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Italy’s nuclear power revival looking politically doubtful

Italy must also decide on a solution for its nuclear waste, an issue that has never been resolved since decommissioning

Berlusconi crisis hits nuclear revival, FT.com, By Guy Dinmore in RomePublished: November 22 2010 An octogenarian cancer surgeon controversially chosen by Silvio Berlusconi to lead the relaunch of Italy’s nuclear industry says he did not really want the job and that his appointment may yet be stalled by the possible collapse of the prime minister’s centre-right government…..restoring the country’s industry after a 23-year moratorium was a major policy platform in Mr Berlusconi’s 2008 election campaign. But paralysis within the government caused by corruption scandals and internal rifts has set the timetable back…………….
Italy must also decide on a solution for its nuclear waste, an issue that has never been resolved since decommissioning. Dr Veronesi believes the answer could lie outside the country as European nuclear agencies seek to identify a maximum of three sites for common use.

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