In this year’s report, ENSI provides information on the overall status of implementation of the CNS in Switzerland, as well as other key issues that have gained in importance since the Fukushima accident.
The Fukushima action plans serve the purpose of ensuring transparency as regards processing of the identified points until they are implemented. They also provide an instrument for the planning of supervisory work and the assessment of new knowledge gained from the Fukushima accident.
The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) submitted its Stress Test status report to the EU at the end of 2012. The report documents how Switzerland is implementing the recommendations based on last year’s ENSREG Peer Review. A new Swiss Fukushima Action Plan will be released in February 2013. ENSI submitted its status report on […]
The EU stress test is part of the review process which Switzerland initiated immediately after the reactor accident in Japan. As a direct consequence to Fukushima, ENSI issued three orders to the Swiss nuclear power plants on 18 March 2011, on 1 April 2011 and on 5 May 2011, in which immediate measures and additional […]
Nine months after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan is working to contain radiation exposure in the region of the accident. The challenges confronting the country in this endeavour are shown by the new ENSI report on the radiological effects of the accident on 11 March 2011. A significant discharge of radioactivity […]
The analysis of the accidents at Fukushima confirms that Swiss nuclear plants are safe. However, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) has identified a variety of findings (Lessons Learned) from Fukushima which should now be utilised to continue optimising the safety of Switzerland’s nuclear power plants. All the measures that need to be implemented […]
Some initial and provisional explanations as to why the design defects came about and why the accident progressed in such a catastrophic manner are presented by the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) in its reports which examines the circumstances before, during and after the accident. In order to understand the scope and complexity of […]
Immediately after the first live images of the accident in the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant were broadcast all over the world on 11 March 2011, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) convened a group of internal experts comprising engineers, geophysicists, nuclear physicists and psychologists. A state of emergency was declared for Fukushima Dai-ichi […]
At the request of the Swiss Government authorities, an IAEA team of eleven experts visited the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (HSK) to conduct an International Regulatory Review Team (IRRT) mission. The purpose of the mission was to review the effectiveness of the regulatory body of Switzerland and to exchange information and experience in the regulation of nuclear, radiation, […]