Sogin Group at Ecomondo 2020

05 November 2020

Sogin Group participated in the 24th edition of Ecomondo, the reference event for the green economy world organized by the Italian Exhibition Group. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was held from 3 to 15 November entirely on a dedicated digital platform. In particular, the Group was part of the panel "Green deal, Circular Economy, and Sustainability in in remediation and restoration of contaminated sites during the pandemic" held on 5 November, chaired by Marco Petrangeli Papini (University of Rome), Donatella Giacopetti (UNEM - Unione Energie per la Mobilità) and Alessandro Bratti (ISPRA).

With a focus on the transition to circular economy and the impact of Covid-19, the Group, through Nucleco, reported on the environmental restoration project of the former Air Force firing range of Punta della Contessa (Brindisi). The areas subject to remediation insist on one of the Italian Sites of National Interest for an area of about 6 hectares on land and in the marine stretch near the coast. The restoration activities concern the realization of investigations for the identification of possible unexploded ordnance, the demolition of buildings, the management of conventional waste and, finally, the renaturalization of the area through planting.

With this work, the Group confirms its commitment to sustainable development, contributing to the achievement of Goals 12 (Ensure sustainable patterns of production and consumption) and 15 (Life on Earth) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

As part of Ecomondo, the "General Assembly on Demolitions" were also held, an appointment for in-depth technical analysis of regulations, technologies, and safety in civil and industrial demolition.

This year, the event provided a snapshot of the decommissioning sector, environmental management, safety, and the processes of demolition of a dismantled area, the current state of the worksites, and future market trends. Sogin presented the removal of the monolith, in reinforced concrete containing radioactive waste, of Pit 7.1 of ITREC Plant in Rotondella, which represents a best practice in nuclear remediation.


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