Radioactive Waste Management

ENEA also functions as:

Integrated Service for the management of non-electro-nuclear radioactive waste - Since many years ENEA has hosted an Integrated Service for the management of non-electro-nuclear radioactive waste spread all over Italy, which include low- and medium-level medical radioactive sources as well as high-activity sealed radioactive sources. The Integrated Service is responsible for radioactive waste collection, transport, characterization, storage, treatment and conditioning. Since 2007, pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 52 of 6 February 2007, the Integrated Service is also responsible for orphan sources (radioactive sources whose origin cannot be determined). In such a framework, the Service can rely on the technical collaboration by the competent Authorities intervening whenever a radioactive source is found.