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.
A delegation from the Slovenian supervisory authority SNSA visited the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) from 6 to 10 November 2017. The information exchange focussed on regulatory requirements and practical implementation of ageing monitoring procedures in the mechanical, electrical and structural engineering fields.
The steam generators at Beznau and Gösgen do not deviate from the design requirements in terms of their carbon content. This is the result of a review of the manufacturing documents. The structural integrity of the steam generators’ individual components is ensured by a large margin.
ENSI, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, has submitted the sixth Swiss national report to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention for short).
A delegation from South Korea’s safety authority has visited ENSI to learn about its supervisory activities. Their visit focused on the topics of the management system and safety culture.
Switzerland extended its agreement with the United States with regard to the exchange of technical information and collaboration on issues of nuclear safety. The renewal between the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate ENSI and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission US NRC took place at the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA in Vienna.
A delegation from the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority, NRA, learned more about the activities of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) during a visit between 21 and 25 August 2017. Key topics were the supervisory and safety cultures.
The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) publishes its organisational regulations, setting out details of ENSI’s duties, responsibilities, organisation and management structure.