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Published on 24/03/2022 at 13:28

WENRA position on the safety situation of Zaporizhzhya NPP

On the 23rd March 2022, WENRA issued a position on the safety situation of Zaporizhzhya NPP with regards to the partial loss of external power supply. This position is based on the work conducted by experts from WENRA, TSOs from Czech Republic (NRPI) and France (IRSN), and the The European Commission.

Published on 09/03/2022 at 08:40

INRA offers its support to the Ukrainian nuclear safety authority

In the context of the war led by Russia in Ukraine, the International Nuclear Regulators' Association (INRA), which brings together the Heads of 9 regulatory bodies from Germany, Canada, South Korea, Spain, the United States, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and Sweden, held an extraordinary meeting on 4 March 2022. Bernard Doroszczuk represented the ASN at this meeting.

Published on 31/01/2022 at 11:21

Stress corrosion phenomenon detected on reactors

On 21 October 2021, following ultrasonic checks scheduled during the second ten-yearly outage of Civaux NPP reactor 1 (1450 MWe reactor), EDF informed ASN that it had detected indications on welds on the elbows of the safety injection system piping of the reactor’s main primary system.

Published on 20/01/2022 at 15:41

New Year’s greetings to the press

On 19 January, its Chairman, Mr. Bernard Doroszczuk, presented ASN’s New Year’s greetings to the press.

The ASN Chairman underlined the fact that the safety of nuclear facilities and radiation protection in the industrial sector and in the transport of radioactive materials, was sustained at a satisfactory level in 2021, following on from similar results last year.

Published on 21/12/2021 at 14:07

Stress corrosion phenomenon detected on the safety injection system of Civaux NPP reactor 1

On 21 October 2021, following ultrasonic inspections performed during the ten-yearly outage inspection of the Civaux NPP, EDF informed ASN that it had detected indications on welds on the elbows of the pipes connecting the safety injection system to the reactor’s main primary system. In order to identify the origin of these indications, the parts of the pipes concerned were cut for metallurgical analysis in the laboratory.

Published on 26/11/2021 at 10:29

EPR Reactor: Information Letter n°23

ASN continued its monitoring of the construction of the Flamanville EPR reactor. In 2020 and 2021, it was particularly vigilant regarding the processing of the anomalies detected on the main primary and secondary system welds and the continuation of the reactor start-up tests. ASN also authorised partial commissioning of the installation to allow nuclear fuel to enter the site, starting on 26 October 2020 and ending on 24 June 2021. A look back at these notable events.