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

Radiation Protection Culture at School: Feedback Experience and Perspective

SCHNEIDER T., REAUD C., CHARRON S, BERNAUD J.Y.

The radiation protection culture corresponds to the set of knowledge and know-how allowing people to be informed, to behave and to make decision accordingly with regard to exposure situations involving ionizing radiation. In this perspective, the aim of the development of this culture is to provide people the means to understand the risk

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The Precautionary Principle and the Ethical Foundation of the System of Radiation Protection System

LOCHARD J.

The precautionary principle is one of the core values structuring the radiation protection system. Finding its roots in the Western tradition in the virtue of prudence developed by Aristotle, the concept of precaution can also be found in the Buddhist philosophy, the teaching of Confucius and in the ancient traditions of the peoples of

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Findings from a Workshop on the Practical Implementation of the new ICRP Recommendations: A Contribution of the NERIS Platform

RASKOB W., DURANOVA T., SCHNEIDER T. et al.

In 2010, the NERIS Platform was established to combine organisations from the operational, the research and the stakeholder community interested in nuclear and radiological emergency response and recovery. By the end of 2011, 37 organisations from 20 countries have already joined the Platform

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CORPORE, a Tool for Interpreting whole Body Monitoring Results

CROÜAIL P., CROTEAU C., SKUTERUD L.

In long-term contaminated territories, the interpretation of whole body monitoring results is not straightforward. In these territories, years after an accident, the ingestion of contaminated foodstuffs becomes the preponderant root of exposure...

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Dose Constraint in Optimisation of Occupational Radiation Protection

SCHIEBER C.

Some Considerations from the NEA/CRPPH Expert Group on Occupational Exposure

This oral communication presents a summary of the OECD/NEA publication on 'Dose Constraint in Optimisation of Occupational Radiological Protection’. The main aims of this publication are to analyse countries’ and utilities’ experiences with interpretation and implementation of dose constraints in occupational radiation protection, in regulatory and operational frameworks as they were introduced in the ICRP Publ. 60; to discuss operational and regulatory issues associated with their

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Retours d'Expériences sur Les Incidents Radiologiques

BELTRAMI L.A.

Le réseau RELIR a été créé en 2001 par la section PCR de la SFRP. Ce réseau est animé par le CEPN et partiellement financé par l’IRSN et l’INRS.

RELIR concerne uniquement les expositions professionnelles dans les domaines non nucléaires. Plusieurs secteurs d’activité sont couverts : les

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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.