Switzerland has submitted an application for an IPPAS mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This should take place in the middle of 2018 and aims at strengthening Switzerland’s nuclear security.
During a joint project-workshop, members of the international BIOPROTA Forum and members of the IAEA MODARIA II Working Group 6 discussed methods for biosphere modelling within the context of deep geological repositories. The workshop took place from 10 – 12 May 2017 at the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) in Brugg.
In future, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, ENSI, will be able to calculate the amount of heat dissipated from transport and storage containers by means of a new independent calculation tool. This has emerged from ENSI’s 2016 Research and Experience Report.
Nuclear power plants in Switzerland are to take part in a Europe-wide peer review on ageing management this year. ENSI, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, has decided that Swiss plants should participate in the EU Topical Peer Review.
The executive board of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) has named Andreas Schefer as the new Chief of Staff. The 48 year old lawyer is taking over from Felix Altorfer, who at the start of 2017 became Director of the Waste Management Division.
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).
ENSI has issued Leibstadt NPP approval to restart subject to conditions. In an interview Ralph Schulz, Director of the Safety Analyses Division, shares some background insights.
Leibstadt NPP can restart power operation after an extended annual overhaul. The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate has checked the clarification of the causes and measures derived from it for the avoidance of critical boiling conditions or dryouts. Safe operation without risk to humankind or the environment is ensured.