French Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire

The French Institut de radioprotection et de sûreté nucléaire («Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute») located in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, is a public official establishment with an industrial and commercial aspect.

The IRSN gathers more than 1500 experts and researchers from the Institut de protection et de sûreté nucléaire (IPSN — Protection and Nuclear Safety Institute) and the Office de protection contre les rayonnements ionisants (OPRI — Ionizing radiations protection office). These scientists are thus competent on nuclear safety, radioactive protection and control of nuclear and sensitive materials.

The IRSN realize investigations, expertise assessments and studies on the fields of nuclear safety, protection against ionizing radiation, protection and control of nuclear material, and protection against voluntary ill-advised acts.

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