Europe: France

Legenda & explanation
date INES title location
02-08-20172Risk of loss of heat sink in case of an earthquake - 20 reactors concernedBELLEVILLE-1
18-08-20172Insufficient seismic resistance of a part of the canal embankment along the Tricastin NPPTRICASTIN-1
20-06-20172Emergency diesel generators auxiliary systems not compliant with seismic requirements on the 1300 MW reactors (8 sites - 20 reactors)BELLEVILLE-1
14-04-20171Stolen gamma densitometerSouth of France / Valérian Company
30-06-20152Bordeaux University: discovery of radioactive sources and incidental exposure of personsBordeaux University
18-08-20152Irradiation of a worker during scheduled NNP outage at Le BlayaisBLAYAIS-4
02-03-20152Transport incident of a gamma ray projectorSt Pol-sur-Mer (59) and Courcelles-les-Lens (62)
02-08-20132Uncontrolled release of radioactive effluents into the public sewerage systemBordeaux university hospital
14-10-20142A practitioner’s regulatory annual exposure dose limit was exceededBordeaux University Hospital - Pellegrin Hospital
18-08-20142Interventional Radiology: exposure of a health professional in excess of the annual dose limitVal de Saône Polyclinic in Mâcon
11-06-20142Irradiation of a worker during an intervention using gamma ray projectorWorksite in Pau (Pyrénées Atlantiques département)
18-04-20142Exposure of a worker during radiographic inspectionsDCNS site
30-05-20132Interventional Radiology - Exceeding of the maximum regulatory annual effective doseSaint-Eloi Hospital (Montpellier)
23-08-20132Exposure of a worker in excess of statutory annual dose limitsLAMA (CEA Grenoble)
24-04-20132Accidental exposure of a worker exceeding annual regulatory limit to the skinBLAYAIS-4
13-06-20122Irradiation of a worker while handling an Iridium 192 sourceFos-sur-Mer
06-05-20132Exceeding of the maximum regulatory annual effective dose by a practitioner in interventional radiologyHospital "Institut Mutualiste Montsouris" (Paris)
19-11-20122loss of a package containing medical radioactive fluorine, during a transport operation in NimesNîmes University Hospital
26-09-20122ASN decided to uprate as level 2 on the INES scale an event related to non-compliance with the requirements applicable to labelling, storage and on-site transfer of wet fissile materialsAREVA-FBFC
05-04-20121Fire and abnormal primary circuit leak occured at Penly NPP n°2 reactorPENLY-2
21-12-20112Level 2 incident on INES scale concerning a pipe nonconformity in two Cattenom NPP fuel storage poolsCATTENOM-2 and 3
12-09-20111Explosion and fire at Centraco CENTRACO waste processing and conditioning plantCENTRACO (Codolet, France)
16-02-20112Level 2 incident on INES scale concerning back-up diesel generators at Tricastin nuclear power plantTRICASTIN-3
26-05-20102Contamination of 6 workers during the recovery of a gammagraphy Co-60 sourceindustrial radiography
23-04-20102Worker overexposure CHINON-B4
01-12-20092Shutdown of Cruas unit 4 after heat sink incidentCRUAS-4
06-10-20092Failure in fissile material accountabilityCADARACHE
03-03-20092Non-respect of a safety-criticality requirement at AREVA NC Melox facility (Marcoule)MELOX Fuel process plant
07-10-20082Cobalt-60 contaminated elevator buttons sold abroad by a French companyMetallic products manufacturer
07-07-20081Spillage of uranium-bearing effluents into the environment at the SOCATRI nuclear facility (Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (Drôme), France)SOCATRI Bollène (Vaucluse)