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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Hazardous industrial waste in Kadamjai
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Kadamjai antimony plant in southern Kyrgyzstan stands close to the Uzbek border and the town of the same name. The plant annually consumes 20 000 tones of ore. Ore waste dumps are exposed to erosion by rain and wind – resulting in contamination of soil and water resources by pollutants.