The independent administrative authority (created by Act no. 2006-686 of 13 June 2006 on transparency and security in the nuclear field – known as the “TSN” law) responsible for monitoring civilian nuclear activity in France. Working on behalf of the State, the ASN regulates nuclear safety and radiation protection in France, to protect workers, patients, the public and the environment from the risks involved in nuclear activities. It contributes to informing the general public.