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AREVA la Hague : a huge crisis exercise

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Since then, the Nuclear Safety Authority requires the organisation of exercises simulating this type of extreme accident. The ECRIN exercise, carried out at AREVA’s site in la Hague in October 2015, is a perfect example.

ECRIN devised a situation where fuel would be blocked during transfer between two pools, and an earthquake occurs damaging several site buildings. Over 36 hours, the Hague on-site teams, with support from AREVA’s National Crisis Centre at the La Défense head office, had to manage all possible problems: treating casualties, controlling contamination, informing the local population, efficient communication resources…

 

In total, nearly 300 people in La Hague and around a hundred at the La Défense Crisis Centre worked 12-hour shifts to make this exceptional exercise a realistic and successful rehearsal. The many lessons learned by ECRIN will be tested during another, bigger exercise already scheduled for next autumn.

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AREVA la Hague : a huge crisis exercise

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Since then, the Nuclear Safety Authority requires the organisation of exercises simulating this type of extreme accident. The ECRIN exercise, carried out at AREVA’s site in la Hague in October 2015, is a perfect example.

ECRIN devised a situation where fuel would be blocked during transfer between two pools, and an earthquake occurs damaging several site buildings. Over 36 hours, the Hague on-site teams, with support from AREVA’s National Crisis Centre at the La Défense head office, had to manage all possible problems: treating casualties, controlling contamination, informing the local population, efficient communication resources…

 

In total, nearly 300 people in La Hague and around a hundred at the La Défense Crisis Centre worked 12-hour shifts to make this exceptional exercise a realistic and successful rehearsal. The many lessons learned by ECRIN will be tested during another, bigger exercise already scheduled for next autumn.

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