From Italy’s point of view – a country that stopped the production of nuclear energy in its territory after the 1987 referendum – nuclear decommissioning is an old story that is struggling to come to an end. The truth, however, is that, from a global point of view, this story has only just begun. The world's nuclear fleet is aging. According to data from mid-2020, there are 440 currently operating reactors worldwide, spread across 30 countries, with the United States (95 reactors), France (57) and China (47) topping the list. About 270 out of these are now more than 30 years old. When you consider that, with the exception of the latest generation of power plants, nuclear plants were originally designed for a service life lasting around thirty years, you will understand...