ASN Report 2022

Impact of the summer of 2022 heatwave and drought on the nuclear power plants n France, the year 2022 was marked by several episodes of intense heatwave, a historic drought and unprecedented pressure on the energy resources. In this context, the flow discharge of many watercourses in France fell, while their temperature rose. ASN made sure that this situation had no consequences for the safety of the Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) and the environmental monitoring results, produced at the end of 2022, revealed no impact downstream of the installations. The frequency of this type of extreme episode could increase in the coming years. The management of their consequences will require consolidation of scientific knowledge on the environmental impact of water intake and discharge, along with forward planning concerning the long-term global issues. I 14 ABSTRACTS – ASN Report on the state of nuclear safety and radiation protection in France in 2022 Notable events 2022 Saint-Alban NPP (Isère)