Our history

Over 30 years of experience in protecting citizens and the environment


Nucleco is established on 5 May, 1981 by order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in compliance with the decree of the Interministerial Committee for Economic Planning (CIPE). Its first shareholders are the National Committee for Nuclear Energy (CNEN), a body with legal status under public law, and AGIP S.p.A.


The Company enters into an agreement with the National Agency for New Technology, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), successor to the CNEN, in which Nucleco is entrusted with the operational management of the treatment, conditioning and temporary storage of low and intermediate level radioactive waste from the Italian industrial and health sectors (Integrated Service).


Nucleco's majority shareholding, held by Ambiente S.p.A. (ENI Group), is taken over by Sogin. Today, 60% of the share capital is held by Sogin and 40% by ENEA.


The Ministry of Economic Development grants ENEA authorization to use Category A sources of ionizing radiation, grouping together facilities for the treatment of waste into a single authorization. ENEA hands over operational responsibilities for the plants to Nucleco.


Nucleco receives Single Environmental Authorization (A.U.A.).


Nucleco receives ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification.


Nucleco receives OHSAS 18001 Security Management System certification.  


Nucleco receives SA8000 (Social Accountability​) certification.


Nucleco makes the transition to the new standard of the Safety Management System UNI ISO 45001.​