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Published on 21/07/2008 at 00:00

Incident at Mafelec : ASN reclassifies the event to level 2

ASN was notified on 7th October 2008 by the Isère prefecture of a radiological protection incident that had occurred at Mafelec's Chimilin site relating to radiation emitted by lift buttons manufactured by the company.

Published on 18/07/2008 at 12:30

Rupture of an underground pipe of uranium liquid discharges

On July 17 2008 at 5 pm, the Franco-Belgian fuel manufacturing plant (FBFC), group AREVA-NP, located in Romans-sur-Isere in the French Drôme département, informed ASN of the rupture of an underground pipe of uranium liquid discharges.

Published on 17/07/2008 at 00:00

Spillage of uranium-bearing effluents into the environment (SOCATRI)

During the night of July 7 to 8 2008, an incident occurred at the site of the SOCATRI company. A tank of the Uranium-bearing Effluent Treatment Station (STEU) of the SOCATRI facility overflowed in its retention tank. This retention tank was not leakproof at that time and caused a pollution of the environment.