At the end of 2017, all EU countries as well as Switzerland submitted their national assessment reports on the subject of ageing management to the European Nuclear Safety Regulator Group, ENSREG. Until the end of February, ENSREG is giving all interested parties the opportunity to submit questions on the reports.
The general conditions for systematic ageing management are fulfilled in Switzerland. This enables the timely detection of any age related degradation, and initiation of suitable counter measures.
The Federal Council has appointed Monica Duca Widmer as the new Vice Chair of the ENSI Board. She succeeds Jürg Schmid, who is retiring at the end of 2017 after six years as Vice Chair of the strategic supervisory body. Jürg Schmid became a member of the ENSI Board in 2008.
A few days ago, Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant (KKL) informed the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) that some fuel elements do not fulfil the requirements of the applicable specifications. Accordingly, KKL decided to replace them for safety reasons. The safety of man and the environment was ensured at all times.
The experts of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) have joined others in awarding good marks to Switzerland’s nuclear power plants. In their assessment of Switzerland’s National Report for the EU Stress Test, the EU experts conclude that Swiss nuclear power plants meet the international safety requirements in all areas, and Switzerland is even […]
At the 59th General Conference of the IAEA the representatives of the member states held discussions about various topics in the field of nuclear energy. The Swiss delegation with its representatives emphasised the international strengthening of nuclear safety.
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