Jean-Christophe Niel, Director General of IRSN, was this week at the headquarters of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Rockville, near Washington, where the annual RIC 2019 nuclear safety conference was taking place. He met with his counterparts and co-chaired the annual bilateral cooperation meeting between IRSN and the NRC.
Jean Christophe Niel (left), Director General of IRSN, and Brian Holian (right), Director of the NRC Accident and Emergency Response Department, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on March 13 2019 in Rockville (United States).
On this occasion, a "Memorandum of Cooperation" was signed between IRSN and the NRC Accident and Emergency Response Department (NSIR) to intensify the cooperation and exchanges for Emergency Preparedness. In particular, this year, cross-participations are planned as observers during exercises in France and in the U.S. The two teams will compare the methods of analysis and diagnosis / prognosis, as well as the calculation codes used in a crisis situation.