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  • Nuclear Safety Directive
    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 Nuclear Safety Directive 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 Nuclear Safety Directive Brief history of the EU s competences in terms of Nuclear Safety In a judgement on December 10 2002 affaire C 29 99 Commission of the European Communities vs Council of the European Union the Court of Justice of the European Union CJEU noting that an artificial distinction could not be established between radiation protection and nuclear safety recognised the principle of the existence of a community competence in the field of nuclear safety in relation to chapter 3 of the Euratom treaty Paragraph 82 of the Judgement thus states In the light of points 74 to 81 of the present judgement it is not appropriate in order to define the Community s competences to draw an artificial distinction between the protection of the health of the general public and the safety of sources of ionising radiation Further to the judgement of the CJEU the European Commission adopted two directive proposals on January 30 2003 commonly referred as the nuclear package one defining the general principles in the area of the safety of nuclear facilities the other on the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste However the nuclear package could not be adopted by the Council of the European Union because several EU member States opposed it Consequently in June 2004 the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions recommending that the work to further harmonisation in nuclear safety should be continued and at the end of 2004 decided on a nuclear plan of action ASN actively participated in the work of thead hocGroup created to implement this plan Further to the recommendations formulated by this group on July 17 2007 the Commission created the European High Level Group HLG on Nuclear Safety and Waste Management which subsequently changed its name to ENSREG European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group Further to the work of ENSREG the European Commission adopted a proposal of directive on November 26 2008 defining a general framework indicating the obligations and principles in terms of nuclear safety of nuclear installations in the European Union while at the same time stepping up the role of the national Safety Authorities The directive was finally approved on June 25 2009 A directive on the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste was moreover adopted in 2011 European directive on the safety

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  • "Waste" Directive
    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 Waste Directive 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 Directive on the Management of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste On July 19 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 directive 2011 70 Euratom The adoption of this directive constitutes a key event that helps strengthening nuclear safety within the European Union while at the same time making the member states more accountable for the management of their radioactive waste and spent fuels This directive is legally binding and institutes a community framework on a priority issue This directive covers all the aspects of radioactive waste and spent fuel management from production through to long term disposal It reiterates the prime responsibility of the producers and the ultimate responsibility of each member state to ensure the management of the waste produced on its territory making sure that the necessary measures are taken to guarantee a high level of safety and to protect workers and the general public against the dangers of ionising radiation It defines the obligations concerning the safety of management

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  • Radiation protection directives
    associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home International Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Radiation protection directives 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 radiation protection directives Chapter 3 of the Euratom Treaty concerns radiation protection and its articles 30 to 39 define the competences of the radiation protection in this respect They constitute the legislative basis of the European directives on this subject and they define the Committees tasked with producing and following up the said directives It is in this way that it many directives concerning radiation protection have been adopted The European Atomic Energy Community Treaty created in 1957 the original purpose of the European Atomic Energy Community was to contribute to the creation and the growth of nuclear industries Nevertheless the Euratom Treaty does not in itself oblige the promotion of nuclear energy nor does it contradict the current objective of openness and diversification of the energy markets Today Euratom constitutes the framework for an abundance of secondary legislation that governs the functioning of nuclear energy notably with regard to the radiation protection of populations and the regulation of nuclear materials which has undoubtedly helped establish a high level of nuclear safety and security in the member states of the European Union whatever their choices of energy sources Chapter 3 of Euratom stipulates that basic standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation are instituted in

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  • Relations with EU institutions
    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 Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Relations with EU institutions 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 Relations with EU institutions Regular contacts with the European Commission Directorate General for Energy in particular serve to keep track of the progress and prospects of the regulatory work in several areas of nuclear safety and radiation protection transposition of directives

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  • ENSREG
    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 Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union ENSREG 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 ENSREG Enlarge the visual ENSREG European Safety REgulators Group is a group of experts from the European Commission and the member countries of the European Union represented by national delegations split evenly between heads of safety regulators and representatives of Ministries for the Environment or Energy i e two representatives per delegation France is represented within ENSREG by the Chairman of ASN and by the DGEC Directorate General for Energy and Climate Following

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  • HERCA
    the national law of each state The transposition of the community rules for radiation protection by the States is consequently heterogeneous within the European Union in some cases significant differences are observed between the European rule and that adopted by national administrations This concerns for example the definition of measures to protect the general public in the event of a nuclear accident which differ from one neighbouring country to the next or the measures to protect itinerant workers or the criteria for authorising the release of patients following therapy with iodine 131 ASN is convinced that progress in European harmonisation requires the organising of close discussions between the heads of the European radiation protection regulation authorities in the same way as the discussions that predominate in the area of nuclear safety In 2007 following the example of WENRA ASN was the first mover in the creation of HERCA Objectives The aim of the association is to develop a common approach to radiation protection within Europe to harmonise practices and regulations between the States in order to contribute to a high level of radiation protection in the countries of the European Union Members 51 1 Authorities competent in radiation protection from 31 European countries 2 including the 28 countries of the European Union are members of HERCA HERCA works with the European Commission on the harmonisation of radiation protection practices Functioning The association is underpinned by a Board of Heads of the radiation protection authorities the supreme decision making body in which the European Commission participates as a privileged observer HERCA also functions through thematic working groups WG made up of technical supervisors and high level experts ASN is represented on this Board by the Chairman of ASN deputised by a commissioner and the director of ionising radiation and health Ongoing working groups At present 5 groups are working on the following themes Outside workers and dosimetric passport Justification and optimisation of the use of sources in non medical fields Medical applications Preparedness for and management of emergency situations Veterinary applications ASN is represented in all the working groups and also provides the secretariat of the medical applications working group ASN also ensures the general secretariat of the association Completed and ongoing projects To date several projects have been approved by HERCA In the medical field a statement on the use of full body scanners in airports a document that lists the criteria for releasing patients having received a treatment with iodine 131 and a model of a European card to be used by patients having undergone iodine 131 therapy a review of the recommendations on the involvement of stakeholders in medical practices that use ionising radiation an agreement with the manufacturers of medical scanners to work on reducing doses delivered to patients which is currently being monitored a joint statement on the practice of individual screening In the field of radiological emergency preparedness document on emergency preparedness on practical proposals for further harmonisation of the reactions in European countries to

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  • WENRA
    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 Multilateral relations in Europe Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities WENRA Print Mettre en favoris Share on International International reference texts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities HERCA WENRA Other organisations Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations outside Europe Bilateral relations Western European Nuclear Regulators Association WENRA Enlarge the visual The Western European Nuclear Regulators Association WENRA was created in February 1999 the founding members being the nuclear safety authorities and regulators of Germany Belgium Spain Finland France Italy the Netherlands the United Kingdom Sweden and Switzerland In March 2003 the WENRA members decided to integrate into their association the nuclear safety regulators of seven nuclear countries having at least one nuclear power reactor who at the time were candidates for membership of the European Union namely Bulgaria Hungary Lithuania Romania Slovakia Slovenia and the Czech Republic The objectives of WENRA at the time of its creation were to give the European Union an independent capability to examine the problems of nuclear safety and its regulation in the candidate countries for European Union membership In October 2000 WENRA published a report on nuclear safety in the seven nuclear countries wishing to join the European Union which contributed to the position adopted by the European Council on the high level of nuclear safety required in order to be accepted into the Union to develop a common

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  • Le réseau ALARA européen et le réseau des Autorités en radioprotection
    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 Multilateral relations in Europe Other organisations Le réseau ALARA européen et le réseau des Autorités en radioprotection Print Mettre en favoris Share on International International reference texts Multilateral relations in Europe The European Union Clubs of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Authorities Other organisations Le réseau ALARA européen et le réseau des Autorités en radioprotection Multilateral assistance plans Multilateral relations outside Europe Bilateral relations Réseau ALARA européen et réseau des Autorités en radioprotection Le principe ALARA As Low As Reasonably Achievable consiste à mettre en œuvre les actions de protection les plus efficaces jugées raisonnables quels que soient les niveaux d exposition L application de ce principe soupèse d une part les ressources de protection et d autre part le niveau de protection pour aboutir à la meilleure protection possible eu égard les conditions économiques et sociales Ainsi sous l égide de la Commission européenne

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