The company's employees will have to dismantle about 600 reinforced concrete blocks weighing more than two tons each.
The dismantling of buildings, structures, and equipment of the first Italian nuclear power plant began on Tuesday, August 4, in the province of Latina, 60 km South of Rome. This was announced by Agostino Rivecchio, a representative of the state company Sogin, which is engaged in the implementation of the work.
вЂњToday the fundamental stage of decommissioning of this nuclear power plant begins,вЂќ he said. According to a representative of Sogin, the work should be completed in January 2021.
The company's employees will have to dismantle about 600 reinforced concrete blocks weighing more than two tons each. They form a sealed shell that protects the nuclear reactor.
The work will be carried out at an altitude of about 50 meters. The dismantled slabs are planned to be divided into metal and concrete, which will be recycled after radiation control.
After that, the height of the NPP building will decrease from 53 to 38 meters.
The Latin nuclear power plant with a single gas-cooled nuclear reactor was the first operating nuclear power plant in Italy and was commissioned in 1963. The Latin nuclear power plant ceased operation in 1987.