Switzerland rss

BKW sets closure date for Mühleberg

Corporate

03 March 2016

Muhleberg - 48The Mühleberg nuclear power plant will stop generating electricity on 20 December 2019, utility BKW recently informed the Swiss nuclear safety regulator. Decommissioning of the plant is expected to start in September 2020, the company said.

Expert groups call for Swiss repository studies to include third site

Waste and Recycling

08 February 2016

Two Swiss expert groups have today released reports supporting the repository siting proposals put forward by the country's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra. However, they call for further investigations to be carried out in the Nördlich Lägern region.

Mühleberg upgrade requirements confirmed

Regulation and Safety

04 December 2015

Muehleberg plant - 48The Swiss nuclear safety regulator has reaffirmed the measures that must be taken by utility BKW in order for its Mühleberg nuclear power plant to continue operating until 2019.

Swiss regulator approves Proteus decommissioning plan

Waste and Recycling

29 February 2016

Proteus research reactor - 48The Swiss nuclear safety regulator has said it is satisfied with the plans set out by the Paul Scherrer Institute for decommissioning the Proteus research reactor. The reactor was primarily used for neutron physics experiments with different nuclear fuels.

BKW applies to decommission Mühleberg

Regulation and Safety

21 December 2015

Muehleberg NPP - 48Swiss utility BKW has initiated the process for decommissioning the Mühleberg nuclear power plant by submitting an application to the government. The plant is due to shut down by the end of 2019.

Additional vessel inspections delay Beznau 1 restart

Regulation and Safety

02 December 2015

Beznau 1 - 48Swiss utility Axpo has submitted a road map to the country's nuclear regulator for further investigations of flaw indications in the reactor pressure vessel of unit 1 of the Beznau plant. The company does not now expect the unit to restart until at least August 2016.