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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).
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