WIT Press

TECHNOLOGY PARK IN CONNECTION WITH NATIONAL FILING OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V11-N5-751-758

Volume

Volume 11 (2016), Issue 5

Pages

7

Page Range

751 - 758

Author(s)

F. CUMO, B. DE LIETO VOLLARO, E. PENNACCHIA, M. SFORZINI & V. SFORZINI

Abstract

The starting project idea arises from the need to provide a national disposal for radioactive waste as required by the European Union, in order to adjust Italy to the rest of the other European countries. The site will replace the temporary disposals realized near to the four former nuclear plants in the Italian territory, to permit plants decommissioning and the subsequent environmental rehabilitation of those areas. The disposal will be realized according to the most modern standards of environmental safety and ensuring maximum sustainability of the site thus using all the ‘Best Available Technique’ for the construction of Near Zero Energy Buildings and energy production systems from renewable sources. The Project is based on data coming from SOGIN (the Italian society for the decommissioning of nuclear plants) for the national radioactive waste disposal able to contain 90,000 cubic meters of radioactive waste and divided into two parts, allowing separate storage of the waste of first and second level, respectively, in quantities of 15.000 mc and 75.000 mc. The Technology Park close to the disposal, will be done with maximum transparency criteria, so to make the site not only accessible to citizens, but even a tourist attraction and a meeting area for the scholars, university students and researchers. In this technological park there are strong requirements for high security systems and an adequate transport and mobility plan designed even for critical situations. In fact in the designed Park there are even special protection systems from physical agents with the possibility, in case of danger, of an access to the closed collection points that are able to insulate workers and visitors from fire or radiation danger.

Keywords

decommissioning, environmental, radioactive waste, sustainability, technology