08.11.2017_No223 / News in Brief

Italy’s Sogin Signs Eight-Year Contract With Europe’s JRC

Decommissioning

8 Nov (NucNet): Sogin, the Italian state-owned company responsible for decommissioning and radioactive waste management in Italy, has signed an eight-year services contract with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. Sogin did not say how much the contract was worth, but said it will allow JRC to access Sogin’s technical expertise in areas such as technical studies, licensing and authorisation, nuclear safety and risk issues, quality assurance for decommissioning, legal assistance with nuclear regulatory matters, and the assessment of technical proposals. The JRC is the European Commission’s science service. It provides independent advice and support to EU policy. After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, Italy phased out nuclear power and for several years has been engaged in decommissioning its four commercial nuclear reactors and associated nuclear fuel-cycle facilities.

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