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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


EDF subsidiary wins Italian waste reduction contract

EDF subsidiary wins Italian waste reduction contract

Trino 48EDF subsidiary Cyclife will treat some 1800 tonnes of metal waste produced during the decommissioning of three Italian nuclear power plants under a contract signed with Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA. The five-year contract is worth about €28 million ($35 million).

Waste & Recycling 07 February 2018


Demolition of chimney at Italian plant completed

Demolition of chimney at Italian plant completed

Garigliano - post chimney demolition - 48The dismantling of the central chimney at the shutdown Garigliano nuclear power plant in Italy was completed yesterday, Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA announced. Preparations to demolish the 95-meter-high chimney began in March 2014.

Waste & Recycling 15 November 2017


IAEA praises Italy's decommissioning efforts

IAEA praises Italy's decommissioning efforts

Italy is committed to the safe and effective decommissioning of nuclear sites and management of associated radioactive waste, an International Atomic Energy Agency mission has concluded. However, it noted areas for potential improvement.

Waste & Recycling 14 July 2017


Westinghouse subsidiary receives notice of non-conformance

Westinghouse subsidiary receives notice of non-conformance

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a notice of non-conformance to Westinghouse over concerns about quality assurance at its Mangiarotti subsidiary.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2017