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U.S., Russia to Help Secure Kyrgyz Uranium Waste
The United States and Russia have pledged to provide Kyrgyzstan with a total of $560,000 to help secure Soviet-era radioactive waste dumps, Kyrgyz Emergencies Ministry spokesman Emil Akmatov said yesterday (see GSN, July 7).
The United States plans to provide $400,000 and Russia will provide $160,000 to help secure and clean uranium waste dumps in Kaji-Say, about 250 kilometers from the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, Akmatov said. Beginning next month, Russia will conduct an assessment of the sites and the United States will fund improved security and removal of 170,000 cubic meters of uranium waste, the Associated Press reported (Associated Press/Environmental News Network, July 22).
Nov. 19, 2012
Four non-papers are the collaborative output of the Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities to date. Convened by NTI, the Global Dialogue is an international, cross-sector dialogue among leading officials, experts, and practitioners on priorities and actions needed to strengthen the global nuclear security system to prevent nuclear materials from getting into the wrong hands.
Nov. 1, 2012
Remarks by Senator Sam Nunn at the PIIC Beijing Seminar on International Security, November 1, 2012
This article provides an overview of Kyrgyzstan’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.