Swiss Siting Process Delayed by Request for Further Documentation (September 2015)

Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, which is examining proposals for the siting of two radioactive waste repositories, has requested further documentation from the national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra. The request is expected to lead to a delay of 6-12 months to the timetable for selecting the sites. In January, Nagra proposed Zürich Nordost and Jura Ost in the third and final stage of Switzerland’s plan for selecting sites for two repositories: one for low- and intermediate-level waste and the other for high-level waste. Final site proposals for further investigation had been expected to be made by Nagra in 2017.

World Nuclear Association News Service – 10 September 2015

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