The Grande America – request for lifting doubts regarding sealed radioactive sources

19 Mar 2019

The Grande America, information note
March 19th 2019 – 10:25

Today at 9:45 am, at the plenary meeting of the HCTISN (High Committee for Transparency and Information on Nuclear Safety), the representative of Robin des Bois asked the ASN (Nuclear Safety Authority), the IRSN (French Institute of Radiological Protection and Reactor Safety) and other stakeholders to lift doubts about the possible presence of sealed radioactive sources for industrial use on board the Grande America ship, which caught fire and capsized on March 12th 2019.

Sealed radioactive sources for industrial use are used in the oil, cement and mining industries to, for example, check the quality of welding or the filling rate of tanks.


See previous press releases on the Grande America:
South of Brittany: Grande America ablaze. March 11, 2019
The sinking of Grande America. March 12, 2019
The Grande America in the spotlight. March 15, 2019
The Grande America: Grimaldi Lines took too much acid. March 15, 2019
The Grande America: Safety First. March 18, 2019
Grimaldi’s “Grande” pending departure and arrival in Le Havre. March 18,2019







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