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Nuclear Safety Authority of the French Republic

09/16/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2020 05:30

France Report under the European Euratom Directive

On July 22, 2020, France transmitted, to the European Commission, its report pursuant to Council Directive 2014/87/Euratom of July 8, 2014 amending Directive 2009/71/Euratom of June 25, 2009 establishing a Community framework for the safety of nuclear installations.

This report presents the measures taken at the national level to implement the nuclear safety provisions of this directive, in particular following the accident that occurred in March 2011 at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

It is an update of the first report drawn up in 2014 by France under Directive 2009/71/Euratom of June 25, 2009.

The European Euratom Directive on the Safety of nuclear installations

The Council 2009/71/Euratom Directive of June 25, 2009 aims to establish a Community framework to ensure nuclear safety within the European Atomic Energy Community and to encourage the Member States to guarantee a high level of nuclear safety.

Since that date, the European Union has put an end to the lack of European safety legislation, whereas the European Union, with the Euratom Treaty, had had one of the most advanced legislation in the nuclear field for more than fifty years. Moreover, this text has the advantage of making the provisions it contains binding through their transposition into the legislation of Member States. As of July 22, 2011, France, relying on existing laws and decrees, was complying with its obligations under this Directive.