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Switzerland revises nuclear liability law

Nuclear Policies

30 March 2015

Switzerland's government has adopted a total revision of the federal ordinance on civil nuclear liability. The ordinance governs the enforcement of the country's new civil nuclear liability law, which was passed by parliament in 2008 but has yet to come into force.

Axpo cleared for Beznau vessel head replacements

Regulation and Safety

11 March 2015

Beznau replacement RPV cap tests 48The Swiss nuclear regulator has inspected the new reactor vessel heads destined for the two-unit Beznau nuclear power plant and given plant operator Axpo permission to carry out their replacement this year.

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 repository experiment enters monitoring phase

Waste and Recycling

24 March 2015

FE Experiment plug 48The underground tunnel in which the Full-scale Emplacement Experiment will be carried out at the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory in Switzerland has been sealed and monitoring has begun. The experiment aims to simulate the conditions within a repository containing high-level radioactive waste.

Swiss decommissioning company gets in position

Waste and Recycling

10 March 2015

Goesgen_tower_(Alpiq)_48Swiss nuclear operator Alpiq has founded a new company to offer integrated nuclear plant decommissioning services in readiness for the post-operation stage of the country's nuclear power sector.

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.