CEPN is 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

Réflexion sur les fondements éthiques du système de radioprotection

SCHNEIDER T., LOCHARD J.

Le CEPN participe, avec le soutien de l'IRSN, à la réflexion engagée au cours des dernières années au niveau international sur les considérations éthiques et sociales qui participent au développement du système de radioprotection. Plusieurs questions ont été identifiés dans ce cadre liés notamment à la prise en compte de l'incertitude scientifique, aux modalités de protection différentes entre les travailleurs et le public, à la rationalité des limites de doses ou

Read more: Réflexion sur les fondements éthiques du système de radioprotection

L’initiative de dialogue de la CIPR sur la gestion des conséquences de l’accident de Fukushima

LOCHARD J.

Dans ses recommandations pour la protection des personnes résidant dans les territoires contaminés à long terme, la Commission internationale de protection radiologique (CIPR) met l'accent sur l'importance d'impliquer directement les populations concernées et les professionnels locaux dans la gestion de la situation, et sur la responsabilité des autorités

Read more: L’initiative de dialogue de la CIPR sur la gestion des conséquences de l’accident de Fukushima

Science and Values in ICRP Publication 111: Experience from Fukushima

LOCHARD J.

The system of radiological protection progressively developed over the past decades is a combination of scientific knowledge, ethical and social values and experience with the daily implementation of protection actions in all relevant domains. The guidance for the protection of people living in long term contaminated areas resulting from a nuclear

Read more: Science and Values in ICRP Publication 111: Experience from Fukushima

Rehabilitating Living Conditions after a Nuclear Accident: Lessons from Experience

LOCHARD J.

Living in a contaminated environment after a nuclear accident is a complex situation generating a lot of questions and concerns among the affected population. The radioactive contamination is a worrying presence for which there are no words in the common language. All dimensions of daily life are

Read more: Rehabilitating Living Conditions after a Nuclear Accident: Lessons from Experience

The Human Dimension of Remediation after a Nuclear Accident: From Experience to ICRP Recommendations

LOCHARD J.

Living in a contaminated environment after a nuclear accident is a complex situation generating a lot of questions and concerns among the affected population. The radioactive contamination is a worrying presence for which there are no words in the common language. All dimensions of daily life are

Read more: The Human Dimension of Remediation after a Nuclear Accident: From Experience to ICRP Recommendations

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.