Peter Hufschmied, Chairman of the ENSI Board, will not be resuming his office. Hufschmied stepped aside on 3 May 2011 because major doubts had surfaced about his independence. Investigations subsequently initiated by DETEC have now shown that Hufschmied’s seats on other boards – which have since become public – are compatible with the provisions regarding independence stated in the ENSI Ordinance. However, discrepancies were identified between the ENSI Act and the Ordinance. In order not to jeopardise ENSI’s credibility, Hufschmied has therefore decided to resign from the ENSI Board immediately.
Peter Hufschmied, Chairman of the ENSI Board, is stepping aside with immediate effect. The reasons for this move are the accusations recently levelled against Hufschmied in the media, which raise questions about his independence as an ENSI Board member. Vice-Chair Anne Eckhardt Scheck will now head the ENSI Board. These moves have no impact on ENSI’s technical decisions because the ENSI Board is not allowed to intervene in the Inspectorate’s operational business.
This report provides an overview of the ENSI Board’s activities. It includes information about supervision, the status of quality assurance and the condition of the nuclear plants.