PSI (Switzerland)

The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is a research center and includes:
the research reactor PROTEUS
the research reactor SAPHIR
the research reactor DIORIT
a Hot Laboratory
facilities for processing and storage of radioactive waste

Saphir and Diorit are being dismantled.

Facilities in PSI

plantreactor typconstruction startoperation startshut down
ProteusResearch Reactor1968
PSIWaste Facilities
2002-12-09

False position of a pair of safety rods. This event was rated INES level 0.

2001-09-07

Tritium incorporation in the waste laboratory. This event was rated INES level 0.

2001-03-28

Exceeding the allowed activity-inventary limits in the Swiss Federal Interim Storage (BZL). This event was rated INES level 0.

2000-12-12

Loss of iodine emission surveillance in the pilot incineration facility. This event was rated INES level 0.

1999-06-25

Irregularity on a shutdown system in the research reactor during a functionality test. This event was rated INES level 0.

1999-03-31

Inexplicably high quarterly dosis registered on the personal dosimeter of a PSI worker. This event was rated INES level 0.

1999-01-29

Incorporation of radioactive aerosols in a metallography cell of the Hotlab. This event was rated INES level 0.