ENSI has accepted the proof of ability to withstand flooding submitted by all Swiss power plants. All of them will cope with an extreme flood of the sort that may occur on average once every 10,000 years.
Today, the Federal Office of the Environment, FOEN, published its study “Extreme Flooding of the River Aare”. Their findings also include a re-evaluation of the flood risk to nuclear installations located on the Aare.
For the second time since the Fukushima accident in 2011, power plant operators have demonstrated that their plants are capable of withstanding an extremely rare, severe earthquake.
The experts of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) have joined others in awarding good marks to Switzerland’s nuclear power plants. In their assessment of Switzerland’s National Report for the EU Stress Test, the EU experts conclude that Swiss nuclear power plants meet the international safety requirements in all areas, and Switzerland is even […]
All of Switzerland’s nuclear power plants will cope with an extreme flood of the sort that may occur on average once every 10,000 years, in addition to their ability to cope with other hazards. Even if the external power supply fails at the same time as the flood occurs, the plants can be brought into a safe condition. All the plants are clearly in compliance with the applicable limits.