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

Experience with Stakeholders Engagement in Post-Accident Situations

LOCHARD J.

Oral Presentation at the International Workshop on Radiation and Thyroid Cancer, Tokyo, Japan, 21-23 February 2014

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ISOE EG-SAM Interim Report - Chapter 7. Key Lessons learned from Past Accidents

SCHIEBER C., HAYASHIDA Y., DOTY R.

Oral Presentation at the International ISOE/NEA/IAEA/NEI Workshop on ‘Occupational Radiation Protection in Severe Accident Management: Sharing Practices and Experiences',Washington DC, USA, 17-18 June 2014.

Read more: ISOE EG-SAM Interim Report - Chapter 7. Key Lessons learned from Past Accidents

Prospects for the IAEA International Conference on ‘Occupational Radiation Protection’

SCHIEBER C.

Oral Presentation at the Fourth Regional European IRPA Congress ‘Radiation Protection Culture-A Global Challenge’, Geneva, Switzerland, 23-27 June 2014.

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NERIS: The European Platform on Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery

SCHNEIDER T., LAFAGE S. et al.

Oral Presentation at the Fourth Regional European IRPA Congress ‘Radiation Protection Culture-A Global Challenge’, Geneva, Switzerland, 23-27 June 2014.

Read more: NERIS: The European Platform on Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and...

The Ethical Foundations of the Radiological Protection System

LOCHARD J.

Oral Presentation at the Fourth Regional European IRPA Congress ‘Radiation Protection Culture-A Global Challenge’, Geneva, Switzerland, 23-27 June 2014.

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The ICRP's Experience with Long-Term Recovery Efforts: From Chernobyl to Fukushima.

LOCHARD J.

Oral Presentation at the ICC Special Session on 'Recovery from Large Scale Nuclear Contamination - What have we learned?' of the Health Physics Society 59th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 15 July 2014.

Read more: The ICRP's Experience with Long-Term Recovery Efforts: From Chernobyl to Fukushima.

Communications with Stakeholders in Post-Accident Situations: Some Lessons from Chernobyl and Fukushima

LOCHARD J.

Oral Presentation at the First Conference on Science, Technology and Society (STS), Hiroshima, Japan, 27-28 November 2014

Read more: Communications with Stakeholders in Post-Accident Situations: Some Lessons from Chernobyl and...

A Summary of Conclusions from Sessions and Roundtables.

SCHIEBER C.

Oral Presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection: Enhancing the Protection of Workers - Gaps, Challenges and Developments, Vienna, Austria, 1-5 Deccember 2014.

Read more: A Summary of Conclusions from Sessions and Roundtables.

Trends in Occupational Radiation Exposure in Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities. An Overview

VAILLANT L.

Topic Keynote Lecture at the International Conference on Occupational Radiation Protection: Enhancing the Protection of Workers - Gaps, Challenges and Developments, Vienna, Austria, 1-5 Deccember 2014.

Read more: Trends in Occupational Radiation Exposure in Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities. An Overview

The ICRP System of Radiological Protection and the Human Dimension - Some Reflections about Chernobyl and Fukushima

LOCHARD J.

25th Shinji Takahashi Memorial Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Medical Radiological Protection, National Cancer Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan, 12 December 2014.

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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.