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The country’s energy minister Alisher Sultanov also told the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 64th annual general conference that Uzbekistan is close to establishing procedures for licensing and issuing regulatory permits for nuclear energy.
This follows recent procedural progress for safety examinations of nuclear facilities by Uzbek regulatory bodies, Mr Sultanov said.
Draft decisions on Uzbekistan’s accession to four international conventions have also been prepared, for which adoption is expected by the end of 2020. These are:
- Source: Nucnet
- Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
- Original article: nucnet.org/news/country-to-approve-strategy-on-spent-nuclear-fuel-radioactive-waste-and-decommissioning-9-2-2020
Uzbekistan's preparations to build its first nuclear power plant are gathering pace with a sense of making up for lost time. The Central Asian country became a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as long ago as 1994, has 50 years of experience in nuclear research and is the world's fifth biggest producer of uranium.
- Source: World Nuclear News
- Date: Friday, 04 October 2019
- Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-most-experienced-newcomer-to-nuclear-power
Kyrgyzstan's parliament on 2 May voted to ban uranium exploration and mining despite previously issuing licences to foreign companies.
- Source: NEI Magazine
- Date: Tuesday, 07 May 2019
- Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskyrgyzstan-bans-uranium-mining-as-environmental-remediation-work-begins-7195677
The European Union’s (EU's) Delegation to Kyrgyzstan said on 18 August that it Kyrgyzstan’s swift ratification of a framework agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on remediation work at several uranium legacy sites. The framework agreement, which Kyrgyzstan signed in January, is a precondition for the implementation of projects under the EBRD's Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia fund. Under the agreement, which was passed by the Kyrgyz parliament on 28 June and signed into law by President Almazbek Atambayev earlier this month, the EU is to provide an initial contribution of €16.5m ($19.4m) for the work.
- Source: NEI Magazine
- Date: Sunday, 20 August 2017
- Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newseu-welcomes-kyrgyzstans-ratification-of-remediation-agreement-5904364