Radiation protection serves the purpose of protecting the staff, the population and the areas surrounding nuclear plants against ionising radiation. The key aspects here are radiation measurement technology and radioanalytical work.
In future, there are to be no further contradictions between neighbouring countries with regard to emergency measures in the immediate aftermath of serious nuclear accidents. Europe’s two most important bodies for nuclear oversight and radiation protection have developed the so-called HERCA-WENRA Approach in order to bring about harmonisation.
Rosa Sardella is to be the new Director of the Division for Radiation Protection at ENSI. The ENSI Board has appointed the 47 year old, who holds a doctorate in nuclear engineering, as the successor to retiring Division Director Georges Piller, effective July 1st, 2016.
ENSI welcomed the international experts belonging to a working group of the Heads of European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities (HERCA). At the meeting in Brugg, almost 30 specialists discussed subjects including the implementation of the European radiation protection directive.
Radiological protection always begins by avoiding unnecessary exposure. One of the guiding principles behind radiological protection is therefore that the radiation burden on people should be kept as low as is reasonably achievable.
Development and Research Work in the Field of Radiation Measurement Technology: this project deals with the verification and calibration of dosimetry systems and radiation measurement instruments. On the one hand, importance attaches to personal dosimetry, i.e. the measurement of the outer and inner radiation exposure for people. This field also covers measurements of the release […]
In its 12th Annual Report on Radiological Protection, ENSI summarises and analyses the release of radioactive materials from Swiss nuclear facilities. All nuclear facilities complied with the limits in 2015 and in some cases by a very large margin.
In its 11th Annual Report on Radiological Protection, ENSI summarises and analyses the release of radioactive materials from Swiss nuclear facilities. All nuclear facilities complied with the limits in 2014 and in some cases by a very large margin.
In its 10th Annual Report on Radiological Protection, ENSI summarises and analyses the release of radioactive materials from Swiss nuclear facilities. All nuclear facilities complied with the limits in 2013 and in some cases by a very large margin.
In this 9th Annual Report, ENSI focusses on radiological protection in Swiss nuclear facilities. The average individual dose has changed little compared with previous years. At 0.7 mSv, it is significantly below the limit both for persons exposed to radiation during their work (20 mSv) and the annual average rate of exposure for the population […]
This Annual Report of ENSI deals solely with radiological protection in nuclear facilities in Switzerland: Section A covers both exposure rates for staff and individual job rates whereas Section B deals with releases from nuclear facilities and the monitoring of radioactivity in their immediate vicinity. Compared with previous years, there was little change in either […]
Nine months after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan is working to contain radiation exposure in the region of the accident. The challenges confronting the country in this endeavour are shown by the new ENSI report on the radiological effects of the accident on 11 March 2011. A significant discharge of radioactivity […]
This is the 7th Annual Report of ENSI on radiological protection in Swiss nuclear facilities. Section A deals with doses for staff and individual jobs and Section B covers releases from nuclear facilities and the monitoring of environmental radioactivity in their immediate vicinity.
On January 1st 2009, HSK became ENSI, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate and at the same time the new body became independent of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. However, the remit of the new regulatory body remains unchanged. ENSI continues to monitor ionising radiation and radioactivity in Swiss nuclear facilities and their immediate […]
2008 was a very special year for HSK – in fact it was its last. On 1 January 2009, HSK became ENSI, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate. Further information on the change can be found in the Surveillance Report of ENSI for 2008. To simplify matters for the reader, the new designation of ENSI […]
This is the third year in which the Inspectorate has produced a summary report on its regulatory work in the field of radiological protection. Prior to that, the various topics were the subject of separate reports produced by the Inspectorate and other Federal offices.