Since 2004, thanks to Nucleco, we have dealt with the management of radioactive waste produced by nuclear medicine, industry and research. We are at the forefront of the remediation of contaminated sites, such as that of Statte in the province of Taranto, where we are securing 3,500 radioactive drums.
Furthermore, we work to create the National Deposit, the definitive solution for the safe management of all Italian radioactive waste.
On this trip, which began at the end of last century, we have experienced successes and setbacks, but we have never stopped. And so, we have managed to turn our mistakes into a precious experience.
With this experience, we participate in projects and initiatives of nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management in 18 countries, with two operating facilities abroad, in Moscow and Bratislava.
Our decommissioning program was the first to be subject to an independent review by the International Atomic Energy Agency and currently represent a benchmark for those countries that are starting the dismantling of their nuclear plants.
Over these 20 years, our community has grown, diversified and has made way to a new generation of men and women dedicated to protecting the security for the future.
Today, in 13 offices in Italy and abroad, 1,155 people deal with the Italian historical nuclear legacy, to ensure Italian citizens the possibility to enjoy a Country with no radiological constraints.
We do this by paying close attention to the sustainability of our projects. Thanks to the treatment and decontamination techniques that we use, we are able to recover approximately 90% of the dismantled materials. Thus, we demonstrate that, even in a difficult sector such as nuclear decommissioning, it is possible to achieve best practices of circular economy.
Our mission is far from being over. But even if our path has proved to be more difficult and tortuous than we expected, our determination and our commitment remain unchanged.