Sogin is integrating this circular economy model in
a structured and systematic way into the design of all its activities.
By way of example, of the approximately 320,000
tons of materials that will be produced as a whole by the dismantling
of the Caorso nuclear power plant, over 300,000 tons (93%) will be
recovered, most of which are made up of metals and
In the Caorso power station, in 2013-2014 the decommissioning of the Off Gas building
produced about 7,000 tons of concrete (not radioactive) which were
transformed into secondary raw material and reused to fill the
excavations produced by the dismantling of the underground systems
adjacent to the building.
Another recent example is the recovery and re-use of materials produced by the dismantl
ing of the rotor and alternator of the turbine of the Garigliano nuclear power plant
. All the material produced, about 400 tons, was removed from the site, after being properly checked, and 96% was transferred to recovery and processing centers, such as metal foundries, to be reintegrated into the production cycle.
Finally, as responsible for the localisation, realisation and management of the National Reposito
ry, Sogin is the bearer of a model of sustainable development which, in addition to freeing the territories that host the current facilities from radiological constraints, will enable the economic, social and environmental development of the territory that will host the new infrastructure.