(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 01 – Sogin accelerates and expects to exceed 45% of the global physical progress of dismantling activities by 2022.
This was announced by the company responsible for the dismantling of Italian nuclear plants and for the management and safety of radioactive waste in a note in which it is specified that 2021 has been closed with a forecast of progress equal to 7.2%, “well beyond the ‘budget target initially set at 6.6% “. For 2022, the target is over 10%, thus bringing the overall budget for the 2 years to 17% compared to the overall 28.3% for the years between 1999 and 2020. At the end of this year it is expected that the global physical advancement reaches over 45%.
There were 578 contracts finalized in 2021 for a value of almost 177 million euros. After the end of the public debate on the project of the National Radioactive Waste Repository and Technological Park, Sogin is preparing the proposal for the National Charter for Eligible Areas (CNAI), which will be sent to the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MiTE) by 15 March next. After some authorization steps, which will also see the National Inspectorate for Nuclear Safety and Radioprotection (ISIN) as protagonist, the MiTE in concert with the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility, will approve the CNAI, which will be published. At that point, the Regions and local Bodies will be able to express their non-binding expressions of interest to further investigate the subject and continue the participatory process of locating the Deposit. (HANDLE).