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At the OECD Forum in Paris, ENSI Director Hans Wanner argued for a strengthening of the international monitoring of nuclear power. This followed comments by the Swiss Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard at yesterday’s meeting of minsters from the G8 and G20 countries on nuclear safety in Paris during which she called for internationally binding safety standards. Compliance with such standards should be monitored by independent inspectors from other countries and in the interests of transparency the IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency should facilitate easy access to the results.

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On Wednesday evening, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, ENSI issued directives on the EU Stress Test to operators of nuclear power plants in Switzerland. This is the 4th directive to be issued by ENSI since the accident in Fukushima.

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Externes Lager für Notfälle

Operators of nuclear power plants in Switzerland have met the ENSI deadline of 1 June 2011 for the creation of an external store for emergency equipment. ENSI inspectors consider that the store meets its requirements.

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