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Published on 04/05/2009 at 00:00

12 international experts coordinated by the AIEA

The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), at its request, had an “Integrated Regulatory Review Service” (IRRS) international audit mission conducted from 29 March to 3 April 2009.

Published on 21/04/2009 at 00:00

Quarterly statement of radiotherapy events reported to ASN

Events after 1st July 2008, classified as level 1 on the ASN-SFRO scale and which ASN initially reported via the incident report system, are summarised in an overall quarterly statement which was published on the ASN Internet site.

Published on 19/03/2009 at 00:00

ASN Classifies Melox Incident as INES Level 2

The French nuclear safety authority (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, ASN) has classified an incident at Areva NC’s Melox mixed-oxide fuel fabrication plant at Marcoule in southern France as level 2 on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES).

Published on 20/01/2009 at 00:00

ASN independence: enhanced regulation and transparency

To usher in the new year, the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), in the person of Mr André-Claude Lacoste, Chairman, Mr Marc Sanson, commissioner, and Mr Jean Christophe Niel, Director General, presented its best wishes to the press on 20 January.

Published on 17/11/2008 at 00:00

EDF nuclear power plant of Cruas-Meysse

ASN is giving EDF formal notice to bring the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant up to standard with regard to the risk of explosion.

Published on 22/10/2008 at 00:00

Reactor no. 2 of the nuclear power plant of TRICASTIN

On 8 September 2008 during the fuel unloading operation on the no. 2 reactor of the EDF nuclear power plant of Tricastin, two fuel assemblies remained stuck to the upper internal structures of the reactor vessel.

Published on 10/10/2008 at 00:00

EPR Reactor Flamanville 3

In application of the Act on transparency and security in the nuclear field (TSN) of 13 June 2006, ASN defined by a decision of 26 September 2008 the prescriptions for the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor currently being built on the Flamanville site.