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More funding needed to complete Central Asian remediation

More funding needed to complete Central Asian remediation

A renewed call has been made for additional donor funding in order to tackle the most urgent problems caused by radioactive and toxic waste at legacy uranium sites in Central Asia, with the International Atomic Energy Agency estimating an additional EUR40 million (USD47 million) is required. The call came as all parties directly involved in the project signed a revised Strategic Master Plan.

Uranium & Fuel 22 September 2021


Drones to monitor Central Asian uranium legacy sites

Drones to monitor Central Asian uranium legacy sites

A new technology using drones is set to be deployed for the remote monitoring of radiation measurements at former uranium mining and processing areas in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with gamma spectrometers have been developed by a German consortium in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 01 July 2021


EBRD sees progress with uranium remediation

EBRD sees progress with uranium remediation

Work to remediate legacy uranium mining sites can begin in Tajikistan now that the country's framework agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has entered into force. The bank has also announced the signature of a contract for remediation work at the Shekaftar site in Kyrgyzstan.

Uranium & Fuel 05 May 2020


EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-up

Significant progress has been made in cleaning up some of the legacy waste from historic uranium mining in Central Asia, but much remains to be done, with additional donations from the international community needed to complete this vital remediation work, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development says.

Uranium & Fuel 13 November 2019


Central Asia commits to affordable and clean energy

Central Asia commits to affordable and clean energy

Energy ministers from across Central Asia today committed their countries to collaborating on meeting the United Nations' seventh Sustainable Development Goal, which pledges 'affordable and clean energy' by 2030. The meeting is the first time they have come together to discuss the region's common energy challenges.

Energy & Environment 20 September 2019


Funds pledged for uranium legacy cleanup

Funds pledged for uranium legacy cleanup

The international community has raised additional funds to support efforts to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia. Remediation work will start in 2019 at four sites in the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan.

Uranium & Fuel 12 November 2018


Strategic plan for uranium remediation in Central Asia

Strategic plan for uranium remediation in Central Asia

IAEA_partners_Central_Asia_SMP-(IAEA)-48The European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the republics of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed a joint commitment on coordinating efforts to remediate uranium legacy sites in Central Asia, under a newly published strategic master plan.

Uranium & Fuel 25 September 2017


IAEA helps Tajikistan remediation preparations

IAEA helps Tajikistan remediation preparations

Degmay_tailings_Tajikistan_(Roberts-IAEA)_48An International Atomic Energy Agency expert team is preparing independent cost estimates to help Tajikistan plan the remediation of uranium legacy sites in the north of the country.

Uranium & Fuel 27 March 2017


Russia and Tajikistan plan nuclear cooperation

Russia and Tajikistan plan nuclear cooperation

Russia and Tajikistan yesterday signed an agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to the Central Asian country. Tajikistan is mineral-rich and has some uranium deposits, but most of its electricity is hydroelectric, with a small part sourced from natural gas.

Nuclear Policies 28 February 2017


Agreements signed for EBRD uranium legacy fund

Agreements signed for EBRD uranium legacy fund

Uranium_legacy_site_(EBRD)-48The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has signed framework agreements with the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, a precondition for the implementation of projects under an EBRD fund to deal with the remediation of former uranium mines and processing plants.

Uranium & Fuel 24 January 2017