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French Security meets ITER counterpart

Claude Azzam, Head of the Defence, Security and Economic Intelligence Service, Edwige Bonnevie, CEA's Director of Security and Carlos Alejaldre, ITER Deputy Director-General, Safety & Security Department. (Click to view larger version...)
Claude Azzam, Head of the Defence, Security and Economic Intelligence Service, Edwige Bonnevie, CEA's Director of Security and Carlos Alejaldre, ITER Deputy Director-General, Safety & Security Department.
On Thursday, 11 February, a delegation of French officials visited the ITER site. The delegation comprised officials from the Defence, Security and Economic Intelligence Service (SDIE), the Defence and National Security Secretariat and CEA Security services.

The SDIE's responsibility is to elaborate and implement security policies regarding the protection of nuclear installations and the transport of nuclear matter.

"ITER is quite a unique case for us," explained Claude Azzam, the head of SDIE. "It is an international organization that will observe French regulations as far as nuclear safety and security are concerned. We therefore have to develop specific methods and procedures to implement these regulations."

The visit, which included a meeting with Carlos Alejaldre and the ITER Safety and Security Department, provided SDIE with an opportunity to present the specific aspects of these regulations to the ITER senior management.


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