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  • Liquid radioactive and chemical effluent discharge at the Cruas-Meysse site
    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 Liquid radioactive and chemical effluent discharge at the Cruas Meysse site Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN takes a decision to temporarily set new conditions for liquid radioactive and chemical effluent discharge at the Cruas Meysse nuclear site 18 08 2011 6 55 pm Note d information On 28 July 2011 the ASN Commission adopted a temporary decision relating to effluent discharge from the Cruas Meysse nuclear power plant The decision which responds to a request submitted by EDF on 1 June 2011 was the subject of a technical and administrative investigation by ASN a public consultation by the departmental councils

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  • Osiris and Isis experimental reactors may continue to operate
    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 Osiris and Isis experimental reactors may continue to operate Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN determines that the Osiris and Isis experimental reactors INB no 40 may continue to operate 01 08 2011 6 58 pm Note d information In its assessment of 27 May 2011 2011 AV 0121 ASN determined that the Osiris reactor can continue operation until 2015 at which time the reactor should be shut down in compliance with ASN Commission decision 2008 DC 0013 of 16 September 2008 For its part the Isis reactor can continue to operate for an additional ten years from the date on which its most recent safety review file was submitted i e until 2019 The two experimental reactors constitute basic nuclear installation 40 operated by the CEA in the municipality of Saclay Essonne 1 The CEA is however required to respond to the ASN s requests which were formulated after analysis of the facility s safety review file submitted on 30 March 2009 In addition ASN s assessment does not prejudge the conclusions of the complementary safety assessments that were begun following the Fukushima accident In France the operating license for a basic nuclear facility does not set a time limit for service life In this context article 29 of the law of 13 June 2006 concerning transparency and security in the nuclear field TSN law requires the operator of a basic nuclear facility to submit the facility to a safety review every ten

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  • Reactor No. 1 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant : ASN's position
    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 Reactor No 1 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant ASN s position Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN states its position on the continued operation of reactor No 1 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant 22 07 2011 4 57 pm Communiqué de presse In its opinion No 2011 AV 0120 of 4 July 2011 ASN considers that subject to the forthcoming conclusions of the complementary safety assessments initiated following the Fukushima accident and in view of the result of the third periodic safety review of reactor No 1 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant that reactor is capable of being operated for a period of ten more years after the third review provided that the requirements in ASN resolution No 2011 DC 0231 dated 4 July 2011 are complied with particularly the following two main requirements Strengthen the reactor basemat by 30 June 2013 to increase resistance to corium in the case of a severe accident with reactor vessel breakthrough Install emergency technical systems by 31 December 2012 to remove residual heat reliably in the event of loss of ultimate heat sink In France the licence to operate a nuclear power reactor does not specify any predetermined time limit In this context article 29 of the Act on Transparency and Security in the Nuclear Field of 13 June 2006 TSN Act requires an operator of a nuclear reactor to conduct a periodic safety review of the installation every ten years after which ASN states its position on its continued operation Firstly the periodic safety review offers the opportunity both to examine the installation condition in depth and to check that it actually complies with all the applicable regulatory requirements and provisions conformity check Secondly its objective is also to improve its safety level in line with the requirements applicable to installations with more recent safety objectives and practices and taking into account the latest developments in national and international know how and operating experience safety reassessment The purpose of periodic safety review is also to verify that the diverse ageing phenomena of the installations will be under control for a minimum period of ten more years Reactor No 1 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant is the second French nuclear reactor to undergo a ten yearly safety review thirty years after its commissioning The reactor had been shut down for its third ten yearly inspection from 17 October 2009 to 24 March 2010 during which

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  • Increase of requirements on radiotherapy medical devices
    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 Increase of requirements on radiotherapy medical devices Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN and AFSSAPS make recommendations for increase of requirements on radiotherapy medical devices 13 07 2011 4 30 pm Note d information Enlarge the visual Two serious incidents in 2006 and 2007 led the French authorities to implement a series of measures to strengthen the security of the practice of external radiotherapy In line with these measures ASN and AFSSAPS have committed a specific reflection on the relationship between the radiation protection requirements of the Directive 97 43 Euratom and IAEA recommendations to the essential requirements of Directive 93 42 EEC applicable to devices including external radiotherapy linear accelerators of electrons This reflection was conducted in an ad hoc working group composed

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  • Regulatory status of small amount of radioactive substances added to lamps
    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 Regulatory status of small amount of radioactive substances added to lamps Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list Press release on Interim Statement about the regulatory status of small amount of radioactive substances added to lamps 13 07 2011 4 17 pm Communiqué de presse HERCA the association of the Heads of European Radiological protection Competent Authorities approves an interim Statement promoting a consistent European approach to the processes of national assessment and regulatory decisions on the use of lamps containing small amounts of radioactive substances With this aim the results of national assessments and regulatory decisions on this issue will be shared in Europe through HERCA As consumer goods are introduced in open markets in Europe HERCA recognises more generally the need for harmonization of the radiation safety regulation of goods containing small quantities of radioactive material On 30 June 2011 at the occasion of the 7th meeting held in Brussels of the association HERCA which brings together the Heads of European Radiological protection Competent Authorities HERCA has approved an interim Statement promoting a consistent European approach to the processes of national assessment and regulatory decisions on the use of lamps containing small amounts of radioactive substances The working group met on 7 June 2011 inviting the European Lamp companies Federation ELC to express their views ELC which had previously approached HERCA shared with the Association an international regulatory

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  • ASN participates in the international forum on Fukushima accident
    Communiqué de presse The nuclear regulatory authorities of the G8 OECD Nuclear Energy Agency NEA member countries and associated countries including Brazil India Romania South Africa and Ukraine met today in Paris to discuss insights gained in relation to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident and to decide on appropriate follow up actions at the international level The Forum on The Fukushima Accident Insights and Approaches constitutes an important step in the international efforts being undertaken to learn from to share and to implement the lessons learnt as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi accident At the opening of the Forum Nathalie Kosciusko Morizet the French Minister for Ecology Sustainable Development Transport and Housing provided the key messages that the governments of 33 countries had agreed upon at the Ministerial seminar which took place at the OECD on the preceding day According to the Forum s Co chairs from France the United Kingdom and the United States There have been excellent discussions today on what we are learning and what actions we are taking That being said regulatory authorities recognise the ongoing seriousness of the situation at Fukushima Daiichi and the continuing efforts of Japanese workers and authorities Further follow up actions will continue to be taken and the Forum has focused our attention as regulatory authorities on these key issues and priorities Forum participants agreed on a number of priorities and recommendations in terms of collective learning sharing insights and approaches and implementation of what regulatory authorities have learnt from the Forum The Forum s full text of final conclusions and recommendations will be made available on the NEA website Highlights include the following In line with the communiqué of the G8 summit held in Deauville on 26 27 May 2011 and the Ministerial seminar held at the OECD on 7 June 2011 nuclear safety authorities aim to continue to secure the highest levels of safety through continuous improvement of safety In this context they remain committed to seek ways to continue making operating and new reactors even safer by learning from the Fukushima Daiichi accident Significant in depth reviews and analyses of nuclear power plant safety have been or are being undertaken following the Fukushima Daiichi accident The Forum participants invite all regulatory authorities responsible for nuclear facilities to launch similar reviews and analyses as soon as possible Regulatory authorities will continue to systematically advance the necessary knowledge needed for all plant designs and post accident situations Priority areas include extreme external natural events and resilience to external shocks including combined risks plant design and the ability of safety systems to withstand severe accidents emergency response and management capabilities crisis communication and site recovery plans and their implementation Regulatory authorities will continue to increase their co operation through the NEA Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities CNRA to improve the continuous release of reliable information they provide to the public and governmental institutions both nationally and internationally Further they will reflect upon the adequacy and challenges of the

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  • ASN is very pleased with the agreement reached on European "stress test" ...
    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 is very pleased with the agreement reached on European stress test Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN is very pleased with the agreement reached on European stress test specifications 26 05 2011 10 59 am Note d information On Wednesday 25 May the Chairman of ENSREG Andrej Stritar accompanied by EU Energy Commissioner Günter Oettinger announced that an agreement had been reached between the Nuclear Safety Regulators of the 27 EU Member States and the Commission with regard to stress tests for European nuclear power plants These audits can be officially launched as of 1 June 2011 To recap in response to events in Fukushima the European Council when it met on 24 and 25 March stated the following in its conclusions The safety of all EU nuclear plants should be reviewed on the basis of a comprehensive and transparent risk assessment stress tests the European Nuclear Safety Regulatory Group ENSREG and the Commission are invited to develop as soon as possible the scope and modalities of these tests in a coordinated framework in light of the lessons learned from the accident in Japan making full use of available expertise notably from the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association WENRA the assessments will be conducted by independent national authorities and through peer review their outcome and any necessary subsequent measures that will be taken should be shared with the Commission and with the members of ENSREG and should be made public the European Council will assess initial findings by the end of 2011 on the basis of a report from the Commission At the request of the European Council WENRA therefore very quickly drew up draft specifications shared by the European Nuclear Safety Regulators which it then made public for the purposes of consultation and sent to ENSREG European Nuclear Safety Regulatory Group on 21 April for examination At its meeting on 12 and 13 May ENSREG of which the European Commission is a member reached agreement on the European specifications The agreement was signed on 25 May 2011 once the European Commission had rallied to the position of the Safety Regulators The main additions made to the technical work accomplished by WENRA include provisions regarding the time frame for carrying out the stress tests the peer review procedures and transparency The specifications are accompanied by a declaration in which the Safety Regulators and the European Commission define the scope of the stress tests and their application across the EU While it is agreed that these audits will cover the consequences of any type of event it is specifically stated

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  • Environmental radioactivity monitoring adopted in France
    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 Environmental radioactivity monitoring adopted in France Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list Fukushima ASN asks operators to lift the environmental radioactivity monitoring adopted in France 26 05 2011 10 57 am Note d information Map of environmental radioactivity measurements To estimate radioactivity levels across French territory following releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ASN asked operators 1 to demonstrate particular vigilance regarding the results of measurements made and to step up monitoring Additional analyses were requested by ASN on 22 March 2011 relative to monitoring the air entailing measuring the radioactivity levels of aerosols and gaseous iodines The summary report on these measurement results has been integrated in the information notes published on the IRSN website since 24 March 2011 Everyone involved in monitoring the environment especially university laboratories and associations has also played a crucial role in assessing the very long range impact of the releases from Fukushima thanks to their specific and independent measurements The latest results of

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