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Clean-up set to start at Uzbek legacy uranium sites

Clean-up set to start at Uzbek legacy uranium sites

Preparations for the environmental remediation of former uranium mining sites at Yangiabad and Charkesar are set to begin following the signing of a EUR2.0 million (USD2.3 million) grant agreement between the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia and the government of Uzbekistan.

Uranium & Fuel 25 October 2021


More funding needed to complete Central Asian remediation

More funding needed to complete Central Asian remediation

A renewed call has been made for additional donor funding in order to tackle the most urgent problems caused by radioactive and toxic waste at legacy uranium sites in Central Asia, with the International Atomic Energy Agency estimating an additional EUR40 million (USD47 million) is required. The call came as all parties directly involved in the project signed a revised Strategic Master Plan.

Uranium & Fuel 22 September 2021


Drones to monitor Central Asian uranium legacy sites

Drones to monitor Central Asian uranium legacy sites

A new technology using drones is set to be deployed for the remote monitoring of radiation measurements at former uranium mining and processing areas in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with gamma spectrometers have been developed by a German consortium in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 01 July 2021


IAEA assesses Uzbekistan's nuclear power infrastructure development

IAEA assesses Uzbekistan's nuclear power infrastructure development

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded a 12-day mission to Uzbekistan to review its development of infrastructure for a nuclear power programme. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review was carried out at the invitation of the government of Uzbekistan.

Regulation & Safety 04 June 2021


Uzbekistan on track for IAEA mission this year, says energy minister

Uzbekistan on track for IAEA mission this year, says energy minister

Uzbekistan is "making great strides" in developing its nuclear and regulatory infrastructure in strong partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Uzbek Minister of Energy Alisher Sultanov told participants in the 64th IAEA General Conference yesterday. Speaking via video-link to the annual event in Vienna, Sultanov provided an update on the Central Asian country’s new nuclear power programme.

New Nuclear 22 September 2020


Future energy system must include nuclear, says panel

Future energy system must include nuclear, says panel

A high-level panel of senior political figures and experts from leading international energy organisations yesterday discussed how nuclear energy can address some of the most pressing issues the world is facing. The discussion took place during the first session of World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Nuclear Policies 10 September 2020


Uzbek, Hungarian ministers discuss cooperation in nuclear energy

Uzbek, Hungarian ministers discuss cooperation in nuclear energy

The leadership of the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan met with a Hungarian delegation to Tashkent last month, during which they discussed Hungary's willingness for partnership in the energy sector.

Nuclear Policies 12 August 2020


Uzbekistan unveils low-carbon energy strategy

Uzbekistan unveils low-carbon energy strategy

The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan has announced the development of a national Low-Carbon Energy Strategy with assistance from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and international consulting company Corporate Solutions. Uzbekistan plans to develop alternative energy sources, including solar, hydro and wind, to produce electricity with low-carbon emissions. Uzbekistan also plans to build Central Asia’s first nuclear power plant, to provide the country with "uninterrupted and high-quality electricity on an industrial scale", the ministry said.

Energy & Environment 28 May 2020


Uzbekistan plans route to cleaner electricity mix

Uzbekistan plans route to cleaner electricity mix

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy has published a detailed 'Concept Note' outlining its strategy on electrical generation to the year 2030. The document anticipates a sharp reduction in the country's reliance on gas-fired power generation from the current 83% to 50%, and sets goals for new nuclear, solar and wind power production of 15%, 8% and 7%, respectively.

Energy & Environment 06 May 2020


Uzbekistan plans to modernise mining company

Uzbekistan plans to modernise mining company

The president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, last week chaired a meeting on plans to reform fully state-owned enterprise Navoy Mining and Metallurgical Plant. The country's largest industrial enterprise, NMMP produces gold, uranium and rare metals as well as other products.

Corporate 02 March 2020