Transport and Storage Casks
Transport and storage casks are used for the safe transport and interim storage of intermediate-level and high-level radioactive waste as well as spent fuel assemblies from Swiss nuclear power plants.
The stipulated safety goals as mechanical integrity, sub-criticality, shielding against ionizing radiation and sufficient heat dissipation are the focus of the following activities:
- Appraisal of technical documents for qualification processes, manufacturing, maintenance and storage of transport and storage casks
- Surveillance of qualification processes, manufacturing, maintenance and storage of transport and storage casks
- Support the Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) in licensing of new types of transport and storage casks
- Collaborating in the further development of national and international nuclear codes and regulations