To ensure environmental sustainability, all interventions are designed, implemented and monitored so as not to produce any impact, neither radiological nor conventional, on the environment.
Sogin operates a comprehensive network of environmental supervision and monitoring operations, with continuous and planned controls of the quality of air, soil (paddy fields and river sediments), groundwater and the River Po, and the river fish and major food and agricultural products of the area: rice, corn, lettuce, spinach, kale and animal fodder. All environmental monitoring networks were established at the time the nuclear power plants were built.
Each year, Sogin systematically carries hundreds of measures on food and environmental matrices that make up the network in collaboration with ARPA (the regional environmental protection agency) of Piedmont.
The results of the analysis and the values of drainage formulas have always confirmed radiologically insignificant environmental impacts. The monitoring results are sent to ISPRA, the National Security Authority on nuclear power, and also made public through our Sustainability Report.
Sogin’s Environmental Management System is ISO 14001 certified. After registration of the Caorso plant, at the end of October 2015, Sogin also obtained the EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certificate for the activities at the Trino plant.
EMAS is a voluntary tool proposed by the European Community with which companies and government agencies can evaluate and improve their environmental performance and provide the public and all stakeholders with information concerning environmental management.
Environmental declaration of the Trino plant