The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in cooperation with the Italian decommissioning and RWM organization Sogin, organized the International workshop on Application of Sustainability Principles and Circular Economy to Nuclear Decommissioning, that had the participation of the European Demolition Association.
EDA is engaging with the nuclear industry, since a few years, willing to learn from the specificities of this industry, their challenges and concerns as nuclear power plants face the end-of-life and prepare for the decommissioning process.
is getting more and more involved in circular economy, waste management and nuclear energy in order to provide its experience in these areas.
International experts from all over Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), with IAEA staff and Italian experts provide their experience and best practices in circular economy and sustainability of nuclear decommissioning.
Previously, EDA was invited by the International Atomic Energy Agency to take part in WATEC Group, the International Radioactive Waste Technical Committee, (April, 2-5, Vienna), to give their perspective on how the association can get more involved in nuclear energy.
Johan D’Hooghe, on behalf of the European Demolition Association, shared the association experience to get the adaptation to the IAEA-standards, that will allow EDA to add the nuclear to the portfolio of its members and start using the highest standards in the jobs.
EDA’s involvement through this workgroup would create a major benefit for those contractors willing to engage in the nuclear, because the association could provide its experience about how the job needs to be done.