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Remediation work at legacy uranium mining sites in Uzbekistan is under way, supported by a €9m ($11m) grant from the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia (ERA) – set up on the initiative of the European Union (EU) and managed by the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD).

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsremediation-begins-at-former-uranium-mining-sites-in-uzbekistan-11160714

“Uranium 2022: Resources, Production and Demand”, widely known as the Red Book, is the 29th edition of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and International Atomic Energy Agency's biennial report. The 568-page report presents the most recent review of world uranium market fundamentals and offers a statistical profile of the uranium industry. It includes 54 country reports on uranium exploration, resources, production and reactor-related requirements, 36 of which were prepared from officially reported government data and narratives, and 18 that were prepared by the NEA and IAEA secretariats.

Date: Saturday, 08 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsred-book-sees-modest-decrease-in-uranium-resources-but-expects-nuclear-capacity-to-increase-10741481

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide Uzbekistan with a grant of €7 million ($6.95m) to support work on the reclamation of uranium legacy sites at Charkesar and Yangiabad, the press service of State Committee of Uzbekistan on Ecology and Environmental Protection (SCUEEP) and EBRD have reported. The agreement for the grant project was signed on 1 September in London by SCUEEP Chairman Narzullo Oblomuradov and Balthazar Lindauer, Director of the EBRD Nuclear Safety Department.

Date: Wednesday, 07 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuzbekistan-receives-ebrd-grant-to-remediate-legacy-uranium-sites-9980584

The Central Design and Technological Institute (JSC TsPTI - part of Rosatom fuel company TVEL) on 18 May won the tender for the development of working documentation and performance of work at the Taboshar site of the Republic of Tajikistan as part of the implementation of the Interstate Target Programme "Reclamation of the territories of states affected by uranium mining industries". This relates to uranium legacy sites left by Soviet-era uranium production in Central Asia.

Date: Friday, 20 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrehabilitation-of-tajikistans-uranium-tailing-dumps-to-begin-9712760

Preparations for the environmental remediation of former uranium mining sites at Yangiabad and Charkesar are set to begin following the signing of a EUR2.0 million (USD2.3 million) grant agreement between the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia and the government of Uzbekistan.

Date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Clean-up-set-to-start-at-Uzbek-legacy-uranium-site

The European Union (EU) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have extended a 2013 agreement to cooperate on nuclear safety. Their cooperation has already led to over one hundred nuclear safety review missions, environmental remediation at former uranium sites in Central Asia and more effective radioactive waste management in Africa.

Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EU-IAEA-extend-cooperation-in-nuclear-safety

A group of more than 100 scientists and environmentalists have written to the European Commission calling for a "timely and just assessment" of nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy. The letter was sent by Satu Helynen, acting president of the Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP), and addressed to EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson and to two European Commission vice-presidents, Valdis Dombrovskis and Frans Timmermans.

Date: Thursday, 30 April 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NGOs-demand-place-for-nuclear-in-EU-Taxonomy