CEPN is a a non-profit organisation created in 1976 to establish a research and development centre in the fields of optimisation of radiological protection and comparison of health and environmental risks associated with energy systems.

This program was initially strongly focused on the development and application of the principle of optimization of radiological protection. Over the past few years, however, the group’s research programme has also been directed towards the involvement of stakeholders in radiological risk assessment and management, and spreading the radiological protection culture.

The studies are undertaken by a group of around fifteen engineers and economists. The research programme is evaluated by a Scientific Council.

The association currently has three members: the French public electricity generating utility (EDF), the Institute of Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) and the French Alternatives Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

CEPN is a a non-profit organisation created in 1976 to establish a research and development centre in the fields of optimisation of radiological protection and comparison of health and environmental risks associated with energy systems.

Recent publications

Synthesis of reflections and conclusions of the SFRP-IRPA workshop on the reasonableness in the pratical implementation of the ALARA principle

SCHNEIDER T., LECOMTE JF., SCHIEBER C., ANDRESZ S., CHAMBRETTE V., LE GUEN B., VAILLANT L.

Radioprotection, DOI: 10.1051/radiopro/2017031.

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Lessons learnt by IRSN about the Involvement of Experts towards the Population in Contaminated Areas in Fukushima Prefecture

LOCHARD J., SCHNEIDER T., ROLLINGER F. (IRSN)

Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Fukushima Dialogue Initiative. Date City Silk Hall, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, 12-13 December 2016. Annals of ICRP, Vol. 45, n° 2S 2016, pp. 99-104

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Articles 1979 - 2000

Articles publiés entre 1979 et 1999

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articles 2000 - 2008

Articles publiés entre 2000 et 2008

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How Long is Long-Term? Reflections based on over 20 Years of Post-Chernobyl Management in Norway.

LILAND A., LOCHARD J., SKUTERUD L.

Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Vol. 100, 2009, pp. 581-584.

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Guide to Enhance Reliability of the Dose Estimates in Dismantling

FAYOLLE P., RAPPET C., DROUET F., MICHELET M., SCHIEBER C., VAILLANT L

In: 2009 ISOE International ALARA Symposium, Vienna, Austria, 13-15 October 2009, 5p.

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The Information System on Occupational Exposure and the ISOE Occupational Exposure Database.

AHIER B., D’ASCENZO L., SCHIEBER C.

In: 2009 International ISOE ALARA Symposium, Vienna, Austria, 13-15 October 2009, 5p.

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Dose Concepts and the Achievability of Protection for the Disposal of Long-Lived Solid Waste According ICRP.

SUGIER A., SCHNEIDER T.

Workshop Proceedings, Tokyo, Japan, 20-22 January 2009, OECD/NEA, 2010, pp. 101-110.

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Art, science et culture scientifique.

BERNAUD J.Y., BRIERE M., LOCHARD J.

La lettre de l’OCIM, N° 127, Janvier-Février 2010, pp. 5-13.

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Exhibitions / Projects

Vous avez dit Radioprotection ?

Vous avez dit Radioprotection ?

Did you Say Radiation Protection? Stories of X-Rays, Radioactivity, etc …” is a traveling exhibition devoted to radiation protection, that is to say all the means to protect workers, the public and the environment from potentially harmful effects of X-rays and of radioactivity.

Rayons Santé

Rayons Santé

Rays and Health” is a traveling exhibition that aims to educate the general public on the uses of X-rays and radioactivity in medicine by highlighting the expected benefits but also the risks. Several topics are discussed to encourage caregivers and patients to have a reasoned and cautious approach in order to make the best use of X-rays and radioactivity for health.

ETHOS in Belarus

ETHOS en Biélorussie

Le projet européen ETHOS avait pour but d’améliorer durablement les conditions de vie des habitants des villages dont la vie quotidienne a été fortement affectée par la présence à long terme de contamination radioactive à la suite de l’accident de Tchernobyl. Il s’agissait d’une nouvelle démarche pluridisciplinaire basée sur une implication forte de la population dans l’évaluation et la gestion du risque radiologique en concertation avec les autorités locales, régionales et nationales et des experts biélorusses.