The Italian National Repository and Technology Park

Mariani, A. and Marta, D. (2023) The Italian National Repository and Technology Park. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1826-9885

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Italy has produced electricity from nuclear source for several years starting from the first half of the 1960s, with 4 Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) based on 4 different technologies. These plants phased out for a political decision after a referendum held in 1987. After an initial indecision on how to find the best solutions for decommissioning and disposals, between the end of the 90s and the early 2000s Italy adopted an institutional framework for these tasks, with the strategies of immediate dismantling and realisation of a near-surface repository for Very Low Level Waste (VLLW) and Low and Intermediate Level Waste (LILW). In 2010, a law was approved (Legislative Decree 31/2010) which foresees a decision-making process with a mixed-mode approach, based on expressions of interest within a map of suitable areas, and the decision to realise the National Repository together with a Technological Park. The latter is intended to host activities necessary for both the Repository and the complementary ones. These procedures, which confirm a general European evolution to favour shared decisions and projects that foster added value for concerned territories, represent an opportunity both in involving a wide range of stakeholders and in promoting development of technological research. Indeed, the Technology Park will be able to attract public and private investments, with the aim of developing activities with a high and innovative technological content, able of creating a centre of national excellence in this field, open to international cooperation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2023 03:11
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 03:11

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