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  • Press release #3 Information on Penly NPP event
    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 3 Information on Penly NPP event Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN has decided to lift its emergency crisis organisation and has temporarily classified the event at the level 1 06 04 2012 1 00 am Communiqué de presse On 5th April 2012 at around 12 00 ASN was informed by EDF that a fire had started in the reactor n 2 building of the Penly NPP North West of France The reactor automatically shut down EDF teams and the local firemen brigades entered the reactor building and extinguished burning oil The firemen ensured the fire was totally extinguished The event conducted EDF to put in action an emergency plan in the eventuality of fire On 5th April 2012 at around 07 30 PM following the event of the afternoon ASN was informed by EDF that there was an abnormal leak on the primary circuit of the reactor n

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  • Press release #2 Information on Penly NPP event
    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 2 Information on Penly NPP event Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN the French Nuclear Safety Authority activated its emergency centre 06 04 2012 12 15 am Note d information On 5th April 2012 at around 12 00 ASN was informed by EDF that a fire had started in the reactor n 2 building of the Penly NPP North West of France The reactor automatically shut down EDF teams and the local firemen brigades entered the reactor building and extinguished burning oil The firemen ensured the fire was totally extinguished On 5th April 2012 around 07 30 PM following the event of the afternoon ASN was informed by

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  • Information on Penly NPP event
    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 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 Information on Penly NPP event Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list Fire extinguished at Penly NPP ASN will perform an inspection this morning 06 04 2012 12 00 am Communiqué de presse On 5th April 2012 at around 12 00 ASN was informed by EDF that a fire had started in the reactor n 2 building of the Penly NPP North West of France The reactor automatically shut down EDF teams and

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  • Indian nuclear regulatory body joins MDEP
    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 Indian nuclear regulatory body joins MDEP Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list Indian regulatory body AERB joins the multinational design evaluation program MDEP 04 04 2012 6 02 pm Communiqué de presse The Chairman of the French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN Mr André Claude Lacoste as MDEP Multinational Design Evaluation Program Policy Group Chair confirmed that India s nuclear regulatory meets the criteria for full membership in the MDEP MDEP aims to leverage the resources and knowledge of national regulatory authorities reviewing new reactor designs ASN is a founding and active member of MDEP since its creation in 2006 On 4 April 2012 India s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board AERB became the first new member in the MDEP since its inception in 2006 Mr André Claude Lacoste MDEP Policy Group Chair and Chairman of the French Nuclear Safety Authority Autorité de sûreté nucléaire ASN noted that the Policy Group s decision was based on careful consideration of information provided by the AERB concerning its role and duties as well as India s nuclear regulatory framework He confirmed that it meets the criteria for full membership in the MDEP Mr Luis E Echávarri Director General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency NEA which acts as the Technical Secretariat for the MDEP welcomed the contribution that the AERB would be making to the convergence of nuclear safety practices among regulators in member and non member countries alike India has 20 operational nuclear power reactors totalling 4780 MWe and 6 under construction totalling 4 600 MWe Further expansion of the nuclear fleet is planned in the decades to come It is expected that the AERB will take an active part in the MDEP notably in the Codes and Standards Working Group CSWG the Digital Instrumentation and Control Working Group DICWG the Vendor Inspection Co operation Working Group VICWG and eventually one of the specific reactor design working groups As a full member it will contribute to the Programme s strategic decisions in the MDEP Steering Technical Committee and the MDEP Policy Group Background information The Multinational Design Evaluation Program MDEP was launched in 2006 by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission NRC and the French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN with the aim of developing innovative approaches to leverage the resources and knowledge of national regulatory authorities reviewing new reactor designs The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency NEA acts as the Technical Secretariat for the MDEP The International Atomic Energy Agency participates in many of the MDEP activities including the harmonisation efforts As of 4 April 2012 MDEP membership includes national regulatory authorities from Canada China Finland France India Japan the Republic of Korea the Russian Federation South Africa the United Kingdom and the United States

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  • News releases
    00 am Quarterly report of ASN SFRO level 1 radiotherapy events reported during first quarter 2009 Since 1 July 2008 events classified as level 1 on the ASN SFRO scale are summarized in a general quarterly report that ASN French Nuclear Safety Authority publishes on its website Read more 21 04 2009 12 00 am Quarterly statement of radiotherapy events reported to ASN classified as Level 1 on the ASN SFRO French Nuclear Safety Authority French Society of Radiation Oncology scale 4th quarter 2008 Events after 1st July 2008 classified as level 1 on the ASN SFRO scale and which ASN initially reported via the incident report system are summarised in an overall quarterly statement which was published on the ASN Internet site Read more 19 03 2009 12 00 am ASN Classifies Melox Incident as INES Level 2 The French nuclear safety authority Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire ASN has classified an incident at Areva NC s Melox mixed oxide fuel fabrication plant at Marcoule in southern France as level 2 on the International Nuclear Event Scale INES Read more 12 02 2009 5 50 pm Information notice No 5 ASN keeps a close watch on construction work on the future Flamanville 3 reactor Information notice No 5 ASN keeps a close watch on construction work on the future Flamanville 3 reactor Read more 28 01 2009 12 00 am Inauguration of an English version of the www asn fr website ASN is opening a website in English It can be consulted either from the French site or directly at http www french nuclear safety fr Read more 20 01 2009 12 00 am ASN independence enhanced regulation and transparency To usher in the new year the French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN in the person of Mr André Claude Lacoste Chairman Mr Marc Sanson commissioner and Mr Jean Christophe Niel Director General presented its best wishes to the press on 20 January Read more 13 01 2009 12 00 am ASN vigilant surveillance of radioactivity in the environment With a view to advancing nuclear regulation in France ASN brought in an approval procedure on 1 January 2009 for laboratories measuring radioactivity in the environment Read more 03 12 2008 12 00 am Quarterly report on Grade 1 radiotherapy events reported to the ASN classified using the ASN SFRO scale Third quarter of 2008 The ASN French Nuclear Safety Authority is publishing its first quarterly report on Grade 1 radiotherapy events classified using the ASN SFRO scale Read more 28 11 2008 12 00 am The European Commission has adopted an amended proposal for the directive on the safety of nuclear installations On Wednesday 26th November 2008 the European Commission adopted an amended proposal for the directive establishing a regulatory framework for nuclear safety Read more 17 11 2008 12 00 am EDF nuclear power plant of Cruas Meysse ASN is giving EDF formal notice to bring the Cruas Meysse nuclear power plant up to standard with regard to the risk

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  • News releases
    Statement on the EPR Pressurised Water Reactor 1 The UK nuclear safety regulator HSE s ND the French nuclear regulator ASN and the Finnish nuclear regulator STUK are currently working to assess the EPR Pressurised Water Reactor Read more 20 10 2009 2 51 pm Incident on the ATPu nuclear facility Cadarache CEA site the ASN rates incident as level 2 draws up a report and suspends all dismantling operations The incident that occurred at the ATPu Plutonium Technology facility a nuclear facility located at the Cadarache CEA Atomic Energy Commission site and declared by the CEA on 6 October 2009 was rated as level 2 on the International Nuclear Event Scale INES a scale with 7 severity levels by ASN French Nuclear Safety Authority on 12 October 2009 The CEA holds the ATPu s licence and AREVA runs the facility Read more 10 10 2009 11 00 am Flamanville 3 The French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN enacts prescriptions for the EPR reactor being built at Flamanville in the Manche Department France In application of the Act on transparency and security in the nuclear field TSN of 13 June 2006 ASN defined by a decision of 26 September 2008 the prescriptions for the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor currently being built on the Flamanville site Read more 16 09 2009 6 34 pm Position statement by the college in relation to the production of radioisotopes for medical use The risk of shortages of radioisotopes for medical use must not be allowed to compromise the safety of the reactors in which they are produced Position statement by the college in relation to the production of radioisotopes for medical use The risk of shortages of radioisotopes for medical use must not be allowed to compromise the safety of the reactors in which they are produced Read more 31 07 2009 5 52 pm Information notice No 6 ASN remains vigilant and is pursuing its inspection programme at the Flamanville 3 EPR site Newsletter No 6 ASN remains vigilant and is pursuing its inspection programme at the Flamanville 3 EPR site Read more 31 07 2009 4 02 pm EPR Newsletter No 6 ASN remains vigilant and is pursuing its inspection programme at the Flamanville 3 EPR site Between 1 April and 30 June 2009 seven events were classified as Grade 1 on the ASN SFRO scale These events not expected to have health consequences for the patients are nonetheless analysed for lessons learned particularly in terms of organisation and to ensure they do not reoccur Read more 17 07 2009 4 04 pm Quarterly report on Grade 1 radiotherapy events reported to the ASN classified using the ASN SFRO scale second quarter of 2009 Between 1 April and 30 June 2009 seven events were classified as Grade 1 on the ASN SFRO scale These events not expected to have health consequences for the patients are nonetheless analysed for lessons learned particularly in terms of organisation and to ensure they do not reoccur Read

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  • Contamination of a hundred workers at Tricastin nuclear power plant
    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 Contamination of a hundred workers at Tricastin nuclear power plant Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list Contamination of a hundred workers at Tricastin nuclear power plant Drôme France 24 07 2008 12 28 pm Note d information On 23 July 2008 ASN has been informed by EDF management of Tricastin NPP that during reactor 4 outage for maintenance works and for fuel reloading a hundred workers had been contaminated The reactor was shut down and completely emptied of its fuel This state allows maintenance on different components of the primary system On 23 July 2008 around 9 30 am in the course of maintenance

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  • The ASN maintains monitoring measures in the region of Tricastin after the lifting of measures restricting water use
    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 The ASN maintains monitoring measures in the region of Tricastin after the lifting of measures restricting water use Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list The ASN maintains monitoring measures in the region of Tricastin after the lifting of measures restricting water use 23 07 2008 12 00 am Note d information On the 21st of July 2008 ASN proposed to the Préfet of Vaucluse on the basis of IRSN technical advice and after the consultation of various State s departments that restrictions on water use in the region of Tricastin imposed by the order of the Préfet of July 11 2008 could be lifted on condition that the SOCATRI licensee implements comprehensive provisions for the monitoring of surface and ground waters until the end of August 2008 To this end the ASN Commission met on July 22 2008 and took a decision requiring SOCATRI to implement an extended monitoring programme compared to the initial one required by the ASN decision of July 11 2008 In particular this programme induces the monitoring of individual drinking water wells with new measurement frequencies It covers a large area located at the

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