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  • Exceeding of the maximum regulatory annual effective dose
    Other associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home Information News releases Exceeding of the maximum regulatory annual effective dose Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list Exceeding of the maximum regulatory annual effective dose by a practitioner in interventional radiology Montsouris Mutualistic Institute Paris 15 07 2013 3 09 pm Communiqué de presse 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 1 had received an effective dose exceeding the maximum regulatory dose limit of 20 mSv milliSievert in twelve consecutive months ASN carried out an inspection on 17th May 2013 to examine the circumstances that led to this exceeding of the maximum effective dose The event was notified after the hospital s senior management received a report from the occupational physician on 29th April 2013 concerning repeated exceedances of the annual effective dose since July 2012 effective dose of 22 mSv received between January and June 2012 rising to 35 mSv between January and September 2012 and finally totalling 48 mSv over the entire year 2012 Further to these exceedances the occupational physician issued a first medical opinion of unfitness for exposure to ionising radiation on 29th January 2013 which remained without effect and was issued for a second time on 22nd May 2013 ASN reported this deficiency in the medical monitoring of the worker to the regional occupational medical inspector MIRTMO in French on 7th June 2013 In the wake of this inspection ASN asked the institute to suspend the radiologist from activity that would involve exposure to ionising radiation in accordance with the opinion of unfitness issued by the

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  • Second ENSREG Conference on Nuclear Safety in Europe
    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 Information News releases Second ENSREG Conference on Nuclear Safety in Europe Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list At the second ENSREG Conference on Nuclear Safety in Europe ASN recalled the importance of developing a joint Europe wide vision of nuclear safety 28 06 2013 10 36 am Note d information ASN took part in the Conference on Nuclear Safety in Europe held in Brussels on 11 th and 12 th 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 The conference brought together various national Authorities regulators licensees universities NGOs and a number of members of European and national parliaments The speakers included G Hennenhöfer Chair of ENSREG G Oettinger European Commissioner for Energy D Flory IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of Department of Nuclear Safety and Security L Echavarri Director General of the Nuclear Energy Agency NEA along with representatives of European associations such as WENRA and HERCA Representatives from the U S Japanese and Russian safety regulators were also given an opportunity to present some of the actions taken in their respective countries The ASN Chairman Pierre Franck Chevet presented the 350 participants at this

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  • NPP stress tests follow-up report
    associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home Information News releases NPP stress tests follow up report Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ENSREG and the European Commission adopt the NPP stress tests follow up report 26 06 2013 11 31 am Note d information On 26 th 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 The conclusions of the European Council of 28 th and 29 th June 2012 confirmed their desire to see such an action plan come about The general action plan dated 25 th July 2012 and drafted by ENSREG makes provision for the publication of a national action plan by the nuclear safety regulator of each State before the end of 2012 and the organisation of a seminar during which the contents of each action plan would be analysed following a period during which these action plans can be consulted by the public This process took place under the auspices of ENSREG and the European Commission which on 28 th May 2013 adopted a report on the follow up of the actions initiated further to the Fukushima accident This report is the result of a peer review of the national action plans prepared by the nuclear safety regulators of the 17 participating countries This review which took place between January and April 2013 involved

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  • Approval of a Guidance document
    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 Information News releases Approval of a Guidance document Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list 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 20 06 2013 10 21 am Note d information 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 During the stakeholder consultation phase launched by HERCA in 2010 on the European Radiation Passbook produced by the HERCA Working Group on Radiation Passbook Outside workers the need for guidance on the implementation of such a radiation passbook and on its practical use became clear Hence HERCA approved on the occasion of the 7th HERCA meeting in Brussels 30 June 2011 the development of a guidance document to advise Member States on how to implement a radiation passbook and on the practical use of the passbook The guidance document produced by the Working Group on Radiation Passbook Outside workers has been approved by HERCA on the occasion of its 10th meeting held in Paris on 30 31 October 2012 This guidance can be used by the Member State Competent Authorities responsible for occupational radiation protection regardless of whether radiation passbooks are used in their respective

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  • National doctrine for nuclear post-accident management
    on Radiological Protection Section map Home Information News releases National doctrine for nuclear post accident management Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN publishes the first policy elements of a national doctrine for nuclear post accident management 05 06 2013 12 17 pm Communiqué de presse 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 Under the terms of a mandate given by Interministerial Directive 1 ASN from 2005 to 2012 set up and chaired a steering committee to establish post accident management doctrine in the event of a nuclear accident or radiological emergency situation CODIRPA This was done with the active participation of the various stakeholders including the main ministerial departments concerned the technical organisations such as IRSN and INVS the associations elected officials and nuclear facility licensees and with the assistance of international expertise The elements of the first national doctrine were established on the basis of nuclear accidents leading to short duration radioactive releases less than 24 hours These elements are in themselves an original contribution at the international level in that they cover the entire post accident phase the first days following the radioactive releases the initial months known as the transition period and the first years following the accident long term period They also meet 3 inseparable objectives aimed at To protect the populations against the dangers of ionising radiation To provide support to the population victim of the consequences of the accident To

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  • ASN and the project of deep geological disposal facility of radioactive waste
    Other UN organisations Other associations of nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home Information News releases ASN and the project of deep geological disposal facility of radioactive waste Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN issues an opinion on the documents produced by ANDRA since 2009 concerning the project of deep geological disposal facility of radioactive waste 03 06 2013 2 15 pm Note d information 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 along with an opinion on ANDRA s responses further to an independent study carried out at the request of the Bure CLIS local information and monitoring committee by an American institute the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research IEER General layout of the deep geological disposal facility Cigéo ANDRA ASN developed its opinion with the support of the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety IRSN and the Advisory Committee of Experts for waste In this opinion ASN firstly reiterates the general principles that ANDRA must comply with in the conception of the project for which it is responsible and then presents the requirements applicable to the waste inventory to be considered in the application file for authorisation to create a deep geological disposal facility if it is decided to continue this process ASN particularly emphasises the importance of presenting the

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  • Follow-up to the nuclear power plant stress tests
    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 Information News releases Follow up to the nuclear power plant stress tests Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list Follow up to the nuclear power plant stress tests ASN presents its national action plan 22 05 2013 3 59 pm Note d information ASN presented its national action plan at a seminar organised by ENSREG in Brussels from 22nd to 26th April 2013 for representatives of the European nuclear regulators Initially published on 20th December 2012 the action plan sets out the measures undertaken further to the Fukushima accident ASN s national action plan meets the recommendations resulting from the ENSREG peer reviews held in 2012 further to the European nuclear power plant stress tests conducted in 2011 It also integrates the conclusions of the extraordinary meeting of contracting parties

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  • Third ten-yearly periodic safety review of Fessenheim NPP reactor n°2
    yearly periodic safety review of Fessenheim NPP reactor n 2 ASN instructs EDF to carry out works 14 05 2013 11 23 am Communiqué de presse ASN instructs EDF to comply with new requirements following the third periodic safety review of Fessenheim NPP reactor n 2 as it had already done for reactor n 1 in 2011 In the light of the results of the third ten yearly periodic safety review of Fessenheim reactor n 2 and the inspections carried out by its personnel ASN considers that the licensee must comply with new requirements In its resolution 2013 DC 0342 of 23rd April 2013 ASN thus issued several requirements applicable to EDF Having set these requirements ASN has no objection to the continued operation of Fessenheim reactor n 2 following its third ten yearly periodic safety review As it had already done for reactor n 1 in its resolution of 4th July 2011 ASN thus required a reinforcement of the safety of reactor n 2 by increasing the ability of its basemat to withstand corium in the event of a severe accident with reactor vessel melt through plus the addition of an emergency cooling water make up system these two projects should be completed by 31st December 2013 for reactor n 2 Generally speaking the identical design of the two reactors on the same site led to requirements being applied to reactor n 2 that were similar to those applied to reactor n 1 ASN s resolution also includes a number of requirements specific to reactor 2 and linked to limited deviations or modifications Furthermore ASN s resolution of 23rd April 2013 concerning Fessenheim reactor n 2 takes account of the initial lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident and the conclusions of the stress tests performed in France which had led to its resolution of 26th June 2012 requiring EDF to comply with additional instructions applicable to the Fessenheim NPP ASN is verifying implementation of the required work on the reactors In December 2012 it reviewed compliance with the requirements concerning reactor n 1 insert link this inspection process is continuing in 2013 and will be extended to implementation of the work required on reactor n 2 ASN will publish the results of these inspections on its website site www asn fr In France article L593 18 of the Environment Code requires that the licensee of a nuclear reactor perform a periodic safety review of its facility every ten years following which ASN issues a position statement regarding the continued operation of the facility There are two aspects to the periodic safety review the conformity check and the safety reassessment The periodic safety review on the one hand allows a detailed examination of the situation of the facility in order to ensure that it does indeed comply with all the rules applicable to it conformity check and on the other makes it possible to improve its level of safety with regard to the requirements applicable to facilities with more

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