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  • The ASN adopts a position on small-beam radiotherapy treatments (radiosurgery)
    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 ASN About ASN The ASN doctrine The ASN position statements The ASN adopts a position on small beam radiotherapy treatments radiosurgery Print Mettre en favoris Share on ASN About ASN Activities monitored by ASN The ASN doctrine The general policies of ASN The ASN position statements Position of the ASN Commission The safety of new nuclear reactor Position statement by the college in relation to the production of Extension of the operating lifetime of 900 MWe nuclear reactors up to 40 years The ASN adopts a position on small beam radiotherapy treatments radiosurgery EPR Pressurised Water Reactor New nuclear reactors built around the world The ASN strategy The ASN commission The ASN organisation Technical support Professional events Contact us Back to news list The ASN adopts a position on small beam radiotherapy treatments radiosurgery 10 07 2009 4 07 pm Note d information On 25 June 2009 the College of the ASN adopted a position on the safety of small beam or mini beam radiotherapy treatments for localized treatment of small lesions most frequently intracranial lesions and the precision of the procedures used for dosimetric characterisation of such beams Following a radiotherapy accident at Rangueil hospital in Toulouse and a report from the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety IRSN that questioned the safety of such treatments in light of the uncertainty of the measurements performed when calibrating the

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  • New nuclear reactors built around the world
    nuclear safety and radiation protection authorities International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home ASN About ASN The ASN doctrine The ASN position statements New nuclear reactors built around the world Print Mettre en favoris Share on ASN About ASN Activities monitored by ASN The ASN doctrine The general policies of ASN The ASN position statements Position of the ASN Commission The safety of new nuclear reactor Position statement by the college in relation to the production of Extension of the operating lifetime of 900 MWe nuclear reactors up to 40 years The ASN adopts a position on small beam radiotherapy treatments radiosurgery EPR Pressurised Water Reactor New nuclear reactors built around the world The ASN strategy The ASN commission The ASN organisation Technical support Professional events Contact us Back to news list Statement of ASN Commission Which level of safety for new nuclear reactors built around the world 07 07 2010 5 22 pm Communiqué de presse Taking into account renewed plans to build nuclear reactors worldwide the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association WENRA bringing together the 17 Heads of the nuclear safety Authorities of Western Europe is working on harmonization of safety objectives for new nuclear reactors This association has just proposed safety objectives for new nuclear power reactors built in Europe Objectives set by WENRA are fully consistent with those established by ASN for new reactors to be built in France such as the EPR The safety objectives for these new reactors were jointly defined by ASN and the German Safety Authority in 1993 ASN is aiming at continuously improving nuclear safety taking into account technological progress In 2003 the Director General of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection declared to the French Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technical Options OPECST It is obvious that

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  • AN Report 2014 - Abstracts
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    Original URL path: http://www.french-nuclear-safety.fr/publications/2015/ASN-Annual-report-2014-Abstracts/ (2016-01-29)
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  • Supervision of the EPR reactor: information notice No. 12
    defects and thereby defining a corrective strategy ASN will also conduct inspections on this issue The construction of concrete lift 11 inner containment wall will only be initiated after implementation of the solution adopted by EDF to ensure construction quality Oversight of complex concreting operations In July 2011 EDF informed ASN of the detection of rock pockets 3 in certain concrete walls of the reactor building spent fuel pools Further to an inspection conducted on 12 July 2011 see Newsletter No 11 and after technical analysis ASN asked EDF to provide additional information particularly regarding the following final post repair construction quality of affected concrete walls identification of appropriate preventive measures particularly regarding proper assessment of worker qualifications with a view to ensuring full control of future complex concreting operations Based on the information submitted by EDF and the results of inspections conducted on 22 November and 20 December 2011 the technical and organizational measures adopted by EDF to detect and repair such defects and ensure full control of future complex concreting operations appear to be satisfactory Quality control of tank pool and liner welding operations Tank liner installation operations were initiated in late 2010 for certain safety related tanks 4 with particular emphasis on spent fuel pool tanks located in the reactor building and fuel building Given the large number of tanks to be manufactured and their importance for safety ASN attaches particular importance to the oversight of tank manufacturing processes ASN inspections regarding this issue were therefore conducted on 12 January 22 June 16 November and 23 November 2011 and 25 January 2012 Based on the results of these inspections the organizational measures implemented by EDF and the main construction contractor appear to be satisfactory However EDF must pay careful attention to stainless steel sheet metal contamination risks and to ensuring adequate control of sheet metal welding operations particularly during repair work ASN will continue to monitor the proper execution of these activities and the proper implementation of tank lining procedures for spent fuel pool tanks in the reactor building and fuel building ASN report on the complementary safety assessments conducted by EDF after the Fukushima accident On 3 January 2012 ASN issued a report on the complementary safety assessments conducted after the Fukushima incident This report presents the complementary safety assessment results for all basic nuclear installations examined in 2011 including the Flamanville 3 EPR site and the actions to be taken by ASN based on these results Specific requirements are to be imposed on EDF in order to improve the robustness of nuclear facilities beyond existing safety margins under extreme conditions ASN opinion and report on complementary safety assessments are available for public consultation Repair of reactor vessel head AREVA NP has informed ASN of the detection of two significant quality non conformances during manufacture of the reactor vessel head for the Flamanville 3 EPR In order to address these non conformances AREVA NP submitted a proposal to ASN in July 2011 The proposed solution consists

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  • ASN and Greenpeace hold meeting
    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 ASN and Greenpeace hold meeting Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list IEER WISE Greenpeace France Report on Post Fukushima Nuclear Safety in France ASN and Greenpeace hold meeting 12 03 2012 3 00 pm Note d information Jean Christophe Niel Director General of ASN received a delegation from Greenpeace France which presented him with the IEER WISE Greenpeace France report Post Fukushima Nuclear Safety in France The report s authors Yves Marignac director of the Paris office of the World Information Service on Energy WISE and Arjun Makhijani President of the Institute for

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  • Workers exposed to ionising radiation: ASN and the DGT support the HERCA initiative
    International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home Information News releases Workers exposed to ionising radiation ASN and the DGT support the HERCA initiative Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN and the DGT support the HERCA initiative to harmonise monitoring procedures for workers exposed to ionising radiation 12 03 2012 2 40 pm Note d information ASN the French Nuclear Safety Authority and the DGT France s Directorate General for Labour support the HERCA initiative to promote implementation of an EC wide system for monitoring exposure to ionising radiation given the context of the free movement of workers across Europe ASN and the DGT made some comments on implementing the system proposed under HERCA in France mainly regarding the hardcopy format of the proposed radiological monitoring document not suited to the need to constantly update information the scope of application it should be extended to all workers exposed to ionising radiation its content which should focus on operational monitoring and the need to examine the compatibility of this document with national regulations regarding the confidentiality of certain individual dosimetric data ASN and the DGT therefore propose two interrelated initiatives the first at European level consisting in encouraging HERCA to pursue discussions on the feasibility of using an electronic data exchange system to which the centralised systems of each Member State can be connected and the second at national level aimed at thinking about the changes in regulatory provisions governing dose monitoring procedures To this end a working group is being established whose work will be defined in line with that of the COCT the Working Conditions Committee This work will be integrated in upcoming debates on transposing the future Euratom directive into national law The position statement taken

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  • Traces of iodine-131 detected again in several European countries
    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 Traces of iodine 131 detected again in several European countries Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list Traces of iodine 131 detected again in several European countries 12 03 2012 11 14 am Note d information ASN has been informed by its European counterparts of new cases of iodine 131 being detected in several countries in northern and eastern Europe IRSN the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety responded to the presence of this isotope in atmospheric aerosols by stepping up the frequency of its environmental radioactivity measurements to detect whether the phenomenon also affected France The measurement results which can be consulted on the IRSN website revealed very low levels of iodine 131 less than one µBq m3 in aerosols 1 in France at the beginning of February 2012 Although such iodine 131 activity levels are unusual in France and Europe they present no health or environmental risk ASN remains

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  • ATMEA1 reactor project
    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 ATMEA1 reactor project Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN issues a positive opinion on the safety options for the ATMEA1 reactor project 07 02 2012 10 00 am Note d information Following a review process lasting 18 months ASN issues a positive opinion on the safety options for the ATMEA1 reactor project With the technical support of the Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety IRSN ASN reviewed the safety options for the ATMEA1 pressurised water reactor This medium power reactor 1100 MWe is designed by the ATMEA company an AREVA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MHI joint venture This review of the safety options was carried out at the request of the ATMEA company Although the review was not performed in the framework of a creation authorisation application for this type of reactor in France it was carried out in the same conditions as those applicable to the creation of basic nuclear installations in France In 2011 ASN in particular obtained the opinions of the Advisory Committees for nuclear reactors GPR and for nuclear pressure equipment GPESPN concerning the safety options for this new reactor ASN publishes its opinion and the report on which it is based which conclude that the safety options adopted by the ATMEA company for its reactor project on the whole

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