17 May 2021 Transparency: IRSN takes stock of 10 years of openness to society newspicture Transparency: IRSN takes stock of 10 years of openness to society

Ten years after signing its charter on openness to society, IRSN has published a report that summarize its action in this specific domain, between scientific experts and citizens.

 

 

17 May 2021 Ability for service up to 50 years for EDF's 900 MWe reactor vessels: IRSN's conclusions newspicture Ability for service up to 50 years for EDF's 900 MWe reactor vessels: IRSN's conclusions

The ageing and the prolongation live duration of old nuclear power plants is an essential topic in term of safety challenges.

 

17 May 2021 New tests to simulate nuclear fuel behaviour in the event of a loss-of-coolant accident newspicture New tests to simulate nuclear fuel behaviour in the event of a loss-of-coolant accident

IRSN is involved in PERFROI, an international project to complete the safety knowledge in case of a loss of coolant accident.

17 May 2021 Research into a new treatment for patients with acute radiation syndrome newspicture Research into a new treatment for patients with acute radiation syndrome

IRSN presents the RESCUE project, a treatment strategy to deal with acute radiation syndrome.

 

 

16 Dec 2020 LD-SAFE: a H2020 project to assess the maturity of laser cutting technology for nuclear power plant dismantling newspicture LD-SAFE: a H2020 project to assess the maturity of laser cutting technology for nuclear power plant dismantling

Over the coming decades, a large number of nuclear reactors will be decommissioned and dismantled to enable environmental mediation.  
The aim of the H2020 LD SAFE project IRSN participates in is to characterize and review the assessment of the risks associated with the laser cutting technology.

16 Dec 2020 PRIODAC: 3 years extension for the program newspicture PRIODAC: 3 years extension for the program

Since the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi complex in 2011, IRSN has conducted research as part of the PRIODAC program to examine procedures for administering stable iodine to people in the event of repeated or prolonged radioactive releases. The program, which aims to set forth guidelines to be used by the authorities in charge of protecting the population, has been extended for three more years.

16 Dec 2020 IAEA RANET Exercise newspicture (© IRSN) newspicture IAEA RANET Exercise

IRSN takes part in an international crisis exercise jointly organized by France and the IAEA.