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  • ASN asks EDF to carry out a full analysis of sensitivity and uncertainties ...
    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 asks EDF to carry out a full analysis of sensitivity and uncertainties Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN asks EDF to carry out a full analysis of sensitivity and uncertainties relating to nuclear fuel management 24 05 2011 12 00 am Note d information Following its examination of the Fuel Cycle file ASN has asked EDF in a letter dated 9 May 2011 to produce a full analysis of sensitivity and uncertainties relating to nuclear fuel management within a year and to update this analysis every two years ASN has also asked EDF to submit to it a new update of the French Fuel Cycle file in 2016 Further requests have also been made regarding technical aspects of management of and developments in new fuels as well as storing spent fuel ASN wants to focus on the issues raised by the fuel cycle and related developments in order to ensure that the choices made by industrial players bearing

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  • "Complementary safety evaluation” of French nuclear installations
    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 Complementary safety evaluation of French nuclear installations Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list The French safety authority ASN issues specifications for complementary safety evaluation of French nuclear installations in the light of the accident of Fukushima 11 05 2011 2 48 pm Communiqué de presse ASN believes that it is essential to learn from the accident which occurred at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as it has been undertaken after the Three Mile Island and the Chernobyl accidents The in depth experience feedback will involve a long process stretching over several years Some lessons however can already be learned On 5 May 2011 the ASN Commission adopted 12 decisions requiring to licensees of French nuclear installations to conduct a complementary safety evaluation of their installations in the light of the accident which occurred in Fukushima The French High Committee for Transparency and Information on Nuclear Security HCTISN has contributed to the decisions drafting during its extraordinary meeting which HCTISN held on 3 May 2011 this committee approved the specifications submitted by ASN This complementary safety evaluation will consist in a targeted reassessment of the safety margins of nuclear installations in the light of the events which occurred in Fukushima extreme natural conditions challenging the installation safety functions and leading to a severe accident Three main aspects need to be reported in this assessment Provisions taken in the installation design basis and installation compliance with its current licensing requirements Robustness of the installation beyond its design basis the licensee shall identify scenarios leading to a sudden degradation of

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  • Second International Seminar on Post Nuclear Accident Management
    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 Second International Seminar on Post Nuclear Accident Management Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN organises Second International Seminar on Post Nuclear Accident Management Advances by Codirpa 05 05 2011 2 45 pm Note d information The French Nuclear Safety Authority ASN is organising with the support of the French Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices OPECST an international seminar on post nuclear accidents i e managing the consequences of a nuclear accident The seminar will take into account advances by Codirpa1 in the establishment of national policy since the first symposium was held in December 2007 A guide for exiting the emergency phase

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  • French audit and European stress tests at nuclear facilities
    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 French audit and European stress tests at nuclear facilities Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN continues to prepare specifications for the French audit and European stress tests at nuclear facilities 22 04 2011 10 47 am Note d information ASN believes that it is essential to learn from the recent accident in Japan in the same way as after the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl accidents The acquisition of in depth feedback will involve a long process stretching over several years Some lessons however can already be learned ASN is currently preparing the specifications for the audit of French nuclear facilities requested by the Prime Minister It is also involved in preparing specifications for the stress tests on European power plants requested by the European Commission The Authority wishes these two initiatives to be mutually consistent and complementary The French audit and European tests add to the safety initiative already underway and will call for significant

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  • Health and safety inspection at EPR reactor
    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 Health and safety inspection at EPR reactor Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN oversees occupational health and safety inspection at French nuclear power plants Update on ASN s inspection of the Flamanville 3 site 19 04 2011 10 41 am Note d information ASN oversees occupational health and safety inspection at French nuclear power plants 1 It provides coordinated oversight of the health safety working conditions and quality of employment of EDF employees as well as those of EDF service providers and subcontractors just as it does for nuclear safety at facilities This activity covers the construction operation and decommissioning of nuclear power plants 2 ASN employs 13 inspectors assigned to occupational health and safety activities Their main tasks include carrying out checks using all available means to ensure proper compliance with labour regulations as well as supporting EDF in its efforts to grasp and assimilate regulatory requirements investigating industrial accidents and ensuring that the operator takes the necessary steps to guarantee safe working conditions in some cases granting exemptions from regulations regarding working hours and rest identifying and following industrial disputes wherever possible as part of their arbitration duties providing employees their representatives and employers with information and advice and taking part in health and safety committee CHSCT meetings

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  • Specifications for the French audit and European stress tests
    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 Specifications for the French audit and European stress tests Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list Preparation of specifications for the French audit and European stress tests 12 04 2011 10 40 am Note d information ASN believes that it is essential to learn from the recent accident in Japan in the same way as after the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl accidents The acquisition of in depth feedback will involve a long process stretching over several years Between now and the end of April 2011 ASN with the assistance of IRSN will prepare specifications and a schedule for the audit of French nuclear facilities requested by the Prime Minister It will also be involved in defining stress tests on European power plants as requested by the European Commission The Authority will ensure that these two initiatives are mutually consistent and complementary On 5 and 6 April 2011 ASN Deputy Director General Olivier Gupta chaired a working group meeting of WENRA the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association The meeting was held to prepare specifications for the European stress tests The resulting document should be ready

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  • Nuclear operators' cost assessments for decommissioning
    International Commission on Radiological Protection Section map Home Information News releases Nuclear operators cost assessments for decommissioning Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN issues its opinion on nuclear operators cost assessments for decommissioning their basic nuclear installations and on their plans for securing the necessary funds 07 04 2011 10 39 am Note d information As requested by the Minister of Energy ASN issued its opinion on the reports submitted by nuclear operators mid 2010 in accordance with Article 20 of Programme Act No 2006 739 of 28 June 2006 on the sustainable management of radioactive materials and waste 1 In ASN s opinion it is essential for the funds required for decommissioning nuclear installations and managing radioactive waste to be both sufficient and available when needed The Authority observes that on the whole operators strategies are consistent with ASN decommissioning policy It examined the assessments carried out by operators to estimate the cost of decommissioning their basic nuclear installations and managing their radioactive waste ASN also looked at nuclear operators forecast schedules for decommissioning their installations and checked that their waste management plans were consistent with the French National Radioactive Materials and Waste Management Plan The reports required under Article 20 of the above mentioned Act and its amended Implementing Decree No 2007 243 of 23 February 2007 on securing funding to cover nuclear costs describe the methods used to assess the cost of decommissioning basic nuclear installations and in the case of radioactive waste repositories closure maintenance and monitoring costs and managing spent fuel and radioactive waste the methods employed to calculate the provisions set aside for these costs and the choices made regarding the composition and management of assets earmarked to cover the provisions Although

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  • ASN presents its 2010 annual report to the French Parliamentary
    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 presents its 2010 annual report to the French Parliamentary Print Mettre en favoris Share on Information News releases Publications ASN s videos Back to news list ASN presents its 2010 annual report to the French Parliamentary 01 04 2011 10 34 am Note d information ASN presented its report on nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2010 at a hearing of OPECST the French Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technical Choices on Wednesday 30 March 2011 The hearing provided an opportunity to pass on information to members of parliament and the press With nearly 2 000 inspections completed 25 of which were unannounced ASN considered that 2010 had proved quite satisfactory in terms of nuclear safety and radiation protection Last year ASN received 1 107 event reports of which 140 concerned Level 1 events and three concerned Level 2 events Interventional radiology continues to be a subject of concern for ASN as far as small scale nuclear activities are concerned Doses to some parts of the patient s body can be high and radiation protection procedures for medical personnel are not always correctly observed ASN is also concerned about rising exposure to ionising radiation among patients in connection with medical treatment This phenomenon has already been observed in several countries The aim in France is to give preference to magnetic resonance imaging MRI machines rather than scanners which can administer doses of up to 20 mSv during certain whole body examinations Learned societies have produced a guide to good practice in medical imaging examinations as part of an awareness and training initiative for practitioners If the doses administered to patients

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