The environmental surveillance network was established, as in the other nuclear sites, upon entry into operation of the plant
Every year, Sogin systematically carries out hundreds of measurements on the food and environmental matrices that constitute the environmental monitoring network. ARPAE Emilia-Romagna carries out similar monitoring and surveillance activities with its own network.
The results of the analyses and the values of the discharge formulas have always confirmed radiologically insignificant environmental impacts. The monitoring results are sent to the Control Authority ISPRA and made public, also through our Sustainability Report.
The Caorso power plant is part of the ALMERA (Analytical Laboratories Measuring Environmental Radioactivity) network, a network coordinated by IAEA within which the site participates in international discussions on laboratory measurements of an environmental nature, in order to test the laboratory response in both normal and emergency conditions.