Projects in the ENSI Research Programme seek to clarify outstanding issues, establish fundamentals and develop the tools that ENSI requires to discharge its responsibilities. The projects also foster the skills needed for regulatory activities and encourage the development of independent expertise. Finally, international projects deliver results that Switzerland could not achieve on its own and at the same time encourage international networking. These are the main objectives of ENSI’s research strategy.
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory in the town of St Ursanne, Marc Kenzelmann, Director General of the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI), pointed out the great importance of independent research at Mont-Terri.
ENSI is participating in two large-scale international research projects providing data on the ageing phenomena of reactors and on the operating and accident behaviour of fuel rods. The findings are being incorporated into ENSI’s safety assessments.
During a joint project-workshop, members of the international BIOPROTA Forum and members of the IAEA MODARIA II Working Group 6 discussed methods for biosphere modelling within the context of deep geological repositories. The workshop took place from 10 – 12 May 2017 at the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) in Brugg.
In future, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, ENSI, will be able to calculate the amount of heat dissipated from transport and storage containers by means of a new independent calculation tool. This has emerged from ENSI’s 2016 Research and Experience Report.
Last saturday, the 5000th visitor of 2014 has been welcomed at the Visitor Center of the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory. ENSI participates in the Rock Laboratory with its own research projects. As a project partner, ENSI offers guided tours of the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory to interested groups.
A good safety culture is necessary in order to ensure that technical installations are safe. There is widespread agreement on this point across all specialist disciplines and sectors. ENSI, the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, also gives consideration to safety culture in its supervisory work. In a new report on supervisory practice covering various issues, […]
The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) has revised its research strategy. In the coming years, the focus will be on the issues of long-term operation, extreme natural events, decommissioning and waste management. As a new feature, suggestions for research projects can now be submitted online.