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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission to Kazakhstan to review the country's process for selecting the site of a planned nuclear power plant.

Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-assesses-Kazakh-plant-site-selection-process

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

The Republic of Burundi and Russia have signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) on peaceful uses of nuclear technology. It was signed as the Russia-Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum takes place in St Petersburg.

Date: Friday, 28 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Burundi-and-Ethiopia-among-Russia-Africa-nuclear-c

Almasadam Satkaliyev, Kazakhstan’s Minister of Energy says "Rosatom has a certain advantage as supplier of the nuclear island" for a planned NPP. While the authorities continue to look for a contractor and supplier of equipment for construction of its planned NPP, they understand that Russia’s Rosatom has advantages in this area, he noted.

Date: Friday, 14 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskazakhstan-continues-to-pursue-npp-plans-10756528

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

India has imported just over 7600 tonnes of uranium in the past three years, mostly from Kazakhstan and Canada, according to official figures released by the government. Minister of State Jitendra Singh provided the data, as well as figures for domestic uranium production, and updates on nuclear construction projects, in written answers to questions in the Indian government's upper house, the Rajya Sabha.

Date: Wednesday, 06 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Indian-minister-provides-uranium,-construction-upd

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 pandemic has shown the resilience of the nuclear industry to act responsibly, both as a supplier of energy and as an employer, the head of the world's biggest uranium producer said today. In his address to delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, Kazatomprom CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov said the wellbeing of the company's 20,000 employees was his first priority.

Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kazatomprom-put-health-before-profit-during-pandem

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expert team from the Coordination Group for Uranium Legacy Sites (CGULS) is preparing independent cost estimates to help Tajikistan plan remediation of uranium legacy sites. The team spent almost two weeks visiting legacy sites, including exposed tailings bodies and remnants of uranium mills and other infrastructure, at Map 1-9, Degmay and Tashobar. The visit was supported by Tajikistan regulator, the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency of the Academy of Sciences, and site operator State Enterprise Tajredmet.

Date: Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-team-helps-to-plan-remediation-of-tajikistan-uranium-site-5772750