Switzerland rss

Swiss regulator calls for off-site emergency response centres

Regulation and Safety

04 March 2015

Having already improved on-site emergency protection measures, Switzerland's Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate is now ordering nuclear power plant operators to ensure that off-site measures are also boosted.

Swiss regulator approves Mühleberg upgrades

Regulation and Safety

29 January 2015

Muehleberg (ENSI) 48Switzerland's Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate has approved upgrades proposed by utility BKW for the continued operation of the Mühleberg nuclear power plant until 2019.

Areva wins service contracts

Corporate

11 June 2014

Kozloduy_turbine_hall_(Kozloduy_NPP)_48A recent flurry of contracts will see Areva provide reactor services to units in Bulgaria, Switzerland and Germany, including a power uprate at Bulgaria's Kozloduy plant.

Two regions selected for Swiss repository studies

Waste and Recycling

30 January 2015

Two sites have been selected by Switzerland's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra for further investigation for hosting deep geological repositories.

Swiss energy policy ready for parliamentary debate

Nuclear Policies

29 October 2014

The first package of measures of Switzerland's proposed new energy policy - including the phase out of the use of nuclear energy - is ready to be debated by the parliament, a committee of its lower house has announced.

Public votes for continued Mühleberg operation

Nuclear Policies

19 May 2014

Muhleberg - landscape - 48Voters in the Swiss canton of Bern have rejected a proposal for the immediate shut down of the Mühleberg nuclear power plant. The plant will now close as intended in 2019.