Nucleco at PREDIS Annual Seminar - WP 5

04 October 2022


The annual seminar of Work Package 5 for the PREDIS (PRE-DISposal management of radioactive waste) project, under the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020), took place on 29 and 30 September.

The two days, organised by Sogin and hosted by ENEA at the Frascati research centre, saw the involvement of several European partners: Nucleco participated on behalf of Italy, together with Sogin, ENEA, Università di Pisa and Politecnico di Milano​

The PREDIS project, which started in September 2020 and has a duration of four years, aims to identify and implement strategies for the management of radioactive waste in the pre-disposal phase that allow to reduce volumes to be disposed of and, at the same time, to optimise treatment processes.

Sogin and Nucleco are involved in several Work Packages related to the overall radioactive waste management strategy, the monitoring of objects in storage and the treatment of particular types of radioactive waste. Work Package 5 focuses on the study of the conditioning processes of liquid organic radioactive waste.


The workshop opened, after the greetings of ENEA, represented by Alessandro Dodaro - Director of the Nuclear Fusion and Technologies for Nuclear Safety (FSN) Department, and the coordinator of Wok Package 5, Maxime Founier of the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (CEA), with the intervention of the Deputy Commissioner of Sogin, Angela Bracco.

This was followed by a series of technical sessions, coordinated by Federica Pancotti, Sogin's Head of Technological Innovation, with the aim of sharing and discussing the results obtained by the various partners in the development of different formulations for the direct conditioning of organic liquid radioactive waste with geopolymeric matrices and the study of the long-term durability of these matrices.

The event offered an important opportunity for discussion and reflection for Sogin and Nucleco, consolidating the Group's prominent role in European research and innovation projects.  

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