanks to Euratom the EU has a harmonised approach to nuclear energy which candidate countries are obliged to adopt The eastward extensions of the EU place the emphasis on the nuclear sector and more specifically on the questions concerning nuclear safety Learn more information on this Treaty structure institutions and member states etc see the full text of the Treaty Secondary legislation This means the legislative acts adopted by the European institutions in application of the provisions of the treaties The main legally binding acts are the regulations and the directives A regulation is a general and mandatory act adopted by the Council of the European Union with or without the European Parliament or by the Commission alone and which is directly applicable in the member states A directive is adopted by the same European institutions but needs to be implemented at national level for being effective It binds the 28 countries through the objective to be achieved but leaves them free to choose the

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