Global experts eye nuclear safety watchdog

Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate has signed up for a thorough check-up under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

This content was published on November 21, 2011 - 14:59 and agencies

On Monday the Inspectorate announced that it was undergoing an inspection by the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) – an IAEA expert group.

The purpose is to check that Switzerland is doing all that it can to ensure a maximum level of safety in terms of its nuclear energy production.

Internationally, it is typical for these review missions to be carried out around once a decade. The Inspectorate's mandate requires it to do so periodically.

The inspection period runs until December 2, and the results will be published afterwards. In two or three years there will be a follow-up IRRS mission to see how the Inspectorate has implemented suggested improvements.

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