International ISTC Workshop 'Problems of Radio Ecology and Waste Management of Uranium Manufacture in Central Asia' was held in the Kyrgyz Republic on June 6-9, Issyk- Kul
ISTC sponsored and participated in the workshop ‘Problems of radio ecology and waste management of uranium manufacture in Central Asia’ held on June 6-9, in Issyk- Kul, Kyrgyz Republic. Over 50 experts from the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the European Union took part in the workshop.
Main Technical Sessions of the Workshop:
- Radio ecology and radio biogeochemistry of uranium and its derivatives in the environment;
- Nuclear-physical, geochemical and geo-morphological processes in areas of uranium heritages and estimation of their influence on the environment;
- Modern methods of rehabilitation of wastes of former uranium manufactures in mountain conditions;
- Medical, biological, social, economic, and legal aspects in the field of public health services and management of radioactive waste.
The issue of uranium tailings and toxic industrial waste in countries of the CIS remains extremely grave and the potential consequences of this problem could impact millions of people if not dealt with in an effective and timely way. ISTC funded 19 projects amounting to $4 million. The ISTC projects were devoted to monitoring and development of rehabilitation actions of contaminated sites.