“Development of uranium brings more harm than economic benefits,” Orozbek Duisheev, head of the Association of Mining Operators and Geologists of Kyrgyzstan, said at public hearings on May 7.
According to him, there is no uniform policy in the mining industry today. In the end, everyone does what he wants. And as the result, as of January 1, almost 2,800 licenses have been issued in the country.
“Uranium is a harmful substance. In addition, development of uranium harms ecology. Since Soviet times, Issyk-Kul has been a place of rest, and therefore a separate law on the biosphere zone has been adopted. The republic does not need uranium, because we do not need a nuclear power plant. If we develop uranium deposits, there will be no economic benefit from them. After all, billions of soms are needed for the reclamation of dumps. We then go and ask everyone for money for these works,” Orozbek Duisheev said. (24.kg/Ukrainian metal)