January 6 According to the European Union News Agency quoted by the European Network, in order to solve the problem of nuclear waste disposal at the Italian nuclear power plant, on January 5 local time, the Italian government approved the domestic disposal plan of nuclear waste of the Italian Nuclear Energy Equipment Management Company (SOGIN), and 67 will be built in seven regions of Italy in the future. Nuclear waste storage landfill.
It is reported that on April 26, 1986, after the nuclear reactor ruptured at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyati, Ukraine, Italy held a referendum on nuclear energy applications in 1987, and finally decided by overwhelmingly that the nuclear power plant would not be developed and gradually abolished.
According to the referendum decision, the Italian government has successively closed down the only four nuclear power plants and formed the Italian Nuclear Energy Equipment Management Company, directly led by the Ministry of National Economic Development, and the Italian Renewable Power Resources Management Company (GRTN) to acquire nuclear power plants, dismantle nuclear power plant facilities and dispose of nuclear waste. .
For a long time, the Italian Nuclear Equipment Management Company has been responsible for maintaining closed nuclear facilities and protecting nuclear waste from leakage.
Because nuclear waste has not been completely disposed of, it is difficult to dismantle the facilities of the nuclear power plant.
Previously, Italian nuclear equipment management companies usually sent nuclear waste to professional institutions abroad for disposal.
In 2010, Italy passed legislation to approve the construction of a national radioactive material burial site and stopped the delivery of nuclear waste.
According to the approval of Italy’s National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Environment and the Ministry of Land and Marine Resources and Environmental Protection, the Italian Nuclear Energy Equipment Management Company will set up 67 nuclear waste storage and burying in seven regions: Piedmont, Tuscany, Lazio, Puglia, Baslicata, Sardinia and Sicily
According to the report, the disposal of nuclear waste in Italy is first to load nuclear waste into metal containers of special materials, then sealed by special concrete again, and buried in a landfill that meets certain geological conditions.
The design life of the nuclear waste treatment program is 350 years.
According to the plan of the Italian Nuclear Energy Equipment Management Company, the nuclear waste landfill to be built covers an area of 150 hectares, of which 110 hectares are used for nuclear waste burying and 40 hectares are for the establishment of supporting management facilities.
The company will conduct real-time monitoring of these buried nuclear wastes for at least 300 years to ensure that there is no radioactive contamination. Huang Xin)