Law on biosphere zone of Issyk-Kul lake is not violated because of uranium exploration at Tash-Bulak deposit, Head of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry, Abdykalyk Rustamov, said at a meeting of the Parliament.
According to him, Kyzyl-Ompol group of uranium deposits is located in the rehabilitation zone of Issyk-Kul biosphere territory. The same goes for Kumtor. Exploration and development in the nuclear zone is prohibited by law.
At the same time, four licenses for uranium exploration in Issyk-Kul region have been issued as of today. (24.kg/Ukrainian metal)