The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) is taking part in the five-day General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The IAEA member states will be meeting in Vienna for the event, from 25th to 29th September. The focus will be on global nuclear safety and security, and the crisis in Ukraine.
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Information on the current situation in Ukraine with links to the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, Western European Nuclear Regulators Association WENRA, Federal Office of Public Health FOPH and Federal Office for Civil Protection FOCP.
ENSI has updated its research strategy in recent months and the ENSI Board approved it in January 2023. The focus in the coming years will be on radiation protection, the effects of earthquakes on nuclear facilities, the long-term operation of nuclear power plants and disposal issues.
ENSI has reviewed the waste management programme submitted by the parties obliged to carry out waste management at the end of 2021. In its assessment report, ENSI concludes that the parties obliged to carry out waste management have fulfilled their legal mandate. ENSI is submitting seven new requests for requirements to the Federal Council for future waste management programmes.
The methods used to calculate the risk of cancer differ in their area of application and have differing benefits and drawbacks. The “cumulative risk assessment method” is, however, more favoured. This was the conclusion drawn by Luana Hafner, radiation protection expert at ENSI, and epidemiologist Linda Walsh as part of a scientific study published by the Journal of Radiological Protection.