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  • Convention on Nuclear Safety: french report is published on ASN website
    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 Convention on Nuclear Safety french report is published on ASN website Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list The french national report prepared for the second extraordinary meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety is posted on ASN website 26 06 2012 7 29 pm Note d information 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 As part of this extraordinary meeting a national report was issued by each of the

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  • ASN contributes to international sharing of radiation protection experience
    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 ASN contributes to international sharing of radiation protection experience Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN contributes to international sharing of radiation protection experience 11 06 2012 10 21 am Note d information 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 The ASN reviewed the medical issues relating to individual radiosensitivity called for European regulations on X ray generators used in industry research and veterinary practice and for a common European approach to radiation protection concerning body scanners and light bulbs containing small amounts of radioactivity illustrated the contribution made by analysis of significant events in radiotherapy and in industrial radiography presented the measures it has introduced to promote sharing and adoption of good practices worldwide in particular with regard to an integrated and compulsory quality management system in radiotherapy national plans for drinking water radiological quality monitoring management of the radon risk and decommissioning of radioactive fire detectors and lightning rods Michel Bourguignon ASN commissioner chaired two sessions one alongside the IAEA 1 the WHO 2 and the PAHO 3 on global health care perspectives the other on regulation Michel Bourguignon was also rapporteur of a session on radiation protection issues in radiotherapy and co chaired a symposium on research on medical countermeasures against serious radiation exposure The ASN presented the policy points and lessons learned from the work of the French post accident management steering committee CODIRPA undertaken in France since 2011 to provide input for international discussion on the consequences of Fukushima in two talks A new strategy for the delimitation of the post accidental zoning after a nuclear accident by Jean Luc Godet ASN director for ionizing radiations and health Conditions and means of developing a radiation protection practical culture within the population in post accident situations by Florence Gallay project manager at the ASN The ASN presented 14 posters to promote its principal projects and good practices in six of the ten areas covered in the poster sessions of the 13th IRPA congress Biological and health effects of ionising radiation Individual radiosensitivity a key issue in radiation protection M Bourguignon N Foray C Colin E Pauwels Radiation protection system development and implementation Technical specifications on the safe use of X ray generators J Fradin S Rodde Withdrawal of radioactive sources smoke detectors used in France B Charpentier S Rodde HERCA statements Justification of X Ray Body Scanners Regulatory Status of Small Amount of Radioactive Substances

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  • General technical regulations applicable to nuclear facilities
    nuclear facilities Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN and the ministries responsible for nuclear safety supplement the general technical regulations applicable to nuclear facilities 29 05 2012 12 30 pm Note d information 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 The order setting the general rules relative to basic nuclear installations called the BNI Order was published in the Official Journal on 8 February 2012 It constitutes one of the major elements of this initiative It incorporates into French law rules corresponding to the best international practices The provisions of the BNI Order primarily address the organisation and responsibilities of the BNI licensees the demonstration of nuclear safety the control of nuisance factors and their impact on health and the environment waste management and emergency situation preparedness and management This order introduces into French law a number of reference levels established by the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association WENRA These reference levels take into consideration the most recent IAEA standards and the most stringent approaches applied in the countries concerned They represent a common foundation for the harmonisation of international practices The BNI order also provides some responses to issues raised by the Fukushima accident Requirements in terms of emergency preparedness and management are introduced into the regulations and the monitoring of outside contractors is tightened the order requires the licensee to directly monitor interventions that are

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  • Report on the results of stress tests
    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 Report on the results of stress tests Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list Approval of the report on the results of stress tests on European nuclear power plants 04 05 2012 10 20 am Communiqué de presse 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 In a joint declaration adopted in conjunction with the report ENSREG and the European Commission welcome the quality of the accomplished work and the efforts demonstrated by all European actors so as to carry out this unprecedented work in the best possible conditions ENSREG and the European Commission also stressed the valuable improvements that the stress tests report will help achieve in the field of nuclear safety The results of stress tests conducted in France Complementary Safety Assessments are favorably appraised by the ENSREG report which notes the comprehensiveness of the safety assessments conducted under the control of the French Safety Authority ASN The ENSREG report welcomes the wide range of improvements decided to increase the safety of french nuclear facilities beyond their existing safety margins first of which the creation of a hardened safety core designed to ensure control of the basic safety functions in extreme situations This report also makes several recommendations that ASN will work to implement Saint Alban nuclear plant Enlarge the visual This stress tests process which was launched in march 2011 has mobilized thousands of people in Europe from the operators of European nuclear power plants from the national safety authorities and their technical support organizations TSO and from the European Commission The report approved on April 26 2012 is the outcome of a peer review of the national reports established by the safety authorities of 17 participating countries This review organized from January to April 2012 has involved more 80 experts coming from 24 States as well as the European Commission The stress tests process has been carried out in an open and transparent spirit both at the french and european levels Several public events were organized in order to present this process The reports drafted by national regulatory authorities

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  • Memorandum of understanding on radiation protection
    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 Memorandum of understanding on radiation protection Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list HERCA the USA Food and Drug Administration sign a memorandum of understanding on radiation protection 03 05 2012 2 39 pm Communiqué de presse Enlarge the visual The Association of the Heads of the European Radiological protection Competent Authorities HERCA and the Food and Drug Administration FDA 1 through its Center for Devices and Radiological Health CDRH as part of the U S Department of Health and Human Services have signed a Memorandum of Understanding MOU in the field of radiation protection HERCA and FDA share a mutual interest in promoting initiatives related to radiation protection in general and in particular those aiming at optimizing radiation dose from medical imaging and reducing unnecessary radiation exposure to patients from Computed Tomography CT HERCA and FDA also share a common global goal of improving the safety and effectiveness of CT devices Under this framework at the European level HERCA has set up a Task Force with COCIR the European trade association representing the medical imaging electromedical and healthcare IT industry HERCA and COCIR co operate to address concerns related to radiation exposure in CT On the initiative of HERCA COCIR CT manufacturers have developed voluntary commitments contributing to the reduction of CT dose which have been welcomed by HERCA Cf Press release Regulators Work With Medical

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  • I&C architecture of the Flamanville 3 EPR
    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 I C architecture of the Flamanville 3 EPR Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN lifts its reservations regarding the I C architecture of the Flamanville 3 EPR 16 04 2012 9 30 am Note d information ASN considers that the changes EDF has made to the instrumentation and control I C architecture of the Flamanville 3 EPR are satisfactory and enable it to lift the reservations it expressed in October 2009 This position is based on the analysis by its technical support organisation IRSN and the opinion of the Advisory Committee for nuclear reactors I C 1 consists of a range of systems which in a nuclear facility automatically take measurements and perform control or protection functions The I C for the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor comprises two associated platforms see diagram the Téléperm XS platform specifically developed for the nuclear industry and dedicated to reactor protection in incident or accident situations the SPPA T2000 platform which is a conventional industrial system used for functions linked to normal reactor operations and for certain reactor protection operations in incident or accident situations EPR instrumentation and control diagram On 15th October 2009 ASN informed EDF that the safety of the SPPA T2000 platform could not be confirmed ASN in particular asked EDF to provide additional justifications and examine a different design for the I C of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor On this point ASN together with the regulators from Great Britain ONR formerly HSE and Finland STUK published a joint position statement on the design of the EPR reactor s instrumentation and control system on 2nd November 2009 Since then EDF has been carrying out considerable work to comply with the ASN requests and finally as requested by ASN has implemented an I C architecture modification designed to improve robustness and enable the SPPA T2000 platform to be used for the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor This modification consists in duplicating some of the SPPA T2000 platform s reactor protection functions on the Téléperm XS platform The aim is to improve I C robustness in the event of failure of the SPPA T2000 platform combined with certain accident situations Following the IRSN analysis of these modifications and the 16th June 2011 opinion from the Advisory Committee for nuclear reactors ASN considers that the I C architecture of the EPR reactor proposed by EDF is such as to be able to guarantee the safety of the systems used to manage incident or accident situations and their independence from the control systems used for normal operation of the plant EDF may thus continue with deployment of this system the detailed design of which will be analysed by ASN prior

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  • Press release #5 Information on Penly NPP event
    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 Information News releases Press release 5 Information on Penly NPP event Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN performed an inspection The restarting of the reactor will be submitted to the ASN authorization 06 04 2012 4 04 pm Communiqué de presse On 6 April 2012 at around 07 00 French time ASN received confirmation from EDF that the leak had stopped on the Penly NPP reactor n 2 primary pump The ASN regional office in Caen performed an inspection on April 6 at the Penly NPP After further assessment of the incident ASN accordingly to its obligation

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  • Press release #4 Information on Penly NPP event
    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 Press release 4 Information on Penly NPP event Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list The water leak has stopped ASN is performing an inspection on site and has requested EDF to analyse the pump 06 04 2012 1 50 pm Note d information On 6th April 2012 around 07 00 French time ASN got confirmation by EDF that the leak in the primary pump n 1 of the reactor n 2 at the Penly NPP had stopped This incident on the pump did not lead to radiological consequences for the environment ASN decided to classify the event at the level 1 of the INES scale The ASN regional division in Caen is performing today an inspection at the Penly NPP in order to analyse the causes of the incident Accordingly to its obligation of transparency ASN will publish the conclusions of the inspection on the ASN website www asn fr ASN has requested EDF to keep the reactor shut down and to analyse the pump On 5th April 2012 around 19 30 French

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