2012 Prepcom - French Side-event "The Responsible Development of Nuclear Energy after Fukushima" (May, 9th 2012)

After the Fukushima incident, the international community must continue its mobilization to ensure that the development of nuclear energy proceeds in the best safety, security and non-proliferation conditions.

France organized on May 9, 2012, on the sidelines of the 2012 PrepCom, a seminar on the "Responsible development of nuclear energy after Fukushima" with the participation of a panel of French experts.

Fifty participants from many countries (Saudi Arabia, Australia, Austria, China, United States, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Pakistan, Singapore, Switzerland, Delegation of the European Union) were able to attend this event, chaired by HE Florence Mangin, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations and international organizations in Vienna. Before an exchange with the audience,

- Mr Charles-Antoine Louet, Director of Nuclear industry in the Directorate General for Energy and Climate (DGEC) at the Ministry of Energy and Ecology, presented the development prospects of nuclear energy in a context marked by the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster, which occurred on March 11, 2011 ;

- Mr Hugues de Longevialle, representing the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, presented the French initiatives to advance nuclear safety internationally ;

- Mr Xavier Pouget-Abadie, representing the nuclear operator EDF, presented the additional safety assessments achieved by EDF and required by the Nuclear Safety Authority.