ENSI intends to maintain the highest standard of quality with regard to its work. For this reason, a group of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will carry out a thorough inspection at ENSI between 21 November and 2 December 2011.
The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) should be the only authority to make the final decision on issues related to the safety of nuclear installations. In the course of a follow-up mission by the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS), experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) re-emphasised this recommendation.
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recommend that the position of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) should be strengthened. Specifically, it should be possible for final decisions to be taken by ENSI rather than by the Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC). In addition, committees should submit their reports directly to ENSI.
During the two-week IRRS mission, the IAEA experts will investigate how ENSI performs its supervisory duties. To ensure that this scrutiny of ENSI is conducted in an orderly and systematic manner, the IAEA has developed a list containing about 2000 questions. The mission’s objective is to investigate the extent to which ENSI applies the safety […]