Zharys State Holding Company

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Last Updated: May 15, 2014
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Subordinate To: The relationship between Volkovgeologiya and Zharys is unclear. Bakhytzhan Berikbolov is general director of both.
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Zharys investigates areas in Kazakhstan for uranium deposits. It has also conducted radiation mapping of various areas of the republic to measure sources of radiation emission.

Source: Natalya Todorova, "Is Uranium Our Friend or Enemy?" Kazakhstanskaya pravda, 4 April 1996, p. 5; in "Public Fears of Radiation Contamination," FBIS-SOV-96-086-S.

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