The 860MW Caorso nuclear power plant was the largest and one of the four nuclear power plants in Italy. It operated from December 1981 to 1990 and produced approximately 29TWh electricity. The plant stopped production in October 1986 for periodic refuelling and was subsequently put on cold stop when the Italian Government announced the 1987 referendum on nuclear power after the Chernobyl accident. The referendum required all nuclear power plants in the country to be closed. The second-generation nuclear plant was the last nuclear power plant and was developed by the then state-owned ENEL, Ansaldo Meccanica Nucleare and GETSCO. Ownership of the power plant was transferred to state-owned company, Sogin, which is undertaking the decommissioning. The decommissioning works started in 1999 and are expected to be completed by 2031.
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