|30 Apr 2022||IRSN launches a new dosimeter design RPL-neutron
As part of the radiological monitoring of workers exposed to ionizing radiation, IRSN provides dosimetry services by continuing its R&D efforts to make available state-of-the-art dosimeters. This is the case for the "new generation" RPL-neutron dosimeter, which was put into service on January 1, 2022.
|30 Apr 2022||Sealing of a geological repository for IL-LL and HL waste
The sealing of a geological repository for radioactive waste must ensure a major containment function over a very long period. To enable its experts to assess the safety files drawn up by Andra (1) as part of the CIGÉO project (2) IRSN is conducting active research on this topic, as shown by the VSEAL project, carried out in its underground research laboratory in Tournemire (Aveyron).
|30 Apr 2022||France cooperates with the IAEA in the medical management of a radiological accident in Asia
Under the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, IAEA Member States may request assistance by the Agency via its Response and Assistance Network (RANET).
|08 Dec 2021||Radiological and nuclear emergencies: IRSN acknowledged by the IAEA for its expertise
The Deputy Director General of the Agency and Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security and the Director General of IRSN signed an agreement appointing the Institute as the IAEA’s Capacity Building Centre (CBC) in the field of medical management of radiological and nuclear emergencies.
|08 Dec 2021||IRSN publishes an information note on SMR safety issues
Low power modular reactors, known as Small Modular Reactors (SMR), have generated growing interest in the world for several years now, and particularly in France. The Institute has just published an information note on this technology, covering safety issues.
|08 Dec 2021||IRSN inaugurates three research facilities
On September 29, Director General Jean-Christophe Niel inaugurated three IRSN research facilities located in the Cadarache center in southeastern France. They are a testament to the Institute’s ability to design and build innovative experimental devices, essential for carrying out research in support of its safety expertise.
|08 Dec 2021||IRSN will coordinate a reply to EURATOM’s 2021-2022 call for applications in radiation protection research
IRSN will coordinate a reply to EURATOM’s 2021-2022 call for applications recently published by the European Commission, regarding the creation of a partnership for radiation protection research.
|17 May 2021||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
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
IRSN is involved in PERFROI, an international project to complete the safety knowledge in case of a loss of coolant accident.
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