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IAEA sees enhancement of Swiss nuclear security

IAEA sees enhancement of Swiss nuclear security

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a follow-up nuclear security advisory mission to Switzerland. The International Physical Protection Advisory Service mission concluded Switzerland has strengthened its nuclear security regime since a mission in 2018.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2023


Defuelling completed at Mühleberg

Defuelling completed at Mühleberg

All the nuclear fuel at the shut down Mühleberg nuclear power plant has now been transported to the Zwilag interim storage facility in Würenlingen, Swiss utility BKW announced. The removal of the fuel marks the completion of the first of three stages of decommissioning of the plant.

Waste & Recycling 01 September 2023


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Uniper to dismantle Mühleberg moisture separator reheaters

Uniper to dismantle Mühleberg moisture separator reheaters

Uniper Nuclear Services - a subsidiary of Germany's Uniper Group - has been contracted by Swiss utility BKW to dismantle, disassemble and package the two moisture separator reheaters at the Mühleberg nuclear power plant in Switzerland.

Waste & Recycling 24 March 2023


Polls find strong support for nuclear in UK and Switzerland

Polls find strong support for nuclear in UK and Switzerland

Britain's energy crisis and rising heating bills have fuelled support among voters for new nuclear reactors to be built in the UK, a survey has found. Meanwhile, a public opinion poll in Switzerland suggests that about half of the population favours the continued use of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 10 March 2023


Discussions due on proposed Swiss repository site

Discussions due on proposed Swiss repository site

Swiss nuclear trade organisation, swissnuclear, will later this year begin discussions with local communities and cantons on possible payments and compensation for hosting a deep geological repository for radioactive waste. In September, Nördlich Lägern in northern Switzerland was proposed as the site of a repository.

Waste & Recycling 23 January 2023


Site proposed for Swiss repository

Site proposed for Swiss repository

Following a 14-year site selection process, Switzerland's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra has proposed Nördlich Lägern in northern Switzerland as the site of a deep geological repository. A used fuel encapsulation plant is to be built at the existing Zwilag interim storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 12 September 2022


Mühleberg decommissioning on track

Mühleberg decommissioning on track

With fuel removal proceeding on schedule at the Mühleberg nuclear power plant, Swiss utility BKW has submitted an application for the second of three decommissioning phases of the plant. Mühleberg is the first nuclear power plant in Switzerland to be decommissioned.

Waste & Recycling 14 July 2022


Majority of Swiss support nuclear new build

Majority of Swiss support nuclear new build

While support for the continued use of nuclear energy is evenly split in the Swiss population, the majority of people support the lifting of the country's ban on the construction of new nuclear power plants, a poll conducted by market research company DemoSCOPE on behalf of the Swiss Nuclear Forum shows.

Nuclear Policies 09 March 2022


US national labs support international waste disposal research

US national labs support international waste disposal research

Modelling and laboratory work at three US Department of Energy national laboratories is being undertaken to support the HotBENT international field experiment to evaluate the behaviour of bentonite clay used as an impermeable backfill in deep geological repositories for high-level waste.

Waste & Recycling 20 January 2022


IAEA concludes mission to assess Swiss nuclear safety

IAEA concludes mission to assess Swiss nuclear safety

Switzerland is committed to maintaining and strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission team said a key challenge for the country is to keep and to build new safety competence for the future by evaluating anticipated gaps in expertise and in identifying actions required to fill them.

Regulation & Safety 05 November 2021