The conclusion of the experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) upon completion of the two-week review mission is that Switzerland has a robust nuclear security system. During the mission of the International Physical Protection Advisory Service IPPAS, from 30 October to 10 November 2023, the international team carried out a detailed examination of the national foundations and measures for the protection of nuclear installations, nuclear material and radioactive material against unauthorised intervention.
The eighth and ninth review conference of the Convention on Nuclear Safety praised Switzerland for the federal partial funding of ENSI’s research programme. The long-term retention of competence for nuclear safety in Switzerland was also highlighted as a challenge. In summary, Switzerland performed well in an international comparison.
From 27 June to 8 July 2022, ENSI participated in the Seventh Review Meeting of the Joint Convention at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna. ENSI Director Marc Kenzelmann led the Swiss delegation, with Switzerland receiving top marks for its handling of spent fuel and radioactive waste.
From 01 April 2017, the ENSI Board will once again comprise seven members. The Federal Council appointed Martin A. Zimmermann as the successor to Karine Rausis. The 65-year old has more than 30 years experience in the nuclear reactor research field.
Alongside safety in its narrowest sense, safety culture also includes the security of nuclear installations together with other aspects that are important for ensuring nuclear safety. This is demonstrated by the revised second edition of the Oversight Report on the safety culture in nuclear installations of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI).
KORA: Corrosion Crack Growth in Austenitic Structural Materials. KORA deals with ageing processes that affect steel components in the primary circuit in nuclear power plants, focusing specifically on two processes: stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue. Stress corrosion cracking can cause long and thin branched fissures which cannot be detected with the naked eye. The […]