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  • Contrôle review n°169 - ASN report : Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection in France in 2005, abstracts
    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

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  • Contrôle review n°167 - International radiation protection, international players
    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 Publications Contrôle review Contrôle review n 167 International radiation protection international players Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s annual reports Contrôle review Publications for the professionals Others ASN reports ASN s videos Back to list of publications Contrôle review n 167 International radiation protection international players 15 12 2005 167 Foreword In celebrating its 77th anniversary radiation protection has come of age It was in 1928 that the International Society of Radiology created a group entitled International X Ray and Radium Protection Committee to respond to the dramatic increase of leukaemia in radiologists these doctors working in radiology without adequate precautions in a technical area which had shown great potential and which had benefited enormously the soldiers of the first world war In 1950 this committee transformed itself into the International Radiation Protection Committee ICRP and enlarged its area of competence to include all aspects of protection against ionizing radiation After so many years where has radiation protection got to Several observations permit us to elaborate on this question About ten international organisations are involved in radiation protection these organisations being independent of each other but at what level do they consult with each other if they consult at all The United States of America continues to apply recommendation 26 of the ICRP published in 1977 whereas other countries such as the European Union apply recommendation 60 of the ICRP which dates from 1990 the non reduction of the regulatory annual dose limit from 50 mSv to 20 mSv is it due to in inadapted evaluation of the

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  • Contrôle review n°165 - Radioactive waste management in France
    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 Publications Contrôle review Contrôle review n 165 Radioactive waste management in France Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s annual reports Contrôle review Publications for the professionals Others ASN reports ASN s videos Back to list of publications Contrôle review n 165 Radioactive waste management in France 15 07 2005 165 2006 will be an important year for radioactive waste management in France This is because in application of the terms of the act of 30 December 1991 the French Government is set to present a report to Parliament accompanied by a draft radioactive waste management bill Those involved in research will report on fourteen years work in their respective fields ANDRA on its research on deep geological formation repositories and the CEA on its research into partitioning and transmutation and packaging and long term storage will submit their preliminary reports in June 2005 The Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technology Choices Assessment OPECST organised a series of hearings at the beginning of 2005 to take stock on research into the management of high level long lived waste Foreign experts made a major contribution by confirming the relevance of the lines explored by France The OPECST report To look after the long term an act in 2006 on the sustainable management of radioactive waste took clear and bold positions on a number of key subjects The National Assessment Commission CNE will submit a summary report on the state of research on the management solutions for high level long lived waste in early 2006 It is important in such a process that the point of view of safety and radiation protection must be taken into account as much as possible in the research Consequently I made a judgement on ANDRAs application for an authorisation to install and operate underground research laboratories and then to process the applications for the sinking of shafts and tunnels at the site at Bure The Nuclear Safety Authority ASN reviewed the document submitted in 2001 by ANDRA presenting a demonstration of the safety methodology for a project for a disposal in a clay geological formation based on preliminary design proposals for a repository I have asked ANDRA at the end of the evaluation process which required several evaluations by the Advisory Committee of Experts on Waste for some improvements in view of the submission in 2005 of the feasibility document for the disposal of high level long lived waste in clay formation ASN also examined from the point of view of safety and radiation protection an options document on various types of long term storage facilities submitted by the CEA in 2003 At the beginning of 2006 I shall be called on to submit an opinion report on the safety of various solutions

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  • Contrôle review No. 166 - Nuclear safety and radiation protection supervision
    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 Publications Contrôle review Contrôle review No 166 Nuclear safety and radiation protection supervision Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s annual reports Contrôle review Publications for the professionals Others ASN reports ASN s videos Back to list of publications Contrôle review No 166 Nuclear safety and radiation protection supervision 15 05 2005 166 Foreword The 2002 institutional reform gathered within the Nuclear Safety Authority ASN nuclear safety and radiation protection supervision in France ASN activities spread from the nuclear installation field to the local nuclear field which includes research and medical activities ASN mission and staff have notably increased over the past few years As an answer to this evolving background I therefore got ASN to rethink its supervision philosophy and activities In 2004 we formalized our main orientations and priorities and planned our actions in a middle term strategic plan Making strides in nuclear safety and radiation protection Publishing this dossier my aim is to present the principles and the variety of issues linked to nuclear safety and radiation protection supervision and the main strategic choices I made to use efficiently and effectively ASN supervision means The licensee is responsible for its nuclear activities This applies to any field supervised by ASN an operator is responsible for its nuclear facility a therapist is responsible for its use of ionizing radiations ASN is responsible for nuclear safety and radiation protection supervision

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  • Contrôle review No. 164 - The EPR reactor
    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 Publications Contrôle review Contrôle review No 164 The EPR reactor Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s annual reports Contrôle review Publications for the professionals Others ASN reports ASN s videos Back to list of publications Contrôle review No 164 The EPR reactor 15 05 2005 164 Foreword It was at the 1989 French German summit that the Governments of the two countries decided to launch a joint development programme for a future nuclear reactor The French and German safety authorities then went on to set ambitious safety objectives for the project and gradually to review the safety options proposed by the designers Fifteen years on as preparations for a public debate on the EPR are under way in France what are the opportunities and challenges faced by ASN when it comes to controlling the design and construction of a new power reactor Principally three as far as I can see The first is improving nuclear safety and radiological protection the basis of ASN policy Obviously ASN requires the EPR reactor to be even safer than reactors currently in service But ASN has also taken advantage of the review of the safety of the EPR project to ask EDF as part of

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  • Contrôle review No.162 - Fuel cycle safety
    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 Publications Contrôle review Contrôle review No 162 Fuel cycle safety Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s annual reports Contrôle review Publications for the professionals Others ASN reports ASN s videos Back to list of publications Contrôle review No 162 Fuel cycle safety 15 01 2005 162 Foreword A much debated issue in nuclear fuel is whether to opt for the once through cycle that means reprocessing or the open cycle fuel directly into storage The question is both technical and economic and opinions are often very clear cut The following pages address this issue in plain terms The French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN notes that in the mid 1980 s France decided that the nuclear material obtained by reprocessing irradiated fuel plutonium and uranium should be recycled in pressurised water reactors It also observes that other countries have opted for a different solution involving the direct disposal of spent fuel Controlling the safety of the fuel cycle is an important part of ASN s activities and considerable human resources are therefore devoted to it Contrôle already focused on this topic in 1997 As fuel characteristics are about to change and some facilities have reached maturity while other older installations must be upgraded or replaced I thought that it was time for Contrôle to take another look at industrial strategies and the safety issues raised by these changes Developments in nuclear fuels and

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  • Contrôle review No. 161: Radioactively polluted sites and grounds
    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 Publications Contrôle review Contrôle review No 161 Radioactively polluted sites and grounds Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s annual reports Contrôle review Publications for the professionals Others ASN reports ASN s videos Back to list of publications Contrôle review No 161 Radioactively polluted sites and grounds 15 11 2004 161 Foreword Site polluted by radioactive substances That s any site abandoned or currently used on which radioactive substances either natural or artificial have been or are being used or stored in such conditions that the site is hazardous for health and the environment Since the creation of DGSNR in February 2002 the management of sites polluted with radioactivity is a priority for the Nuclear Safety Authority I have therefore explicitly dedicated a team to take charge of this activity and to coordinate necessary actions both inside ASN and with other concerned administrative bodies I decided to organise jointly with the director for the prevention of pollution and risks of the ministry for environment the first national conference on radioactively polluted soil and sites to exchange experiences and points of view on the subject between different stakeholders administrations industrial companies environment protection non governmental organisations lawyers in order to identify action strategies for the treatment of radioactive pollution This national conference was held on May 4th 2004 in Paris It allowed the establishment of a first white book that brings together national and foreign contributions and describes precisely what the current practises are in France as well as abroad in

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  • Contrôle review No. 160: Research in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection
    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 Publications Contrôle review Contrôle review No 160 Research in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s annual reports Contrôle review Publications for the professionals Others ASN reports ASN s videos Back to list of publications Contrôle review No 160 Research in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection 15 09 2004 160 Foreword Research is the driving force behind many advances in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection in various areas industry medicine etc With regard to basic nuclear installations an example worth mentioning is the research work which led to a better understanding of how core meltdown accidents occur and to the implementation of the appropriate countermeasures Another example in the field of medical radiology is the development of equipments which significantly reduce the radiation doses received by the patients The Nuclear Safety Authority ASN pays particular attention to the efforts made by the various French and international nuclear stakeholders in terms of research Research without which there can be no expertise is indeed one of the major decision making tools to improve nuclear safety

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