Swiss and Canadian nuclear supervision strengthen their collaboration
The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement is intended to strengthen their collaboration and enhance the exchange of information between the two countries in nuclear regulatory matters.
ENSI Director Hans Wanner expressed his satisfaction following the signing of the agreement on the sidelines of the 59th IAEA General Conference in Vienna: “The exchange of information with our international colleagues and the opportunity for mutual administrative assistance in the area of nuclear regulatory matters will allow us to learn from each other’s experiences and best practices.” This will lead to continuous improvement in nuclear safety both in Switzerland and abroad.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Collaboration increases safety in Switzerland
Active participation in the international exchange of information and experience is important for the ENSI as a nuclear regulator, as it increases its competence and enables lessons to be learnt from important incidents and inspection results in nuclear power plants abroad.
The advantage of international collaboration for ENSI includes not only gaining knowledge for its own regulatory role but also in pressing its own concerns over international nuclear safety and security regulations.
ENSI has already concluded similar bilateral cooperation agreements with Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the USA, Finland and the EU.