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The shields were the six reinforced concrete structures that insulated the upper pipes, which connected the six boilers to the reactor building.
For their removal, Sogin used a controlled demolition technique. The shields were cut into sections at height and then moved to ground level using a specially installed tower crane.
The job produced about 1,200 tonnes of material which will be removed from the site and sent for recovery.
- Source: Nucnet
- Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020
- Original article: nucnet.org/news/sogin-completes-dismantling-of-latina-steam-generator-shields-10-3-2020
The Latina plant, a 153-MW Magnox graphite gas-cooled reactor that began commercial operation in January 1964, is the last of Italy’s four commercial nuclear plants to be given a decommissioning decree. It was permanently shut down in December 1987 as a result of a referendum on nuclear power that followed the April 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Sogin took over ownership of the site in November 1999.
Sogin said in a statement that phase one of decommissioning is expected to cost €270m and be completed in 2027. Phase two will not be able to begin until Italy has built a national repository. The site selection process for the repository has not yet begun, but the schedule published inn 2019 was to have in operation by 2025.
- Source: Nucnet
- Date: Friday, 05 June 2020
- Original article: nucnet.org/news/government-approves-phase-one-of-latina-decommissioning-6-4-2020
Italy's Ministry of Economic Development recently issued a decree authorising Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) 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.
- Source: World Nuclear News
- Date: Wednesday, 03 June 2020
- Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Dismantling-of-Italys-Latina-plant-to-begin
The Italian Parliament has overturned a ban on civil nuclear power that dates back to 1987, a year after Chernobyl.
- Source: NEI Magazine
- Date: Friday, 10 July 2009
- Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsitaly-overturns-nuclear-ban