Emergency Preparedness

The objectives of emergency preparedness are to protect the impacted population and the basis for their livelihood, and to limit the effects of an event. The tasks and duties of bodies at federal, cantonal, regional and commune level, and of the operators of nuclear plants, are stipulated in the Emergency Preparedness Ordinance.

MADUK consists of four subsidiary networks located within a radius of 6 kilometres of each Swiss nuclear power plant and the Paul Scherrer Institute.

ENSI operates an automatic dose-rate monitoring network in the vicinity of nuclear facilities. Readings are transmitted round the clock to ENSI. You find the real time measurements here.

Dispersion calculations are carried out in the event of an incident in a nuclear power plant that represents a risk to humans.

The International Nuclear Event Scale (INES), which comprises seven levels, is applied throughout the world.