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Italy launches national debate on waste repository

Italy launches national debate on waste repository

The opening plenary session of Italy's National Seminar, which aims at deepening the analysis of the technical aspects related to the national repository for radioactive waste and technological park project with all interested parties, was held yesterday. The National Seminar, a series of consultative meetings, follows the publication in January of a list of 67 potential sites for a radioactive waste storage facility.

Waste & Recycling 08 September 2021


Italians do not rule out future use of nuclear energy

Italians do not rule out future use of nuclear energy

One-third of Italians are in favour of reconsidering the use of nuclear energy in the country, according to the results of a public opinion poll conducted on behalf of Comitato Nucleare e Ragione. More than half of respondents said they would not exclude the future use of new advanced nuclear technologies.

Nuclear Policies 22 July 2021


G7 highlights technology-driven clean energy transition

G7 highlights technology-driven clean energy transition

The Group of Seven countries will lead a technology-driven transition to net zero, according to a joint statement at the end of their three-day summit in Cornwall, England. The G7 is an inter-governmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA. As host of the first in-person G7 Summit in almost two years, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the other leaders "to seize the opportunity to fight and build back better from coronavirus, uniting to make the future fairer, greener and more prosperous".

Energy & Environment 14 June 2021


Italy begins search for national radwaste storage site

Italy begins search for national radwaste storage site

A list of 67 potential sites for a radioactive waste storage facility has been published by Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA, the Italian state-owned company responsible for dismantling the country's nuclear power plants. The publication of the list on 5 January, announced in five national newspapers, started a period of public consultation.

Waste & Recycling 29 January 2021


Italy approves dismantling of Latina plant

Italy approves dismantling of Latina plant

Italy's Ministry of Economic Development recently issued a decree authorising Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA to begin the initial phase of decommissioning the Latina nuclear power plant. The Latina plant is the last of the four Italian nuclear power plants to obtain a decommissioning decree.

Waste & Recycling 02 June 2020


Ansaldo Nuclear provides robot for Caorso decommissioning

Ansaldo Nuclear provides robot for Caorso decommissioning

Ansaldo Nuclear has designed and supplied a robot for the removal of 2000 drums of radioactive waste stored in hard-to-access areas within two temporary storage buildings at Italy's shut down Caorso nuclear power plant. Caorso, an 860 MWe boiling water reactor, was closed in 1990 after just 12 years of operation and is now being decommissioned.

Waste & Recycling 14 April 2020


Next phase of Italian nuclear waste shipments to Slovakia begins

Next phase of Italian nuclear waste shipments to Slovakia begins

The first of 33 scheduled transports aimed at moving about 5600 drums of radioactive resins and sludge departed from Italy's shut down Caorso nuclear power plant on 28 January en route to the Bohunice plant in Slovakia for their treatment and conditioning. All the drums in this second phase of shipments are expected to be transported by 2022.

Waste & Recycling 30 January 2020


Nuclearelectrica to cooperate in development of ALFRED

Nuclearelectrica to cooperate in development of ALFRED

Romanian utility Nuclearelectrica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fostering ALFRED Construction consortium regarding cooperation on the development of the Advanced Lead Fast Reactor European Demonstrator (ALFRED). A demonstration unit is planned to be constructed in Romania.

New Nuclear 07 October 2019


Sogin takes on research reactor for decommissioning

Sogin takes on research reactor for decommissioning

Ownership of Italy's Ispra-1 research reactor has officially been transferred to Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), the state-owned company responsible for dismantling the country's nuclear power plants. Decommissioning of the reactor, which ceased operation in 1973, will begin once Sogin's application has been approved.

Waste & Recycling 01 October 2019


Rosatom expands overseas links with new agreements

Rosatom expands overseas links with new agreements

Rusatom-VPO-DEKRA MOU - May 2018 - 48Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, yesterday signed a series of agreements with overseas companies during the Atomexpo conference and exhibition being held this week in Sochi, Russia. The agreements, with Chile, China, Cuba, Finland, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain and Zambia, include the engineering and medical sectors, among others.

Corporate 16 May 2018