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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


Remediation work begins at Kyrgyz legacy uranium site

Remediation work begins at Kyrgyz legacy uranium site

Work has started in Kyrgyzstan to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia with a ground-breaking ceremony in Shekaftar, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced today. The Shekaftar mining complex includes three closed mines and eight mining-waste disposal areas that contain about 700,000 cubic metres of waste from mining operations.

Uranium & Fuel 28 July 2020


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


Azarga evaluating situation after Kyrgyzstan uranium ban

Azarga evaluating situation after Kyrgyzstan uranium ban

Azarga Uranium Corp has suspended activities at the Kyzyl Ompul uranium project in Kyrgyzstan, the company confirmed on 3 May - the day after the Kyrgyz parliament voted to ban uranium mining and exploration in the country.

Uranium & Fuel 07 May 2019


Central Asian uranium legacy set for remedial work

Central Asian uranium legacy set for remedial work

Work is expected to start this year on remedial work at two uranium legacy sites in the Kyrgyz Republic, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced yesterday. The work is part of a wider plan to deal with the legacy of Soviet-era uranium mining and processing in Central Asia.

Uranium & Fuel 30 April 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