Ukraine: Rada backs uranium mining licensing

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has approved a draft decree to implement licensing of uranium mining by the State Inspection of Nuclear Regulation.

The draft decree has been backed by 293 members of the parliament.

Now only processing and transportation of uranium ores are licensed. (Ukrainian metal)

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Reclamation of uranium tailings in Mailuu-Suu will begin in September-October, representative of the European Commission Pascal Daures reported. According to him, all the preparatory work within EU Programme “Environmental Remediation in Central Asia” has been completed. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will begin holding tenders and signing work contracts in September. As Pascal…

Kyrgyzstan: relevant committee supports bill banning uranium mining

Members of the Committee on Agrarian Policy, Water Resources, Ecology and Regional Development of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan adopted in first reading a bill banning uranium mining in Kyrgyzstan. The document was initiated by Altynbek Sulaimanov, Almambet Shykmamatov, Kanat Kerezbekov, Myktybek Abdyldaev, Baktybek Turusbekov, Dastan Bekeshev and Altynbek Zhunus uulu. “Over the years of development…

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Kyrgyzstan: development of uranium banned

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Kyrgyzstan: MPs propose indefinite moratorium on uranium mining

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